COVID-19 is a stress test. It has revealed that many societies are ill-equipped
to fight the future pandemics that experts warn are almost certainly on their
way, due to the destruction of nature.
We must fight pandemics, and the inequalities they reveal, and renew our commitment to make the natural world our ally.
UNDP is renewing its commitment to radically re-thinking development,
using the tipping points as an opportunity to turn the pandemic—the
greatest reversal of human development—into a historic leap forward, with
the Sustainable Development Goals as our compass.