Peace and security in Africa: addressing root causes of conflict while promoting post- pandemic recovery in Africa - Security Council VTC Open Debate.
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With the UN Secretary-General.

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented global crisis with profound and lasting impacts on global public health and the political, social and economic domains, among other areas.

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With the UN Secretary-General.

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented global crisis with profound and lasting impacts on global public health and the political, social and economic domains, among other areas. Such impacts will be particularly apparent in conflict-affected countries in Africa, especially in the medium and long term. As COVID-19 vaccination continues to roll out on a global scale, post-pandemic recovery is becoming the highest priority in the next step of international efforts.

Owing to the lack of access to vaccines, conflict-affected countries in Africa have become the weak link in global post-pandemic recovery. The world cannot recover from the pandemic when Africa is left behind. It is a shared mission of the international community to help conflict-affected countries in Africa to cope with the challenges of COVID-19 and to promote post-pandemic recovery.

The debate is aimed at enhancing the Security Council's understanding of the difficulties and challenges of post-pandemic recovery and the impact of the pandemic on conflict situations in Africa and to explore ways to better help African countries to advance post-pandemic recovery, promote sustainable development and address the root causes of conflicts.