“We are in an unprecedented situation and normal rules no longer apply” – UN Chief

Facing a global health crisis “unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations,” Secretary-General António Guterres Yesterday (19 Mar) called for a “coordinated, decisive, and innovative policy action from the world’s leading economies.”

Guterres, speaking to reporters remotely from UN Headquarters, said, “a global recession – perhaps of record dimensions – is a near certainty,” and stressed that “current responses at the country level will not address the global scale and complexity of the crisis.”