UNESCO learning cities’ responses to COVID-19: Goyang encourages ‘distancing in daily life’


UNESCO Learning City of Goyang
© Goyang
5 August 2021

When the COVID-19 global pandemic hit in 2020, governments around the world temporarily closed educational institutions in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus. But how did learning continue for young and old during this time?

In our new publication Snapshots of learning cities’ responses to COVID-19, we showcase local responses to COVID-19. The UNESCO learning city of Goyang provided one of them. The COVID-19 recovery strategy in Goyang, part of the Gyeonggi Province in the Republic of Korea, aims to transform the city into one that encourages ‘distancing in daily life’. This concept comes in the wake of the impact that the COVID-19 crisis had on the local community, small businesses, and the mental health and social lives of the city’s inhabitants.

Learn more in our multimedia story.