Social Cohesion

UN Albania Covid-19 Socio-Economic Recovery and Response Plan

28 July, 2020

The UN Albania’s COVID-19 Recovery and Response Plan has been developed under the overall leadership UNRCO in Albania. The preparation of this document has been possible due to the involvement of twelve UN Agencies, and has been the subject of numerous consultations and iterations prior to arriving at this final version. The UN Recovery and Response Plan has been discussed, and then validated, with a focused group involving different ministries of the Government of Albania, the European Union, the Government of Switzerland, as well as the International Financial Institutions present in Albania.

           

The Plan, whose preparation, consultation and validation were technically led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with substantial support as well from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, sets out the United Nation’s (UN) consolidated offer of socio-economic recovery and response support. The Plan complements the Government of Albania National Response Plan (to be released soon) and the National Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP), issued in February 2020 and updated in May 2020.

 

The UN Recovery and Response Plan, which identifies 113 priority actions, aims to promote socioeconomic development in Albania by minimizing and mitigating the negative impact of COVID-19, and by building forward better post-COVID on a sustained path to the achievement of the SDGs. It seeks to support the Government of Albania in its recovery across five pillars, namely, (i) health response and systems strengthening, (ii) pro-poor social systems, (iii) resilient economic recovery, (iv) macro-economic and fiscal management, and (v) social cohesion and local resilience. The objective is to ensure a concerted, collaborative and all-inclusive effort to address the multidimensional impacts of the COVID-19, and to protect the needs and rights of people living under the duress of the pandemic, with a focus on the most vulnerable groups, and people who risk being left behind.

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UN Albania Covid-19 Response Newsletter - Issue# 4

18 June, 2020

This fourth issue of our COVID-19 special newsletter covers the period from 14 May to date. It provides new updates of the work of the UN Agencies in Albania in response to the pandemic, in particular to reaching those furthest behind, advocating for women and children at risk and adjusting programmes to better assist Albania’s response and recovery against COVID-19
 

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Leave No One Behind’ Response to COVID-19 in Albania

27 May, 2020

COVID-19 pandemicis the most devastating global health crisis of our time. As the virus spreads, its social toll is aecting the most vulnerable people. The way such crises are managed, it can leave many more people behind, if the dynamics of social disparities are not taken into account.

The spread of the virus in Albania and the restrictive measures to contain it, like in most countries world-wide, has put a spotlight on the economic and social inequalities that places the economic brunt of the crises over the most vulnerable communities. In Albania, the Swiss Government-supported UN Joint Programme ‘Leave No One Behind’ (LNB) is working closely with Government of Albania and UN partner agencies to identify areas of emergency support, aiming to reduce the impact on the poorest and other vulnerable groups.
 

UN Albania Covid-19 Response Newsletter - Issue 3

13 May, 2020

This third issue of our COVID-19 special newsletter covers the period from 15 April to date. It provides new updates of the work of the UN Agencies in Albania in response to  the pandemic, in particular to reaching those furthest behind, advocating for women and children at risk and adjusting programmes to better assist Albania’s response and recovery against COVID-19. Previous issues of this special newsletter can be accessed here: [Issue I] [Issue II]

 

UN Albania Covid-19 Response - Issue# 2

15 April, 2020

This second issue of our COVID-19 dedicated newsletter provides new updates of  the work of the UN Agencies in Albania in response to COVID-19 emergency in particular to reaching those furthest behind, advocating for women and children at risk and adjusting programmes to better assist Albania’s response and recovery against Covid-19.

 

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