“As attention shifts from the immediate health and human effects of the pandemic to addressing its social and economic effects, governments and societies face unprecedented policy, regulatory and fiscal choices. The SDGs – a commitment to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development, globally, by 2030 – can serve as a beacon in these turbulent times.” The ASEAN Post
Covid-19 has exposed the weaknesses in the structure of society, particularly in the Asia Pacific. Efforts to curb the pandemic’s spread and to minimise loss of life, have been hampered by the fact that millions of people in the region are without essential services. To avoid a future repeat of today’s crisis, the onus is on nations to rebuild upon the seventeen pillars of the SDGs.
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