Lancet COVID-19 Commission Statement on the occasion of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly
Jeffrey D Sachs,
Salim Abdool Karim,
Gabriela Cuevas Barron,
MarÃƒÂa Fernanda Espinosa,
Alejandro Gaviria (),
Phoebe Koundouri (),
Miriam Khamadi Were,
Felipe Larrain Bascunan,
Maria Elena Bottazzi,
Yanis Ben Amor,
Ozge Karadag Caman,
Ismini Ethridge and
Juliana G E Bartels
No 2032, DEOS Working Papers from Athens University of Economics and Business
The Lancet COVID-19 Commission was launched on July 9, 2020, to assist governments, civil society, and UN institutions in responding effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commission aims to offer practical solutions to the four main global challenges posed by the pandemic: suppressing the pandemic by means of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions; overcoming humanitarian emergencies, including poverty, hunger, and mental distress, caused by the pandemic; restructuring public and private finances in the wake of the pandemic; and rebuilding the world economy in an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable way that is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. Many creative solutions are already being implemented, and a key aim of the Commission is to accelerate their adoption worldwide.
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