POSTED October 27, 2020
Forum reports COVID-19 recovery is rooted in equality and sustainability
A gathering of the Latin America and Caribbean region highlights needs for recovery from the pandemic
As the UN Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) met this week, it became clear unity, equality and sustainability would be key to addressing its predictions of 44 million unemployed and 45 million in poverty in the region due to the viral outbreak.
“The pandemic marks a before and after, and it is sending a clear message to the world: solidarity is, today more than ever, our only lifeline,” said António Guterres, UN Secretary-General at the ECLAC virtual gathering this week, as reported by UN News.
Discussion at the meeting also highlighted the need to promote equality to support growth of universal healthcare, financial stability and human rights, among other needs.
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