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    19 Jun, 2020

    The UN, ICGLR, SADC, AU and Regional and International Partners Discuss Collective Actions against COVID-19 in Support to the Countries of the Great Lakes Region

    Huang Xia, the United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region and Vera Songwe, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), co-chaired a virtual round-table meeting on collective actions to mobilize resources and support in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic in the region.

    The meeting brought together government officials from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda; multilateral and regional financial institutions, including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, European Investment Bank, African Development Bank, African Export-Import Bank, Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, Trade Development Bank; the Guarantor institutions of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework agreement, namely the UN, AU, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Southern African Development Community (SADC); and several development partners such as the European Union, and UNDP.

     

    PRESS RELEASE - UN and partners discuss collective actions for COVID-19 in the Great Lakes region (00000003).pdf

     

     

     

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