Tackling inequality, greening the economy, upholding human rights, bridging the digital divide, and good governance would be critical for Southeast Asia to recover from the COVID-19 outbreak, the UN Secretary-General said.
Thanks to swift & decisive action, Southeast Asia has been spared some of the suffering & upheaval seen elsewhere due to #COVID19.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) July 30, 2020
“The pandemic has highlighted deep inequalities, shortfalls in governance and the imperative for a sustainable development pathway. And it has revealed new challenges, including to peace and security”, the Secretary-General said.