COVID-19 RESPONSE & UPDATES ON THE ONE UN PROGRAMME III - September 2021
This brief summarizes how the United Nations is supporting Pakistan’s Federal and Provincial Governments to address the COVID-19 crisis and make progress on the 10 outcomes of the One UN Programme III.
The United Nations’ response to COVID-19 in Pakistan is about saving lives, protecting people and recovering better. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (UNRC/HC) is leading the UN’s health, humanitarian and socio-economic response, bringing the UN system together to support the Government of Pakistan’s country-level coordination, planning and monitoring. Our immediate WHO-led health response is working to control the transmission of the novel coronavirus, reduce mortality and get people the health care they need. We are supporting better surveillance and case identification, stronger laboratory capacities, risk communication, infection prevention and control. Our COVID-19 response cuts across every outcome of the One UN Programme III (OP III), the UN’s framework for cooperation with the Government of Pakistan.