“The pandemic is already threatening the fulfillment of target targets under Agenda 2030. The pandemic highlights the urgent need for focused policy action to cushion its consequences, protect vulnerable populations, and improve countries' capacity to cope with similar future events."
- Ambassador T S Tirumurti, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations
"We need to prepare for a post-COVID world that is poorer, that is more dangerous and that is more disorderly. We have not seen the conflation of global economic and strategic uncertainty now being experienced in our region since the existential threat we faced when the global and regional order collapsed in the 1930s and 1940s.”
- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison