The COVID-19 pandemic in conjunction with the social and economic crisis it triggered has not only caused immeasurable suffering in the past year and a half but could also derail global efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In some parts of the world, the pandemic has fast turned into a humanitarian crisis, threatening to push millions into a state of acute food deprivation and poverty, endangering the lives of millions.

This report was a matter of discussion during the 2021 edition of our online forum "Shaping Malta's Future."