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Ensuring everyone can #StayAtHome through the provision of public services
Nairobi, Barcelona, 2 April 2020 - The Live Learning Series hosted by UCLG, Metropolis, and UN Habitat, that began last week with local and regional governments sharing their experiences, initiatives, and actions to support their communities facing the pandemic is entering its second phase, focusing on specific public services. (+)
UCLG Secretary General Emilia Saiz, as member of the Universal Healthcare 2030 Movement reminds world leaders of their universal health coverage commitments.
Urban health - 02/04/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing health systems around the world to the limit, having an immense impact on the way in which we are living. Our response, as a humanity, to the outbreak and beyond will shape the future of the world, and it is essential to face this human crisis with a renewed commitment to protecting health services, and the public servants that carry them out. (+)
 A Message from the World Secretariat
- 30/03/2020
Dear members, We hope this letter finds you healthy and in good spirits in these trying times. None of us would have imagine a 2020 like it looks today. We imagine your day-to-day work is challenged by this difficult context and we want to transmit the acknowledgement of such on behalf of the World Secretariat Team in our capacity as citizens of your cities and towns. Thank you and your councils for taking care of us all!. (+)
The humanity is facing an enormous challenge. The COVID-19 crisis has an impact in all dimensions of our lives: the public health, the labour systems, the social interaction, the political debate, the use of public spaces, the economy, the environment, and the cultural life. (+)
Urban 20 calls for G20 to support cities as the frontline of addressing the COVID 19 Outbreak
Urban 20 - 27/03/2020
The Chair of the Urban20, H.E. Fahd Al Rasheed, President of the Royal Commission for Riyadh City, calls for urgent action to assist cities in their efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in view of the extraordinary Group of 20 (G20) Leaders’ Summit convened by the Saudi G20 Presidency on March 26th. (+)
Local and regional leaders showcase the value of public services to respond to the COVID-19 crisis
#BeyondTheOutbreak Barcelona, Spain and Nairobi Kenya, 26 March 2020 - More than 20 representatives of local and regional governments and partners, gathered online with civil society and the United Nations to exchange experiences on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   (+)