Global Civil Society Report on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs
A world in turmoil needs fundamental change
Compiled by Jens Martens, Global Policy Forum
The COVID-19 pandemic and the national responses to it brought the world almost to a complete lockdown. Economic, social and cultural life came to a virtual standstill in many places, borders were closed and trade flows interrupted. All over the world, States have intervened, to various degrees, to restrict the freedoms of their citizens in order to slow down the spread of the pandemic and prevent healthcare systems from collapsing.