The overall objective of this United Nations COVID-19 Capacity Brief (CB) is to propose to the Government of KSA a set of actions complementing Government efforts. Joining forces in the fight against the global COVID19 pandemic in the Kingdom, the actions proposed are activities in which the UN can support, build capacity, and facilitate, together with the national authorities. They are rapid, relevant, and consistent actions, informed by UN expertise and best practices, and to take place during the pandemic response.
This list of already ongoing or suggested new UN activities in this Capacity Brief is not final, nor is it exhaustive. It is, in a sense, a living document that can firstly serve as a list of identified avenues the UN can assist and facilitate in, and secondly it can accelerate the already existing partnership between the Government of KSA and the UN, with a focus on immediate and effective assistance to battle to consequences of COVID-19, and a Leaving no One Behind Lens (LNOB). The United Nations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reaffirms the commitment to support the Government and the people of KSA in their efforts to mitigate the effects of the ongoing crisis, during as well as beyond the pandemic.