WHO Director-General calls on G20 to Fight, Unite, and Ignite against COVID-19 (26 March 2020): https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/26-03-2020-who-s-director-general-calls-on-g20-to-fight-unite-and-ignite-against-covid-19


Physical and mental health key to resilience during COVID-19 pandemic: Statement to the press by Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe (26 March 2020): http://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/sections/statements/2020/statement-physical-and-mental-health-key-to-resilience-during-covid-19-pandemic

COVID19 – WHO Europe: La salute mentale e fisica è la chiave della resilienza ai tempi della pandemia: https://unric.org/it/covid19-who-europe-la-salute-mentale-e-fisica-e-la-chiave-della-resilienza-ai-tempi-della-pandemia/?fbclid=IwAR1AdvVTSr5s60E-YI71bRIhKaNlu1bbnaX7PcVGBsbdYzAlw7NG8VGNK1M


Secretary-General Urges G20 Countries to Suppress COVID-19 Transmission, Keep Households Afloat, amid Pandemic’s ‘Human Crisis’ (SG/SM/20024, 26 March 2020): https://www.un.org/press/en/2020/sgsm20024.doc.htm

UN News

First Person: two months of COVID-19 confinement in Wuhan (26 March 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1060452 

A sustainable global economy must arise once COVID-19 pandemic is reversed, UN chief tells G-20 summit (26 March 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1060442

‘Rapid deterioration’ in global investment flows as Coronavirus spreads: UN trade body (26 March 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1060412

Life-saving vaccinations must not ‘fall victim’ to COVID-19 pandemic – UNICEF chief (26 March 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1060402

Human rights must be maintained in beating back the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘without exception’ – UN experts (26 March 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1060372

Iraq: Top UN official calls on political leaders to confront COVID-19 pandemic and unite (26 March 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1060352


Implications of COVID-19 on the Multi-Year Appeal: https://dppa.un.org/en/implications-of-covid-19-multi-year-appeal


A battle plan for ensuring global food supplies during the COVID-19 crisis: FAO’s Chief Economist maps the ways the world can mitigate shocks to agriculture and food systems (26 March 2020): http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/1268059/icode/

FAO Director-General urges G20 to ensure that food value chains are not disrupted during COVID-19 pandemic (26 March 2020): http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/1268254/icode/


ICAO leaders welcome G-20 calls for global response to COVID-19 (26 March 2020): https://www.icao.int/Newsroom/Pages/ICAO-leaders-welcome-G20-calls-.aspx


ILO welcomes G20 commitment as a first global step in responding to the COVID-19 crisis: Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, calls on G20 countries to work together to protect people, jobs, incomes and enterprises from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic (26 March 2020): https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_739894/lang–en/index.htm

COVID-19 – L’ILO accoglie l’impegno del G20 come primo passo verso una risposta globale alla crisi: https://bit.ly/2WMC6wR


Keys for effective teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic (26 March 2020): https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_739879/lang–en/index.htm


Remarks by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva During an Extraordinary G20 Leaders’ Summit (26 March 2020): https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2020/03/26/pr20108-remarks-by-imf-managing-director-during-an-extraordinary-g20-leaders-summit

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$120.9 Million Disbursement to the Kyrgyz Republic to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic (26 March 2020): https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2020/03/26/pr20115-kyrgyz-republic-imf-executive-board-approves-disbursement-to-address-covid-19-pandemic


RELIEFWEB on “Epidemics”: https://reliefweb.int/updates?advanced-search=%28DT4642%29


No exceptions with COVID-19: “Everyone has the right to life-saving interventions” – UN experts say (26 March 2020): https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=25746&LangID=E


Local and regional leaders showcase the value of public services to respond to the COVID-19 crisis (26 March 2020): https://unhabitat.org/local-and-regional-leaders-showcase-the-value-of-public-services-to-respond-to-the-covid-19-crisis


Coronavirus could cut global investment by 40%, new estimates show (26 March 2020): https://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=2313

COVID-19: Secondo stime dell’UNCTAD il coronavirus potrebbe causare un calo del 40% degli investimenti globali: https://unric.org/it/covid-19-secondo-stime-dellunctad-il-coronavirus-potrebbe-causare-un-calo-del-40-degli-investimenti-globali/


Global Investment Trend Monitor, No. 35 [Special Coronavirus Edition]: https://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/diaeiainf2020d3_en.pdf

#Tourism – A life line in free fall (26 March 2020): https://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=2312


Three Things the G20 must do to support Africa in COVID-19 Pandemic (26 March 2020): https://www.uneca.org/stories/three-things-g20-must-do-support-africa-covid-19-pandemic

Opinion – Emergency response to Africa by the G20 is our collective insurance (26 March 2020): https://www.uneca.org/stories/emergency-response-africa-g20-our-collective-insurance


UNESCO rallies international organizations, civil society and private sector partners in a broad Coalition to ensure #LearningNeverStops (26 March 2020): https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-rallies-international-organizations-civil-society-and-private-sector-partners-broad

Global Education Coalition for COVID-19 Response — #Learning never stops: https://en.unesco.org/covid19/educationglobalcoalition


Q&A: Access to health services is key to halting COVID-19 and saving refugee live – UNHCR’s leading public health expert says prevention and inclusion must be at the heart of the response for displaced people, especially in areas with weak health services. By Jonathan Clayton in Geneva (27 March 2020): https://www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2020/3/5e7dab2c4/qa-access-health-services-key-halting-covid-19-saving-refugee-lives.html

Syrian refugees aid vulnerable Swiss amid COVID-19 outbreak (26 March 2020): https://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2020/3/5e7878d94


UNWTO: International Tourism Arrivals Could Fall by 20-30% in 2020 (26 March 2020): https://www.unwto.org/news/international-tourism-arrivals-could-fall-in-2020


Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response: https://www.unfpa.org/press/women-girls-health-workers-must-not-be-overlooked-global-covid-19-response


NEW DIGITAL MAP SHOWS TERRIBLE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON SCHOOL MEALS AROUND THE WORLD: https://www.wfp.org/news/new-digital-map-shows-terrible-impact-covid-19-school-meals-around-world


DG Azevêdo welcomes G20 pledge on COVID-19 response and economic recovery (26 March 2020): https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news20_e/dgra_26mar20_e.htm


World Bank Group President David Malpass Remarks to G20 Leaders’ Virtual Summit (26 March 2020): https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/speech/2020/03/26/world-bank-group-president-david-malpass-remarks-to-g20-leaders-virtual-summit