Kuwait, UN discuss developments challenges amid Covid-19 ramifications

KUWAIT UN Secretary-General representative and the Resident Coordinator in Kuwait, Dr. Tariq Al-Sheikh, and the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, Dr. Khaled Mahdi discussed online the continuous joint cooperation and global development opportunities and challenges related to the coronavirus spread.
Both sides discussed the priorities for planning, future forecasting and different scenarios to reduce the epidemic effects on the economy, society, demography and dealing with the crisis as an opportunity for Kuwait to introduce and amend policies, said the representative’ office in a press release Tuesday.
The statement noted that the meeting witnessed a presentation of a cooperation draft proposal between the UN and the Kuwaiti government in a risk management plan and a rapid development response in the areas of community health awareness, safety, economic and social resilience and education.
The two sides stressed the continuous cooperation in studying the risk management resulting from the slowdown in achieving the sustainable development goals in view of the reality of this pandemic, it added.
Furthermore, the statement quoted Dr. Tariq as saying that the UN with all its institutions undertakes to provide and submit recommendations, plans, response programs, international guides and directives for countries to cooperate in dealing with the current emergency and its effects on various sectors in Kuwait and the rest of the countries.
For his part, Dr. Khaled emphasized that the current policies that resulted from the current situation and in which focus will be demonstrated showed that the post-Cvovid19 world will be completely different and that the interests will focus on health problems, volunteer management, online education, major economic issues and food security.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

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