UN messages related to Covid-19

You will find below information shared by the UN Headquarters in New York for all the Goodwill Ambassadors of UN entities:

  • 30 July 2020

COVID-19 in an Urban World

Read the Policy Brief report here

Impact of COVID-19 on South East Asia

Read the Policy Brief report here

  • 9 July 2020

Launch of the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020

Find out more here

Impact of COVID-19 on Latin America and the Caribbean

Read the Policy Brief report here

  • 7 July 2020

Launch of Verified Campaign: “PAUSE: Take Care Before You Share”

Find out more here

  • 26 June 2020

The United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great challenge, including the worst global health crisis in its history. This is a stark reminder of the need for cooperation across borders, sectors and generations.

  • 16 June 2020

International Day of Family Remittances 

Read the Policy Brief report here

  • 14 June 2020

Op-Ed from Senior African Leaders at the United Nations

Read the Op-Ed here

  • 10 June 2020

Putting a spotlight on women playing a critical role during the crisis

Read the UNOCHA Medium Article here

  • 9 June 2020

Secretary-General António Guterres has launched a new policy brief addressing the impact of COVID-19 on food and nutrition.

View the video message here

  • 5 June 2020

Biodiversity is this year’s theme for World Environment Day. As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been more critical to take action. Join us in a global call #ForNature! 🌍

Find out more here

  • 4 June 2020

In regards to the ongoing demonstrations against systemic racism occurring in the U.S. and around the world. Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres has made it clear that, “racism is an abhorrence that we must all reject” unequivocally. 

  • 3 June 2020

The global COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity to reimagine global mobility 🌍 We must focus on inclusion, human dignity, universal access to treatment & remove unwarranted barriers to refugees and migrants seeking protection.

View the video message here

  • 29 May 2020 

The 29 May is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, a day to pay tribute to UN uniformed and civilian personnel. This year’s theme is “Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace.”

Find out more here

  • 28 May 2020

🚨Tobacco products kill 8 million people each year. On the lead up to World No Tobacco Day on 31 May, the WHO is calling on governments, civil society, and YOU to stand up to the harmful practices of the tobacco industry

Find out more here

Biodiversity is this year’s theme for World Environment Day on 5 June. As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been more critical to take action. Starting 28 May, we’re asking you to join us in a global call #ForNature! 🌍

Find out more here

  • 21 May 2020

The United Nations launches ‘Verified’, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of Covid-19 misinformation by increasing the volume and reach of trusted, accurate information.

Find out more about Verified here

  • 19 May 2020 

On 18 and 19 May, the World Health Organization hosted the 73rd annual World Health Assembly (WHA). Covid-19 poses the greatest threat of our generation, here is how the World Health Organization is supporting countries with science, solidarity & solutions. Now more than ever, the world needs WHO

View the WHA opening video here

View the WHO results report video here

In order to achieve the SDG health targets, we must monitor progress on all fronts to reduce inequalities, address climate change & strengthen health systems, so that no one is left behind 

Read the WHO World Health Statistics 2020 Report here

The WHO launched a mobile app designed to provide health workers with mobile access to a wealth of Covid-19 knowledge resources. 

Stay informed and download the app here

  • 18 May 2020

On Thursday 21 May, the UN will launch the COVID-19 Communications Response Initiative: Together for Science, Solutions and Solidarity. They ask for the full support of Goodwill Ambassadors. 

  • 13 May 2020

The UN Secretary-General calls on governments, civil society and health authorities to make Mental Health Services an essential part of all Covid-19 response.

Read the Policy Brief report here

View the video message here

  • 8 May 2020

On Friday 8 May, the UN Secretary-General made a global appeal to address and counter Covid-19 related hate speech.

View the video message here

  • 6 May 2020

The pandemic is intensifying inequalities & producing new threats for the world’s 1 billion people with disabilities. Antonio Guterres urges governments to place people with disabilities at the center of #COVID19 response & recovery efforts.

View the video message here

  • 16 April 2020

COVID-19 and Misinformation

While the world confronts the COVID-19 crisis, another epidemic continues to spread globally: misinformation. We must prevent the proliferation of harmful health advice, wild conspiracy theories, and the stigmatization of people and groups, through displays of unity and trust. Secretary General Antonio Guterres has launched the United Nations Communications Response initiative to flood the internet with facts and science and counter the scourge of misinformation.

This is a time for science and solidarity. Together, we can stop the spread of misinformation and falsehoods surrounding #COVID19. The vaccine to misinformation is trust:

🔒Trust in science

🔒Trust in evidence-based institutions

🔒Trust in each other 

➤ Secretary-General António Guterres video message (released 14 April 2020): COVID-19 Misinformation

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Ask your followers / fans to sign the Avaaz petition in support of SG’s appeal for a global ceasefire

Following Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ call for a global ceasefire during the COVID-19 crisis, Avaaz, a people-powered non-profit focusing on global activism, has launched a petition to collect signatures in support of this ceasefire. Over 2,206,000+ signatures and counting have been collected and the petition continues to gain momentum. 

➤ You can add your signature now and spread the word!

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COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

The World Health Organization (WHO), along with the UN Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, have launched a COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to raise money to support the global emergency response led by WHO. 

The fund supports WHO in the following areas: 

  • send essential supplies, such as personal protective equipment, to frontline health workers; 
  • enable all countries to track and detect the disease by boosting laboratory capacity through training and equipment; 
  • ensure health workers and communities everywhere have access to the latest science-based information to protect themselves, prevent infection and care for those in need; 
  • accelerate efforts to fast-track the discovery and development of lifesaving vaccines, diagnostics and treatments. 

We hope that you can help us raise awareness of the Fund and encourage people/organizations to donate to here

As of 16 April, the #COVID19 Solidarity Response Fund has received over $149,793,639 in donations from 243,000 individual donors since launching. 

Join them to help @WHO continue its critical work to fight the #coronavirus!

Donate now


  • 7 April 2020

World Health Day

7 April 2020 is the day to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and remind world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy. Nurses are at the frontline of battling pandemics like #COVID19. 

➤View UN Secretary General General Antonio Guterres’ message to nurses & midwives: World Health Day

➤View WHO Dr. Tedros message: Support nurses, midwives, and health care workers 

➤View message from health care workers on the frontlines: Health care workers battling #COVID-19

To the nurses and midwives of the world:

❤ Thank you for working round the clock to fight the #COVID19 pandemic.

❤ Thank you for the difference you are making, every day and everywhere.

❤ Happy #WorldHealthDay 2020, a day that we dedicate to YOU!

Quite simply, without nurses, there would be no response. 

#SupportNursesAndMidwives #ThanksHealthHeroes 

  • 6 April 2020

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 

Sport has the power to change the world. Through our unique individual skills and collective power, we can come together to improve our health and well-being through:




All week, we will be promoting ways to #BeActive while at home to strengthen social ties and promote well-being.

An Appeal for Peace in Homes around the World

Reports of domestic violence have surged globally as economic and social pressures and fear grow around the COVID-19 crisis. Secretary General Antonio Guterres urges all governments to make the prevention and redress of violence against women a key part of their national response plans for COVID-19.

“Women’s rights and freedoms are essential to strong, resilient societies.”

💜Increase investment in online services and civil society organizations

💜Make sure judicial systems continue to prosecute abusers.

💜Set up emergency warning systems in pharmacies and groceries.

💜Declare shelters as essential services.

💜Create safe ways for women to seek support, without alerting their abusers.

➤ View Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ appeal: Statement on Gender-Based Violence 

  • 26 March 2020

"The UN today launched its systems wide Global Humanitarian Response Plan COVID-19 to urgently address the coronavirus in humanitarian settings where women, children and their families continue to be among the world’s most vulnerable. The overall message is that while countries understandably are addressing issues in their own countries the world cannot forget the most vulnerable. Supporting them at this time is not only the right thing to do – it is the smart things to do – to save lives and avoid COVID-19 from cycling back around the globe.
You will see in the attachment suggested social media messages for Messengers of Peace and UN wide Goodwill Ambassadors."

Attachment shared by OCHA for Goodwill Ambassadors

  • 23 March 2020

On Monday 23rd March, the UN Secretary-General issued a global call for an immediate ceasefire, calling on warring parties to put down their arms and to focus on fighting COVID-19 and helping to create corridors for life-saving aid to those most vulnerable, which includes refugees and others displaced by violent conflict.
This is an historic appeal and we would greatly appreciate if Goodwill Ambassadors and influencers could retweet/share/echo the Secretary-General’s call on their social media and other platforms.

  • 18 March 2020

Covid-19 is a global crisis.

To overcome it, we need:





The Covid-19 pandemic is a call to action – for everyone, everywhere. We are all in this together. As a global community we will overcome coronavirus.  

💙Be safe by taking precautions.

💙Be smart by staying informed.

💙Be kind & support one another.

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