— Liberato C. Bautista, President, Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations

"COVID-19 has visited upon us, and is ravaging lives and livelihoods, imperiling people and the planet even more--on top of already worrisome global warming, global forced migration, global poverty, global disregard for human rights, global unpeace and insecurity, and more. The situation requires all of us, especially civil society, to act collaboratively at local, national, regional and global levels."