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08.05.2020 Elena Sondermann Investing in Health Systems to Ensure Resilient and Peaceful Societies- Priority for Cooperation in the ‘New Normal’
This is a time of ambivalences – of sameness and differentness, of local and global, and of a health crisis and long-term systemic challenges. For global cooperation towards sustainable and resilient societies, the Corona pandemic is like a magnifying glass: It accelerates underlying systemic inequalities and threatens development successes of the last decades. Given the EU Council Presidency as well as current seats in the Security Council and Human Rights Council, the German government is in a privileged position. Germany should use this position to further push for the holistic approach of the Agenda2030 and revive it with a new paradigm for global cooperation.