The Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) and Qatar Charity will hold tomorrow a webinar, entitled “Building resilience in fragile countries to Covid-19 and beyond: A Qatari perspective,” on the sidelines of the United Nations high-level political forum (HLPF), held from July 8-16 in New York.
In addition to QFFD and Qatar Charity, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), Start Network, OCHA, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will participate in the webinar.
QFFD and Qatar Charity have swiftly mobilised resources to contribute to international efforts to confront coronavirus, worth of aid delivered to more than 25 countries since the start of the outbreak.
Director-General of QFFD Khalifa bin Jassim al-Kuwari said, “Today our world is confronted with multidimensional challenges across all sectors caused by Covid-19, and with 10 years only left ahead to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the pandemic may put us off track in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the commitment to leave no one behind.
And while the pandemic has set back some of the progress of the SDGs, this should not impede our efforts, on the contrary, we must turn this challenge into an opportunity.”
Chief Executive Officer at Qatar Charity Yousef bin Ahmed al-Kuwari said, “Progress towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals has experienced a setback like no other this year. Qatar Charity allocated more than $20mn to contribute to the global fight against the coronavirus but the needs exceed by far the resources available for aid”. - QNA
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