April 16, 2020
António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children (16 April 2020)
- As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, we are seeing an alarming pattern.
- The poorest and most vulnerable members of society are being hardest hit, both by the pandemic and the response.
- I am especially concerned about the well-being of the world’s children.
- Thankfully, children have so far been largely spared from the most severe symptoms of the disease.
- But their lives are being totally upended.
- I appeal to families everywhere, and leaders at all levels: protect our children.
- Today we are launching a report that highlights the risks they face.
(4:07 / ENG)
- Please read the YouTube video metadata.
- Read the UN press release, UN chief calls for greater protection for children caught up in COVID-19 crisis.
- Read the UN Policy brief: The impact of COVID-19 on children.
- Read the UNICEF statement, Don’t let children be the hidden victims of COVID-19 pandemic