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Fighting COVID-19

Global Humanitarian Response Plan

UNDP support goes beyond health

The Global Humanitarian Response Plan, launched with the UN and supported by UNDP, addresses the deterioration of human rights, social cohesion and livelihoods, and looks at ways to protect the most vulnerable.
COVID-19 in Africa

Preparing better, fighting back, recovering stronger

The spread of COVID-19 could hit Africa harder than anywhere else, with long-lasting implications that will be nothing short of catastrophic. UNDP supports African countries in their preparation, response and recovery.
Peru's response to COVID-19

Peru takes a comprehensive approach to COVID-19

As cases rise, the country prepares for the wide-ranging coronavirus effects, particularly among the most vulnerable. The response addresses not just the illness, but the potential worsening of living standards.

A crisis on top of a crisis; the fragility of Arab states

In a region already suffering from conflict, displacement, and weak health systems, UNDP is committed to help relieve the short-term consequences of COVID-19 while building the resilience to face future crises.
COVID-19 and biodiversity

Lessons of coronavirus for the biodiversity crisis

If we can learn hard lessons from COVID-19 and apply them to the existential crisis of biodiversity loss as we head into recovery, 2020 just may well turn out to be a 'Super Year' for nature after all.
Accelerator Labs story

One year of UNDP Accelerator Labs

A year ago, UNDP launched a worldwide network of 60 Accelerator Labs to respond to this increasingly complex world. Today, the network works to prepare, respond and recover from COVID-19.

Stay informed

Find the latest updates on UNDP's response to COVID-19 in our dedicated site.
The World Health Organization's (WHO) tracker and the UN dedicated website provide up-to-the-minute information and guidance on the coronavirus disease COVID-19.
Visit the WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub for reliable information, fact-checking services and tips to stay safe and connected.

In the news

BBC World News Interview with Achim Steiner
UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner, spoke to BBC World News about the effects of coronavirus on developing nations and the need for a coordinated response.

How to avert the worst development crisis of this century
In this joint op-ed in Devex, UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner, and OECD Secretary General, Angel Gurria, write about six things countries and business leaders need to know to safeguard the progress in development during this crisis.

Take action

COVID-19 Donate Now
COVID-19 is more than a health crisis. It is also a humanitarian and development crisis. Donate now to support the UNDP in helping the most vulnerable prepare for, respond to and recover from the pandemic.
UNDP and launched the Global Innovation Challenge, calling on all hardware and software developers, product designers, scientists, hackers and innovators to come up with new ideas to fight COVID-19.
During this pandemic, climate change does not stop, but there is still the opportunity to take action from home by playing Mission 1.5 and voting for climate.

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