Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19: https://www.un.org/sites/un2.un.org/files/sg_report_socio-economic_impact_of_covid19.pdf

‘We Are Only as Strong as the Weakest’, Secretary-General Stresses, at Launch of Economic Report on COVID-19 Pandemic (SG/SM/20029, 31 March 2020): https://www.un.org/press/en/2020/sgsm20029.doc.htm

UN News

UN launches COVID-19 plan that could ‘defeat the virus and build a better world’ (31 March 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1060702

Economic sanctions should be lifted to prevent hunger crises in countries hit by COVID-19 – UN rights expert (31 March 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1060742

UN appeals to all Somalis to ‘come together’ in fight against COVID-19 pandemic (31 March 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1060722

Coronavirus poses latest threat to battered health system in DR Congo (31 March 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1060692

FROM THE FIELD: Humanitarians on the frontline in COVID-19 fight (31 March 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1060682 

UNRIC Italia

COVID-19 – ILO: Trattare i marittimi con “dignità e rispetto”: https://staging.unric.org/it/covid-19-ilo-trattare-i-marittimi-con-dignita-e-rispetto/

COVID-19 – Anche l’”infodemia” e’ un nostro comune nemico: https://staging.unric.org/it/covid-19-anche-linfodemia-e-un-nostro-comune-nemico/

COVID-19 – UNICEF – Attrezzature mediche in arrivo in Italia a sostegno delle strutture sanitarie:https://staging.unric.org/it/covid-19-unicef-attrezzature-mediche-in-arrivo-in-italia-a-sostegno-delle-strutture-sanitarie/

COVID-19 – IMF – La sicurezza del sistema bancario è fondamentale in tempi di crisi: https://staging.unric.org/it/covid-19-imf-la-sicurezza-del-sistema-bancario-e-fondamentale-in-tempi-di-crisi/


UN tackles ‘infodemic’ of misinformation and cybercrime in COVID-19 crisis (31 March 2020): https://www.un.org/en/un-coronavirus-communications-team/un-tackling-%E2%80%98infodemic%E2%80%99-misinformation-and-cybercrime-covid-19


COVID-19 response – Web portal for the statistical community: https://covid-19-response.unstatshub.org/

This website provides a space for the global statistical community to share guidance, actions, tools and best practices to ensure the operational continuity of data programmes by National Statistical Offices, and to address issues of open and timely access to critical data needed by governments and all sectors of society to respond to the global COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 Outbreak and Persons with Disabilities: https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/covid-19.html


Mitigating impacts of COVID-19 on food trade and markets: Joint Statement by QU Dongyu, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Roberto Azevedo, Directors-General of FAO, WHO and WTO (31 March 2020): http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/1268719/icode/


Don’t allow the coronavirus to open up another front / By Marie Haga (31 March 2020): https://www.ifad.org/en/web/latest/blog/asset/41846623


Treat seafarers with “dignity and respect” during COVID-19 crisis (31 March 2020): https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_740307/lang–en/index.htm 


Maintaining Banking System Safety amid the COVID-19 Crisis (31 March 2020): https://blogs.imf.org/2020/03/31/maintaining-banking-system-safety-amid-the-covid-19-crisis/

IMF disburses US$143 million to Honduras to fight Covid-19 Pandemic (31 March 2020): https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2020/03/31/pr20125-honduras-imf-disburses-us-143-million-to-honduras-to-fight-covid-19-pandemic

The Rights and Health of Refugees, Migrants and Stateless Must be Protected in COVID-19 Response (31 March 2020): https://www.iom.int/news/rights-and-health-refugees-migrants-and-stateless-must-be-protected-covid-19-response

Holding the Line: Border Officials Mobilize Against COVID-19 With IOM’s Support (31 March 2020): https://www.iom.int/news/holding-line-border-officials-mobilize-against-covid-19-ioms-support

Multilingual Information on COVID 19 for Migrant Communities: https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/covid19-response/leafletiomcovid19.pdf
MULTI-LINGUAL COVID19 Q&As available in Arabic | English | Farsi | French | Somali | Sorani | Urdu

UN launches economic report on COVID-19 (31 March 2020): https://www.unocha.org/story/un-launches-economic-report-covid-19
New ReliefWeb Topics page to track COVID-19 updates in your region (31 March 2020): https://reliefweb.int/report/world/new-reliefweb-topics-page-track-covid-19-updates-your-region
ReliefWeb – COVID-19https://reliefweb.int/topics/covid-19


The rights and health of refugees, migrants and stateless must be protected in COVID-19 response: A joint statement by UNHCR, IOM, OHCHR and WHO (31 March 2020): https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=25762&LangID=E

COVID-19: Economic sanctions should be lifted to prevent hunger crises – UN expert (31 March 2020): https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=25761&LangID=E

COVID-19: Do not forget internally displaced persons, UN expert urges Governments worldwide: https://ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=25763&LangID=E


Gender equality starts with you: Nine ways you can keep up your activism from your couch (31 March 2020): https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2020/3/compilation-keeping-up-activism-from-your-couch-when-isolating


UN-Habitat COVID-19 Key Messages on Informal Settlements: https://unhabitat.org/sites/default/files/2020/03/english_final_un-habitat_key_messages-covid19-informal_settlements.pdf


EU and UN help medical workers combat Covid-19 pandemic in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts (31 March 2020): https://www.ua.undp.org/content/ukraine/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2020/eu-and-un-help-medical-workers-combat-covid-19-pandemic.html


African finance ministers: urgent need for $100bn immediate emergency financing for COVID-19 (31 March 2020): https://www.uneca.org/stories/african-finance-ministers-urgent-need-100bn-immediate-emergency-financing-covid-19


Zero Hour: Our Region in the Face of the Pandemic, Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC Executive Secretary (31 March 2020): https://www.cepal.org/en/articles/2020-zero-hour-our-region-face-pandemic


Stuck inside? Here are ideas to bring nature in (1 April 2020): https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/stuck-inside-here-are-ideas-bring-nature

COVID-19 and the nature trade-off paradigm (31 April 2020): https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/covid-19-and-nature-trade-paradigm


Black Death: how can we learn from the spread of disease along the Silk Roads? (31 March 2020): https://en.unesco.org/news/black-death-how-can-we-learn-spread-disease-along-silk-roads

UNESCO to support media in developing countries to face Coronavirus challenge (31 March 2020): https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-support-media-developing-countries-face-coronavirus-challenge

Covid-19 school closures around the world will hit girls hardest (31 March 2020): https://en.unesco.org/news/covid-19-school-closures-around-world-will-hit-girls-hardest


As COVID-19 pandemic increases childcare burden, calls for Georgian men to step up (31 March 2020): https://www.unfpa.org/news/covid-19-pandemic-increases-childcare-burden-calls-georgian-men-step


The rights and health of refugees, migrants and stateless must be protected in COVID-19 response: Joint press release from OHCHR, IOM, UNHCR and WHO (31 March 2020): https://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2020/3/5e836f164/rights-health-refugees-migrants-stateless-must-protected-covid-19-response.html

UNHCR: Staying and delivering for refugees amid COVID-19 crisis (31 March 2020): https://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2020/3/5e8202a64/unhcr-staying-delivering-refugees-amid-covid-19-crisis.html


UNICEF supplies arrive in Italy to support COVID-19 response (30 March 2020): https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/unicef-supplies-arrive-italy-support-covid-19-response


The chain that COVID-19 cannot break: How the World Food Programme will continue its work saving and changing millions of lives despite the virus(31 March 2020): https://insight.wfp.org/how-the-largest-humanitarian-logistics-agency-in-the-world-is-responding-to-covid19-84bdbde6f0e5?gi=6769ccafac55


Agency chiefs issue joint call to keep food trade flowing in response to COVID-19 (31 March 2020): https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news20_e/igo_26mar20_e.htm