International Response to COVID-19 
The AASC is tracking the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tackling the joint health, economic and social challenges requires strong policy co-ordination across several domains. This page provides a snapshot of leading efforts by intergovernmental organisations, forums and business groups across the globe.

ABAC Statement

ABAC Statement on the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

July, 2020


Responses to COVID-19

Updated regularly

Asian Development Bank

ADB's response to COVID-19

Updated regularly


Multilateral Cooperation is a Safeguard against Pandemics

April 14, 2020


Global business/ civil society response to COVID-19

Updated regularly


Joint Statement Special Video Conference of The ASEAN Health Ministers in Enhancing Cooperation on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Response

April 07, 2020


Chairman’s Statement on ASEAN Collective Response to the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019

February 15, 2020


STATEMENT: WRI Statement in Response to COVID-19

March 18, 2020

The IMF and COVID-19 

European Commission

Overview of the Commission's response

April 15, 2020


Statement on Finance and Trade

April 14, 2020


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Response

April 08, 2020

G20 Leaders Statement

Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit

Statement on COVID-19

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors

Press Release 

March 31, 2020

G20 Trade and Investment

Ministerial Statement

UN COVID-19 Response Plan

Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19

March, 2020

UN Timeline

How is the United Nations responding to the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) / COVID-19 outbreak?

April, 2020

Exploring the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on global energy markets, energy resilience, and climate change

IMF and WB Joint statement on Debt relief

March 25, 2020


Joint Statement by the Chair of International Monetary and Financial Committee and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

March 27, 2020

IMF Policy Tracker


Tackling coronavirus (COVID-19) - Country Policy Tracker


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Joint actions to win the war

March 20, 2020


SME Policy Responses

March 30, 2020

ICC B20 WHO Letter to G20

Need for coordinated action by G20 leaders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic - an unprecedented health and economic crisis

March 23, 2020

ICC WHO Joint Statement:  An unprecedented private sector call to action to tackle COVID-19

March 16, 2020

ICC WTO Joint Statement

April 2, 2020

ABAC Statement

APEC Collaboration the First-best Strategy to Combat COVID-19, Says Business

March 28, 2020

Global Services Coalition

Ensuring Resilience of Global Supply of Essential Services in Combating COVID-19

April 1, 2020

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