Cover shows the title "United Nations Comprehensive Response to COVID-19: Saving Lives, Protecting Societies, Recovering Better" against a solid blue background with the UN emblem on the lower left side.
June 2020
COVID-19

United Nations Comprehensive Response to COVID-19: Saving Lives, Protecting Societies, Recovering Better

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Seventy-five years after the last world war, the world has found itself yet again in a global battle. This time, all of humanity is on the same side against coronavirus disease, or COVID-19. The pandemic has swiftly taken hundreds of thousands of lives, infected mil- lions of people, upended the global economy and caused pervasive fear for the future.

The United Nations mobilized early and comprehensively, leading on the global health response, continuing and expanding the provision of lifesaving humanitarian assistance, establishing instruments for rapid responses to the socio-economic impact and laying out a broad policy agenda for action on all fronts. It has also provided operational support to governments and other partners around the world.