Joint Statement On The Contribution Of International Trade And Supply Chains To A Sustainable Socioeconomic Recovery In COVID-19 Times

In a statement, eight UN organizations stress that international transport and integrated supply chains are critical in recovering from COVID-19 achieving the SDGs. They call upon governments to embark on the process to review international and regional trade agreements, as deemed necessary, and ensure they contain provisions to facilitate trade and transport in times of crisis and pandemics. They urge countries to take appropriate action in facilitating and dematerializing trade and transport value chains. They also reiterate support to countries to ensure a sustainable socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.