UN Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) Policy Briefs and Papers

These briefs and papers from the Secretary-General of the United Nations feature advisories, guidelines, resources and materials about the vast array of issues of international concern that are on the Organization's agenda. In these, the Secretary-General seeks to advance the interests of the world's peoples, in particular the poor and vulnerable among them, and the principles and ideals on which the Organization was founded.


The Impact of COVID-19 on Women

This policy brief focuses on the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the issues affecting women such as economic impacts, health, unpaid care work, gender-based violence - exploring how women and girls’ lives are changing in the face of COVID-19, and outlining suggested priority measures to accompany both the immediate response and longer-term recovery efforts. The e-book for this policy brief has been converted into an accessible format for the visually impaired and people with print reading disabilities. It is fully compatible with leading screen-reader technologies such as JAWS and NVDA.


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