UNGA2020: Path to Equitable Recovery

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.

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