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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) speaks with Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, about COVID-19’s impact on small businesses and climate change.

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The world continues to confront the economic and human consequences of COVID-19. Countries are cautiously restarting their economies and easing lockdown restrictions with the hope of reinstalling a sense of normalcy to daily life. As policymakers, business leaders, and citizens prepare for this new stage, other challenges, like climate change, continue to persist.

Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and current Chair of the Elders, explains how the virus is impacting small businesses and why we need to confront climate change with COVID-19 urgency.

Mary Robinson discusses the lessons learned from COVID-19.

Mary Robinson supports ICC’s call to Save Our SMEs.

Read ICC’s call to action to governments to Save Our SMEs.

Read ICC’s corporate call to action to Save Our SMEs.

Learn more about ICC’s campaign to Save Our SMEs.

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