Effective policy solutions for COVID-19

SI UN Representative, Maria Fornella, reflects on the findings of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Briefing held on May 11, 2020: 'Joining Forces: Effective Policy solutions for COVID-19'. “There have been as many plagues as wars in history, yet plagues and wars take people equally by surprise.”

COVID-19: Women’s role in the crisis response

A blog by Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative at UNESCO. Since the appearance of COVID-19 in late 2019, the number of contaminations in 188 countries and territories has exceeded 5.4 million, and 345,000 people have died. Today, the virus affects everyone, everywhere, hitting the poorest and most vulnerable communities the

COVID-19 and the rise of violence

Following her attendance at three UNESCO webinars, SI UN Representative, Marie-Christine Gries, discusses the rise in violence witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The pandemic has triggered a sharp increase in violence around the world, especially in the domestic sphere, with women being disproportionately affected. Action on behalf of victims is


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