CALL FOR PRIVATE SECTOR IN RESPONSE TO THE RAPIDLY EVOLVING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The crisis we are facing together as the global threat to humankind shows the need for us to respond for the health crisis and ensure the well-being of people. The UN Secretary-General delivered a powerful statement (see link and attached) calling for an urgent and coordinated response by all actors in response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. In his statement, the Secretary-General highlighted that “the private sector is essential to seeking and creating investment opportunities and protecting jobs.”

It’s time for businesses to take concrete and decisive action that will not only mitigate the impact of the health crisis, but also ensure that the well-being of people. It needs continuous commitment to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance that was just launched in October 2019 has been aimed for. That will lay the foundation for resilient and robust societies.

We hope that you, your families and your colleagues are safe and well.

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