UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Policy Briefs

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs provides thought leadership through its UN DESA Policy Briefs series, presenting timely and relevant analysis and policy guidance on global economic and social issues.


Recovering from COVID-19

The Importance of Investing in Global Public Goods for Health

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has exposed inadequacies in health systems worldwide. As countries plan for recovery, attention should be paid not only to the strengthening of health systems at the national level, but also at the global level through investing in global public goods for health. International solidarity and multilateral support are needed to forge a stronger global health system. They are a vital part of the crisis recovery process to build a future resilient against epidemics, pandemics and other health challenges in a globalized world.


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