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Joining Forces: Effective Policy Solutions for Covid-19 Response - ECOSOC Informal Briefing
11 May 2020 -  The briefing brought together the leadership and expertise of the wider UN system, including the normative and analytical work of the UN specialized agencies, to discuss policy solutions that countries can use to combat the pandemic, preserve advances made and get back on track towards the SDGs.
This briefing had as a framework the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General.  It had the format of a roundtable with short interventions of heads of UN entities.  It was organized with virtual participation of Member States and other stakeholders.
Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, Heads of FAO, ILO, UNCTAD, ESCAP, the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs were joined by WHO in the briefing.
The CEO of Plan International moderated the dialogue. Liu Zhenmin, USG of DESA, delivered closing remarks.