The United Nations Extreme-level Political Dialogue board (HLPF), a mechanism that tracks and advances the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Enchancment, was convened nearly because of COVID-19 pandemic, on 7–16 July 2020, on the theme “Accelerated movement and transformative pathways: realizing the final decade of movement and provide for sustainable enchancment “. Given the considerable have an effect on of the pandemic on human effectively being and the worldwide monetary system, the Dialogue board strongly centered on the potential have an effect on of the pandemic on the implementation of the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda, and the best way the worldwide neighborhood can reply and get once more on monitor to reaching the sustainable enchancment agenda.
WHO actively participated throughout the Dialogue board, by contributing to the background provides and agenda for four of the six official thematic lessons (Advancing human well-being; Ending hunger and reaching meals security for all; Defending the planet and setting up resilience; Sharing monetary benefits) along with throughout the digital explicit events, aspect events and the Voluntary Nationwide Critiques (VNRs). The 47 worldwide areas that supplied VNRs, echoed the need to undertake substantial measures to incorporate the unfold of COVID-19 and to ensure the right functioning, preparedness and strengthening of effectively being strategies.
The eight WHO co-sponsored aspect events, centered on UHC and investing in effectively being; tobacco administration, COVID-19 and children; world method to go away no one behind in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic; COVID-19 vaccines, Vitamin, along with coaching in time of COVID-19, amongst others.
WHO’s predominant aspect event, co-hosted by Dr. Nata Menabde of the WHO office on the UN, centered on Investing in Effectively being: the Key to Setting up Once more Increased from COVID-19 and Accelerating Progress for UHC and Sustainable Enchancment, was organized in collaboration with the Group of Associates of UHC and Worldwide Effectively being and UHC2030. It addressed the extent to which COVID-19 has endangered world effectively being and human security, threatening the progress made on the SDGs, along with biggest practices and lessons found to help velocity up response and restoration. Dr. Tedrosaddressed the meeting in a video message, urging leaders to fulfil the commitments made throughout the UHC Political Declaration to assemble once more greater, velocity up movement to achieve the SDGs, and go away no one behind.
WHO was moreover represented by Mr. Stewart Simonson, Head of the WHO Office on the UN, at a aspect event on “Coaching and the Trying Events of COVID-19”, organized by theMission of the State of Qatar to the UN. He highlighted the vulnerability of kids and youthful people because of effectively being and socioeconomic impacts ensuing from the pandemic and careworn the need for nationwide effectively being system reform to be led by a robust multi-sectoral and whole-of-government technique.
The WHO VNR lab event cosponsored by the Financing for Sustainable Enchancment Office of UNDESA and UHC2030, that features Dr. Agnes Soucat, Director of Effectively being Strategies Governance and Financing at WHO, raised consciousness of the effectively being financing gaps along with showcased choices to financing effectively being strategies and assemble on lessons found from COVID-19.
WHO moreover participated throughout thedigitalSDG Media Zone specializing in sustainability, solidarity and choices, as a result of the pillars for recovering once more greater. Dr Bruce Aylward, Epidemiologist and Senior Advisor to the WHO Director-Primary, highlighted the importance of vaccines throughout the world response efforts to COVID-19 and the important need for equitable entry to them, as quickly as they develop to be accessible.
Earlier to formally concluding the Dialogue board, the ECOSOC President, unveiled new UN stamps which pay tribute to frontline workers throughout the pandemic. Proceeds from an added surcharge will go on to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to help the WHO and companions.