Greater int’l solidarity to tackle Covid-19 challenges

Consolidate efforts to create a better post-Covid economy

The Covid-19 pandemic is a global issue that has overwhelmed most of the nations around the world. To overcome the fallout of the current coronavirus crisis, the 75th UNGA has been comprehensive about tackling this problem holistically and to increase cooperation amongst the member states to turn around world economy for the better from the downward trend that has been seen in the past six months. 

According to a report published in this daily, Bangladesh representative to the UN has called for greater international solidarity and cooperation to resolve the problems that have been created by the Covid-19 pandemic. To this end, she has pointed towards a few key aspects that need to be focussed on, namely, universal and affordable access to vaccines, financing SDGs gap, ending the growing trends of poverty and inequality, supporting the migrant workers, reversing the falling trend of export earnings, ensuring the benefits of digitization to all, and addressing climate and biodiversity emergencies.

This requires strong-handed intervention from all 

countries to carry out stable and 

sustainable recovery efforts which in turn will act to 

create a better world economy 

compared to the pre-coronavirus days

All these are top priorities of Bangladesh and can also be considered as global transpirations that require serious attention and cooperative attitudes from all governments to resolve the crisis. Another aspect that the representative emphasised on is job creation and diversified economies. In the days of the fourth industrial revolution, sustainable, green and smart manufacturing, heavily dependent on technology is a reality in some places. These require financial support for countries such as Bangladesh that are focussing on gaining digitization and fulfilling SDGs as fast as possible. 

All the points that have been focussed are crucial for the world’s sustainability. This requires strong-handed intervention from all countries to carry out stable and sustainable recovery efforts which in turn will act to create a better world economy compared to the pre-coronavirus days.   

Bangladesh’s population numbers for a big amount of human resource that can be employed by first world countries creating job opportunities for a vast population. Already there are numerous workers abroad in this pandemic. To have the international community to support them during this crisis and help integrate them  better in the post-COVID-19 job market would be welcomed.