How has the United Nations been responding to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic?
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2022     Views: 114

As the leading authority on scientific and public health information in the UN System, the World Health Organization (WHO) directs and coordinates the global response to health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic. On its website, the WHO provides a wealth of authoritative information about the coronavirus and COVID-19. 

Along with the WHO, UN offices, field missions, agencies, funds and programmes are providing coronavirus-related information in their areas of expertise.

To counter the increasing spread of misinformation, the UN, together with an external partner, has established the Verified initiative to promote and share reliable information about COVID-19.

Some of the resource pages provided by the UN System are listed below (list is not exhaustive). All developments regarding the coronavirus and COVID-19 are very dynamic and the web resources are continuously updated.



UN System (other than WHO):

Official UN documents:

Data and statistics:


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