The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and accelerated unprecedented inequalities around the world. On almost every continent, countries with rampant inequality – including the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa – have been hit the hardest. For many families, any glimmers of hope for their and their children’s future have likely disappeared. The Rockefeller Foundation is working tirelessly to drive an equitable, sustainable global recovery—a recovery that includes everyone and avoids a climate disaster, and that does more for communities disproportionately harmed by this crisis. The Rockefeller Foundation’s focus on equity of access include achieving:
- affordable power that allows communities to create jobs, opportunities for education and agriculture, lifting up the world’s bottom billion;
- Covid-19 testing and contact tracing, supplies and resources and paving the way for equitable distribution of vaccines when they are available;
- for helping families put food on the table and making ends meet.
The Rockefeller Foundation recognizes the potential to lose hard-fought progress on the Sustainable Development Goals because of this pandemic and is determined to join others during UN General Assembly to prevent that from happening. Learn more about the work that we are doing with grantees and partners to help achieve the Global Goals and join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #UNGAxRF and #EquitableRecovery. New content will be added every day during the 2020 UN General Assembly Week—bookmark this page.
- SDG 2: Zero HungerAs decision-makers navigate this year’s UN General Assembly, they must choose the pathways that lead us towards a sustainable and equitable ecological and economic recovery. An immediate place to start is by moving the needle on how we frame the future of food and the stories that we tell ourselves about what is possible.
- SDG 3: Good Health and Well-BeingCovid-19 is trapping the most vulnerable Americans in a pernicious cycle that will continue unless we choose to break it.
- SDG 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyThe pandemic has driven interactions online, but not for those without electricity. Expanding access can change that.
- SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthCovid-19 was a shock to an already precarious labor market. Revolutionizing how we measure progress toward inclusive growth and decent employment for low wage workers could help the U.S. rebuild a resilient economy that can deliver dignity.
- 17 RoomsAmid the global disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic, the whole of UNGA went virtual, and so did the third edition of the 17 Rooms summit. Seventeen disparate specialist communities came together to identify solutions to practical challenges for each and across all of the SDGs, and to put justice and sustainability at the heart of the recovery strategy.
17 Rooms Global Flagship Meeting Summary ReportTime is running fast for the bold set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the world’s governments have agreed to achieve by 2030. Without more significant action soon, too many targets will fall short. That’s a big reason why a clock, and the dreaded words “Time’s up!”, are central features of the closing session […]Download PDF