The NGO Major Group released their position paper for the High Level Political Forum 2021 reminding us that the COVID 19 pandemic continue to devastate global health, social and environmental security, and progress made by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The paper highlights that “Women, youth, Indigenous Peoples and marginalized groups are most affected by COVID-19. The rise of populism, isolationism, xenophobia, disregard for multilateral agreements, sanctions, exploitation of animals and the environment, and regressive stances on human rights present obstacles to sustainable development. Regional and national conflicts, proxy civil wars, accelerating climate crisis, and threats to biodiversity demonstrate this is a moment of extreme peril and opportunity.”
Read the full Position Paper that we have endorsed.