A Coordinated Response to Coronavirus

The UN Secretary-General urged all countries to take comprehensive approach tailored to their circumstances.
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On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) characterized the coronavirus (COVID-19) viral disease as a pandemic, but it is a pandemic that can be controlled. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus.  

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the UN agency, said, in his statement, “Let me be clear: describing this as a pandemic does not mean that countries should give up.”  

The UN Secretary-General urged all countries to take a comprehensive approach tailored to their circumstances – with containment as the central pillar. COVID-19 is affecting thousands of people, impacting countries’ health systems and having widespread social and economic effects. The UN entities working on development, the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, are supporting countries in their preparedness and response plans.

This page convenes sources of information and guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) regarding the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

WHO is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to track the spread and to provide guidance to countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak.

A Partners Platform for international response to the Covid-19 outbreak has been set-up and can be accessed here: https://covid-19-response.org/  

To stay up to date with the latest information, please visit:

For specific guidelines and thematic statements, the list below is updated on a regular basis:

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, please follow official information as published by:

Written by
Communications Unit
Dalila Sadinlija
Communication and Advocacy Officer
Resident Coordinator Office
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