Max-Otto Baumann

SDG Finance
Published on June 2, 2020

UN reform and the COVID-19 pandemic – what role for the UN to better serve the world?

Political Scientist and a Senior Researcher in the Research Programme "Inter- and Transnational Cooperation" at the German Development Institute

The Covid-19 pandemic not only threatens to undo development gains and reverse progress in achieving the sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda. It also presents an early and serious test for the reform of the UN development system (UNDS), where major reform decisions were taken in 2018 to reposition the UNDS for improved, integrated and strategic support in line with the 2030 Agenda’s interlinked nature.