UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: COVID-19 epidemic exacerbates social inequality
June 30, local time, United Nations Human Rights Council The 44th meeting kicked off in Geneva, Switzerland. High Commissioner for Human Rights Bachelet said on the first day of the meeting that the COVID-19 epidemic is threatening global peace and development.
She said that the COVID-19 epidemic has prompted everyone to take strong and transformative measures to restore public confidence and strengthen social and economic resilience.
Bachelet emphasized that the COVID-19 epidemic has exacerbated the impact of social inequality, and it is particularly important to protect vulnerable groups in society. The data shows that no matter where they are, the ethnic minorities are more affected by the epidemic, and the economy is also the hardest hit. Especially for people of African descent, they continue to face unequal education, health care and structural discrimination. These factors exacerbate the vulnerability of this group. (Xue Jingmeng, reporter from the main station)