COVID-19 is the greatest global challenge since the United Nations was formed 75 years ago. As the pandemic evolves daily, UNU researchers continue to respond by untangling the social, economic, and environmental complexity that threatens efforts to overcome this unprecedented crisis and achieve sustainable development for all.
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With research expertise spanning all of the Sustainable Development Goals, UNU is well-placed to address the interconnected impacts of COVID-19. Whether supporting health governance in regions prone to becoming pandemic hot spots, improving socio-economic prospects for developing countries, or enhancing resilience of communities impacted by climate change and natural disasters, UNU research is informing policy solutions by addressing the interdependent elements of sustainable development.
This project contributes evidence to guide policymaking on water’s critical role in abating environmental health risks for a range of preventable diseases, especially among vulnerable populations whose rights to health and water, sanitation, and hygiene are constrained.