Secretary-General António Guterres delivers welcome remarks to the high-level event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond. Photo: United Nations

Unless we act now, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world… We need to respond with unity and solidarity. — ANTÓNIO GUTERRES

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres delivers welcome remarks to the high-level event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond.

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