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The Pardee Institute and UNDP launch joint report on the COVID-19 impact on the SDGs in a High Level Roundtable event

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On May 5, 2021, UNDP hosted a High Level Roundtable which explored innovative research by UNDP and the Pardee Institute on the impact of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ground breaking initiative considered COVID-19's impact using advanced scenario modelling to assess three potential recovery trajectories, capturing the multidimensional effects of the pandemic, viable pathways, and credible policy options for SDG progress over the next decade.

Speakers included:

Roundtable Panelists

His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Fathi Ahmed Edrees
Permanent Representative of Egypt to the UN

His Excellency Mr. Cho Hyun
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN

His Excellency Mr. Enrique A. Manalo
Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the UN

Dr. Åsa Persson
Research Director and Deputy Director
Stockholm Environment Institute


Ms. Khalida Bouzar
Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States, UNDP


Ms. Laurel Patterson
Head of SDG Integration, UNDP