Search

COVID-19 Pandemic Worst Crisis after World War II: UN Chief

UN chief stated that the combination of this COVID-19 Pandemic along with its economic impact will contribute to enhanced instability, enhanced conflict, and enhanced unrest.

Apr 1, 2020 13:48 IST
facebook IconTwitter IconWhatsapp Icon

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonia Guterres has defined the COVID-19 pandemic as the worst crisis after World War II. The ongoing health crisis has been threatening public health across the world while also bringing a global economic recession.

At the report launch of the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19, the UN chief stated that the combination of this disease along with its economic impact will contribute to enhanced instability, enhanced conflict, and enhanced unrest.

Declaring the current situation as a human crisis which is much more than a health crisis, the UN chief talked about the impacts COVID-19 pandemic and how it is attacking the societies at its core.

Key Highlights:

  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed that we are still very far to fight COVID-19 pandemic effectively.
  • He pointed out that there are still many countries who are not following the guidelines defined by W
  • Guterres highlighted the need for assistance from developed countries to the developing ones, especially in health care.
  • Highlighting the mobilization of USD 5 trillion, the UN Chief mentioned that most of the money was by the developed world to support their own economy
  • Giving massive support to the developing world, he mentioned the lack of a global package that will help in suppressing the disease and its dramatic consequence.
  • He also talked about the International Labor Organization Report that has reported an estimate of job loss between 5 million and 25 million in 2020

UN Secretary-General suggested the following measures to overcome COVID-19 crisis:

  • To overcome the crisis, there must be no political games.
  • There is a need for a large-scale response that is coordinated and comprehensive and they must be guided by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Announced COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to support low and middle-income countries.
  • Hope for a positive response from the international community for tens of millions of refugees and internally displaced people.
  • There must be an expansion of IMF capacity to issue special drawing rights for the countries that need them.
  • Supported an idea from French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to start a G-20 initiative to support Africa.

Take Weekly Tests on app for exam prep and compete with others. Download Current Affairs and GK app

एग्जाम की तैयारी के लिए ऐप पर वीकली टेस्ट लें और दूसरों के साथ प्रतिस्पर्धा करें। डाउनलोड करें करेंट अफेयर्स ऐप

AndroidIOS