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Global poverty levels are rising for the first time in 20 years as a result of COVID-19. Over 4 billion people around the world still do not have access to social protections such as basic healthcare. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary, what role has it played in helping poorer countries cope with the pandemic and what should be the key take-aways when all this has passed.
On this week’s episode of the Heat Podcast, we spoke with Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Program, about the key challenges facing the world today, from COVID-19 to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.