Human rights put people centre-stage and are key in shaping the pandemic response, both for the public health emergency and the broader impact on people’s lives and livelihoods.

Responses that are shaped by and respect human rights result in better outcomes in beating the pandemic, ensuring healthcare for everyone and preserving human dignity.

They also focus our attention on who is suffering most, why, and what can be done about it so we can prepare the ground now for emerging from this crisis with more equitable and sustainable societies, development and peace.

Find out more on COVID-19 and human rights here.