Repository

The topics for discussion on this portal have already been analyzed by multiple actors. In this repository, the GS / OAS brings together some of them, as one more contribution to the discussion. This repository has two sections: In the Policy section, we will integrate information on policies relevant to the issues under discussion that are being implemented by Member States, Observer States and other States of the world. In Studies we will include analyzes, reports and reports published by academic institutions, think tanks, international and multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations and private entities, all of them of recognized prestige, which are relevant to the conversation. The OAS will publish these articles and reports in their original language.

New Report on COVID-19 and Democracy Calls for Urgent Measures by Governments and Civil Society

  • 15 July 2020

The report, endorsed by 11 pro-democracy institutions, is aligned with a recent ‘Call to Defend Democracy’ that was signed by almost 100 organizations from all over the world, as well as nearly 500 prominent individuals from 119 countries, including 13 Nobel Laureates and 62 former Heads of State or Government.

OAS Launches Political Action Guide to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic Under Democratic Principles

  • 2 June 2020

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) published "The Inter-American Democratic Charter: A Guide to Political Action to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic." The Guide seeks to promote the functionality and validity of democratic principles as essential and effective elements to advance amid the challenges caused by the pandemic, especially in the new phase of economic recovery and progressive social restoration. The Guide is based on the concept that democratic mechanisms are the most appropriate way to address the pandemic and its consequences.

UN – Only Venezuelans Can Resolve Venezuela’s Deepening Crisis, DiCarlo Tells Security Council

  • 20 May 2020

“Venezuela is mired in a deepening protracted crisis that only Venezuelans can resolve,” said Rosemary A. DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs. “In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, an agreement that strengthens democratic governance, with full respect for human rights and the rule of law, is more urgent than ever,” she said, urging Member States to stand behind that call.

Medidas en materia de género y diversidad en el marco de la emergencia sanitaria

  • 24 March 2020

El Ministerio de las Mujeres, Géneros y Diversidad del Gobierno de Argentina ha puesto en marcha una serie de medidas para enfrentar el COVID-19 desde un enfoque de género y diversidad, incluyendo medidas de asistencia integral ante situaciones de violencia por motivos de género, medidas específicas de articulación interinstitucional e intersectorial en situaciones de violencia, fortalecimiento de lazos comunitarios y solidarios para la prevención y asistencia de situaciones de violencia, recomendaciones y acciones en materia de cuidados durante el aislamiento social preventivo y obligatorio, medidas especiales para niñxs y adolescentes y población LGBTI+ durante el aislamiento social, medidas para promover la participación social y ciudadana a través de dispositivos virtuales y difusión de contenidos culturales para la igualdad de género.