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Launch of first brief of the Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance


13 April 2022
12:00 - 13:00 hrs. UNHQ Press Briefing Room and live-streamed on UN Web TV
New York
, United States of America

United Nations Secretary-General will launch the Global Crisis Response Group’s first brief on the global implications of the war in Ukraine on food, energy and finance.

The Secretary-General announced the establishment the 32-member group, which includes heads of UN agencies, development banks and other international organizations, on 14 March in response to the potential reach and magnitude of the consequences of the war as well as the continuing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chaired by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, the group will ensure collaboration across governments, the multilateral system and sectors - to help vulnerable countries avert large-scale crises through high-level coordination and partnerships, urgent action, and access to critical data, analysis and policy recommendations.

The Secretary-General of UNCTAD, Rebeca Grynspan, will co-lead the workstream on Finance and coordinate the work of all three workstreams.

The launch will take place following the release of the latest Financing for Sustainable Development Report (12 April 11:30 a.m. EST), and ahead of the 2022 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group (18 to 24 April).

 

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