COVID-19 is not only a wake-up call, it is a dress rehearsal for the world of challenges to come … The pandemic has taught us that our choices matter. As we look to the future, let us make sure we choose wisely.
The vision and promise of the United Nations is that food, healthcare, water and sanitation, education, decent work and social security are not commodities for sale to those who can afford them, but basic human rights to which we are all entitled. We work to reduce inequality, every day, everywhere.
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.
Everything we do during and after this crisis [COVID-19] must be with a strong focus on building more equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies that are more resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change, and the many other global challenges we face.