Amid fears of worst recession in decades, urgent calls for solidarity, a united economic front
‘Parallel threats’“Parallel threats linked to health, economic and social crises have crippled countries and left us at a standstill”, said Liu Zhenmin, Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), as he presented a new report by the High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs.
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JUST LAUNCHED! In new volume, High-Level Advisory Board shares fresh ideas on how to #RecoverBetter after #COVID19.— UN DESA (@UNDESA) July 22, 2020
They call for:
Better tax cooperation
Improved digital access
Sustainable natural resource management
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Titled Recover Better: Economic and Social Challenges and Opportunities, it analyses economic trends critical to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and recovery from COVID-19. Among its recommendations is a greater focus on the environment, he said, as well as promotion of research and development, investment in infrastructure and education, and improvement in economic equality. “Overcoming the crisis and getting back on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals will require a strengthened multilateralism”, he said. COVID-19 has laid bare how much leadership, foresight and collaboration among all Governments and stakeholders, matter.