SPIAC-B: A Joint Statement on the Role of Social Protection in Responding to the COVID 19 Pandemic

We, representatives of UN system agencies, other multilateral and bilateral development agencies, donor governments, and civil society observers that make up the Social Protection Inter Agency Cooperation Board (SPIAC B), committed to the realization of SDGs 1.3 and 3.8, call for urgent social protection measures to respond to the rapidly evolving COVID19 pandemic. COVID 19 is a global health emergency with significant immediate as well as longer term social and economic implications.