The UN Secretary-General urged all countries to take comprehensive approach tailored to their circumstances.
On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) characterized the coronavirus (COVID-19) viral disease as a pandemic, but it is a pandemic that can be controlled. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the UN agency, said, in his statement, “Let me be clear: describing this as a pandemic does not mean that countries should give up.”
The UN Secretary-General urged all countries to take a comprehensive approach tailored to their circumstances – with containment as the central pillar. COVID-19 is affecting thousands of people, impacting countries’ health systems and having widespread social and economic effects. The UN entities working on development, the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, are supporting countries in their preparedness and response plans.
This page convenes sources of information and guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) regarding the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
WHO is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to track the spread and to provide guidance to countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak.
A Partners Platform for international response to the Covid-19 outbreak has been set-up and can be accessed here: https://covid-19-response.org/
To stay up to date with the latest information, please visit:
• World Health Organization:
• Latest news on the United Nations’ response:
• WHO guidance for countries:
• Coronavirus(COVID-19) Situation:
For specific guidelines and thematic statements, the list below is updated on a regular basis:
• UNFPA Statement on COVID-19 with Regard to Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers:
• WHO Introduction Course on Covid (tailored for health workers, open access to everyone):
• ILO Statement and Initial Assessment on Covid19 Impact to Jobs and Work: https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_738742/lang–en/index.htm
• IOM and UNHCR Statement on Temporary Suspension of Resettlement Travel for Refugees: https://www.iom.int/news/iom-unhcr-announce-temporary-suspension-resettlement-travel-refugees?fbclid=IwAR0i_FqsjWVQ5o5S1HxNDdpGiuv3J_AOrAHKrsZ6fKKGqIbBbgRJXTs8qQI
• UNAIDS: What People Living with HIV Need to Know on Covid19: https://www.unaids.org/en/20200317_covid19_hiv
• UNICEF Recommendations for parents: https://www.unicef.org/kosovoprogramme/stories/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-what-parents-should-know
• UNICEF’s how to talk to your child about coronavirus: https://www.unicef.org/kosovoprogramme/press-releases/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
In Kosovo, please follow official information as published by:
UN Agencies in Kosovo-UN Kosovo Team (Development Coordination Office and Agencies)
Social media accounts Facebook, twitter and Instagram: @UNKosovoTeam
UN Development Coordinator Ms. Ulrika Richardson on twitter: @UNDC_KT
Healthier Kosovo: Facebook: /ecokosovo ; Twitter: @ecokosovo ; /ecokosovoofficial/
Youth 4 Kosovo: Facebook: /YouthForKosovo ;
Facebook: /UNICEFKosovoprogramme & /KosovoInnovations
Twitter: @UNICEFKosovo & @KosInnovations
UN Mission in Kosovo:
WHO regional and global
WHO Europe Facebook: /WHOEurope Twitter: @WHO_Europe
WHO Global Facebook: /WHO Twitter: @WHO
Official page containing the latest information on the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Kosovo, gathering information from the WHO (World Health Organization) page, as well as central and local authorities in Kosovo.