Tackling socio-economic consequences of COVID-19: An interview with Commonwealth Sec. Gen.

As the world grapples with the rapid escalation of the Coronavirus pandemic, which has had far-reaching consequences across all aspects of society, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC has advocated more robust and coordinated multilateral response to the crisis. In edited audio excerpts from an interview with Nimi Princewill, Scotland highlighted the Commonwealth’s response to the pandemic as well as interventions to support member countries, particularly small and vulnerable states through the crisis. The Secretary-General also made recommendations for long term economic recovery and job creation post-COVID-19; expansion…

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