Guterres calls for accelerated action on jobs, poverty eradication 

Almost two years into the COVID-19 crisis, a huge divergence in the recovery is undermining global trust and solidarity, according to a new policy brief on jobs and poverty eradication, outlined by UN chief, António Guterres on Tuesday.

Workers and COVID-19: Access to healthcare, now ‘a matter of life and death’

14 May 2020

The spread of COVID-19 in developing countries has exposed gaps in social protection coverage which could compromise recovery plans, expose millions of people to poverty and affect global readiness to cope with similar crises, according to two policy briefs issued Thursday by the International Labour Organization (ILO).


Coronavirus pandemic threatens to plunge millions in Arab region into poverty and food insecurity

01 Apr 2020

COVID-19 will be responsible for pushing a further 8.3 million people in the Arab region into poverty, according to a new policy brief issued on Wednesday by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).


‘Stronger response’ key, to build a safer and more stable future: Guterres

03 Jun 2020

UN chief António Guterres is calling for greater unity and solidarity to defeat COVID-19 and build a better world in the wake of the global pandemic.