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HELP FIGHT CORONAVIRUS — COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO

Humanitarian Response and
Socio-Economic Impacts

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is attacking societies at their core, claiming the lives and the livelihoods of people. The potential long-term effects to the global economy and to those of individual countries will be substantial.

The United Nations and its global network of regional, sub-regional, and country offices working for peace, human rights, sustainable development, and humanitarian action (supported by established coordination mechanisms) will work with partners to ensure first and foremost that lives are saved, livelihoods are restored, and that the global economy and the people we serve emerge stronger from this crisis.



A Special Appeal from the United Nations Global Compact

As the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the United Nations Global Compact is calling on business leaders everywhere to unite to support workers, communities and companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.




UN Business Guide on COVID-19

Business can play a vital role in response and recovery efforts in countries affected by COVID-19 first by protecting their staff, community and clients by prioritizing containment and following the recommendations of the national health authorities and WHO to contain the virus.



COVID-19 and Food Safety: Guidance for Food Businesses

The purpose of these guidelines is to highlight additional measures so that the integrity of the food chain is maintained, and that adequate and safe food supplies are available for consumers.



COVID-19 and the world of work | Country policy responses

During the initial phase of the COVID-19 outbreak, a number of countries and their social partners have implemented decisive measures to combat the spread of the disease, while ameliorating its pernicious effect on the economy and labour market.



World Economic Outlook, April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is inflicting high and rising human costs worldwide, and the necessary protection measures are severely impacting economic activity. As a result of the pandemic, the global economy is projected to...



World Bank | 100 Countries Get Support in Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The largest and fastest crisis response in the Bank Group’s history, marks a milestone in implementing the Bank Group’s pledge to make available $160 billion in grants and financial support over a 15-month period to help developing countries respond to the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19 and the economic shutdown in advanced countries.

ADB Announces $6.5 Billion Initial Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today announced a $6.5 billion initial package to address the immediate needs of its developing member countries (DMCs) as they respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

IDB Group announces priority support areas for countries affected by COVID-19

The Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest have outlined their focus for deploying the financial and technical resources made available to borrowing member countries and companies to address the crisis created by COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

African Development Bank launches record breaking $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” Social Bond

The African Development Bank (AAA) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.

CABEI allocates US$1.91 billion to COVID-19 Regional Contingency Plan

The SICA countries approved the Regional Contingency Plan aimed at complementing efforts towards the prevention, containment and treatment of COVID-19 and other rapidly spreading diseases.

EBRD unveils €1 billion emergency coronavirus financing package

The EBRD has unveiled an emergency €1 billion “Solidarity Package” of measures to help companies across its regions deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.