The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa

02/23/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/23/2021 01:15

President to address Global Citizen - Recover Better Together Campaign launch

President Cyril Ramaphosa will this afternoon, 23 February 2021, virtually address the launch of the 'Recover Better Together' post COVID-19 Campaign.

The initiative is organised by Global Citizen in partnership with the European Commission and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The campaign seeks to create momentum for global COVID-19 pandemic recovery and a return to the implementation of global goals.

The initiative brings together governments, world leaders, philanthropists, corporates, civil society and Global Citizen around a Five Point Recovery Plan which seeks to achieve the following:

1. End the pandemic: Ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 tests, vaccines, treatments, diagnostics and therapeutics for everyone, everywhere.

2. Stop the hunger crisis: Ensuring nutrition security and strengthening food system resilience for all.

3. Get children back in school: Ensuring a #ReturnToLearn model that bridges the digital divide and ensures all children are safe and receive quality and inclusive education.

4. Cool the planet: Protecting the earth's resources to promote the well-being of people and the planet.

5. Protect the most marginalised: Ensuring a fair, just and inclusive recovery that leaves no one behind.

Media are invited to cover the President's address which will be streamed live as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Time: 18:00 (SAST)
Where: https://www.youtube.com/who and PresidencyZA digital platforms

Media enquires: Tyrone Seale, Acting Spokesperson to the President on 083 575 7440 / [email protected]

Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria