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COVID-19, Vulnerability and the Urgent Need for Access to Finance

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September 24, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Add to Calendar September 24, 2020 1:00 pm September 24, 2020 3:00 pm America/New_York COVID-19, Vulnerability and the Urgent Need for Access to Finance

The Commonwealth Secretariat and AOSIS will co-host a side event in the margins of the 75th UNGA to be held on 24, September 2020 from 15.00 hrs – 17.15 hrs. This side event will focus on the economic impact of COVID-19 on small states, and will highlight the urgent need for improved access to financial resources and debt relief in order to secure small states’ economic resilience, and progress on their SDGs and climate targets. The event will serve as a platform for small states to call for increased partnerships and concerted efforts towards a special and exceptional status, now most important given that heir vulnerabilities have been further exposed by COVID-19.

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The Commonwealth Secretariat and AOSIS will co-host a side event in the margins of the 75th UNGA to be held on 24, September 2020 from 15.00 hrs – 17.15 hrs. This side event will focus on the economic impact of COVID-19 on small states, and will highlight the urgent need for improved access to financial resources and debt relief in order to secure small states’ economic resilience, and progress on their SDGs and climate targets. The event will serve as a platform for small states to call for increased partnerships and concerted efforts towards a special and exceptional status, now most important given that heir vulnerabilities have been further exposed by COVID-19.

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