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.

Latin America and Covid-19: Conditions for a Sustained Recovery/ The Dialogue

  • 14 April 2020

This article by The Dialogue claims that the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the worst shocks ever to affect Latin America and the Caribbean. Governments, firms, and workers are coping with a severe economic crisis with yet unknown human losses and potential for social disarray. The region is being hit by large demand shocks from sharp commodity price falls due to a slump in external demand, external capital flight, financial sector volatility, and a collapse in tourist flows due to border closures and immobility measures. These shocks have been exacerbated by output disruptions associated with mandatory social distancing which have paralyzed all non-essential economic sectors, with a high toll on the spending capacity of millions of firms and consumers. In view of this situation, there is an urgent need to build more resilient societies, with buffers to mitigate shocks and adequate delivery of public goods and services. This will test the capacity and determination of all relevant actors in the region.

Consideraciones psicosociales y de salud mental durante el brote de COVID-19

  • 12 March 2020

La OMS y las autoridades de salud pública de todo el mundo están actuando para contener el brote de COVID-19. Sin embargo, este momento de crisis está generando estrés en la población. Estas consideraciones de salud mental fueron elaboradas por el Departamento de la OMS de Salud Mental y Uso de Sustancias, como mensajes dirigidos a diferentes grupos clave para apoyar el bienestar psicosocial y la salud mental durante el brote de COVID-19.

La estigmatización social asociada a la COVID-19

  • 24 February 2020

El actual brote de COVID-19 ha provocado estigmatización social y comportamientos discriminatorios contra personas de determinados orígenes étnicos, así como contra cualquier persona que se considere que ha estado en contacto con el virus.

La estigmatización puede socavar la cohesión social y provocar el aislamiento social de grupos de población, lo que podría contribuir a que las probabilidades de propagación del virus sean mayores, no menores. Esto puede dar lugar a problemas de salud más graves y a dificultades para controlar un brote de la enfermedad.