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QFFD, Qatar Charity to discuss building resilience in fragile countries amid coronavirus at UN event

QFFD, Qatar Charity to discuss building resilience
in fragile countries amid coronavirus at UN event

tribune news network
doha
QATAR Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Charity (QC) will hold a virtual side event panel discussion, ‘Building resilience in fragile countries amid COVID-19 and beyond: A Qatari perspective’, in New York.
The high-level political forum is held annually under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is the primary platform of the UN to review global progress concerning the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The event of this year is linked to unprecedented conditions due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has impacted the implementation of the 2030
Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In addition to QFFD and QC, Qatar Red Crescent Society, Start Network, OCHA, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will participate in this symposium, featuring presentation of papers by the participants.
It is worth mentioning that the QFFD and QC mobilised resources swiftly to contribute to the international efforts aimed at tackling coronavirus and delivered aid to more than 25 countries since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Yousuf AlKuwari, chief executive officer of Qatar Charity, said: “Progress towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals has experienced a setback like no other this year. Qatar Charity allocated more than $20 million to contribute to the global fight against the coronavirus but the needs exceed by far the resources available for aid. We need to reflect on this unprecedented crisis and build on the momentum to help fragile communities withstand future shocks. This crisis is a true test for the international community to act in the interest of global solidarity and ensure that fragile communities have access to the knowledge, tools and expertise to protect themselves from future shocks.”
“Today our world is confronted with multidimensional challenges across all sectors caused by COVID-19, and with only 10 years left to achieve the SDGs, the pandemic may put us off track in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, this should not impede our efforts. On the contrary, we must turn this challenge into an opportunity to rebuild in a way that makes us more resilient to future shocks post COVID-19 crisis”, stated Khalifa Al Kuwari, director general of QFFD.

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