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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.

Cartilha ao Exportador no Contexto do COVID-19/ Apex-Brasil

  • 23 March 2020
Cartilha ao Exportador no Contexto do COVID-19/ Apex-Brasil

Orientações gerais ao empresário; checklist de perguntas para elaboração de plano de ação; e exemplos de medidas que organizações têm adotado face à crise atual.

Education responses to COVID-19

  • 23 March 2020

With the spread of the covid-19, countries are implementing emergency plans to slow down and limit the spread of the virus –and prepare for a possible longer term disruption of school and university attendance. Every week of school closure will imply a massive loss in the development of human capital with significant long-term economic and social implications. While this is a strong stress test for education systems, this is also an opportunity to develop alternative education opportunities. China, which was hit first by the corona virus, is already well advanced in providing a large share of its students with access to online learning opportunities

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the global trade in fake pharmaceuticals. OECD

  • 23 March 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has heightened the dangers posed by the global trade in counterfeit pharmaceutical products. Serious health and safety issues arise when people order fake medicines online.

To help governments combat the trade in fake medicines, and the OECD and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have joined forces to provide policy makers with solid empirical evidence about the value, scope and trends of the trade, which causes significant economic damage as well as risks to health and safety.

Supporting people and companies to deal with COVID-19

  • 20 March 2020

The unfolding COVID-19crisis is challenging people, households and firms in unprecedented ways. Containing the pandemic and protecting people is the top priority. But disrupted supply chains, containment measures that are limiting economic and social interactions and falling demand put people’s jobs and livelihoods at risk. An immediate employment and social-policy response is needed. Reducing workers’ exposure to COVID-19in the workplace and ensuring access to income support for sick and quarantined workers are essential. Working parents need help with unforeseen care needs as schools are closing and elderly relatives are particularly vulnerable. Short-time work schemes can help protect jobs and provide relief to struggling companies, as evidenced during the last financial and economic crisis. Workers who lose their jobs and incomes, including those in non-standard forms of employment, need income support. As companies are suffering from a sharp drop in demand, rapid financial support through grants or credits can help them bridge liquidity gaps. Many affected countries introduced or announced bold measures over the last days and weeks, often with a focus on supporting the most vulnerable who are bearing a disproportionate share of the burden. This note, and the accompanying policy table, contributes to evidence-sharing on the role and effectiveness of various policy tools.

Relatoría Especial sobre los Derechos Económicos, Sociales, Culturales y Ambientales (REDESCA) de la CIDH

  • 20 March 2020

La Relatoría Especial sobre los Derechos Económicos, Sociales, Culturales y Ambientales (REDESCA), elaboró lineamientos para la protección integral de los derechos humanos y de la salud ante la pandemia en la región (CP n. 060/20).

Getting government financial management systems COVID-19 ready

  • 20 March 2020

Government systems prepared for an effective response in terms of containment and mitigation

United States - United States' Response to COVID-19: DEA is Protecting the Nation’s Prescription Drug Supply chain.

  • 20 March 2020

During the unprecedented health emergency caused by the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the health and safety of our communities is DEA’s top priority.  DEA is responding appropriately to ensure Americans continue to have access to necessary medications and controlled substances.  DEA’s efforts include supporting prescribing practices that limit exposure, enabling uninterrupted access to practitioners, and safeguarding a consistent and reliable drug supply.

Global Operation sees a Rise in Fake Medical Products Related to COVID-19/INTERPOL

  • 19 March 2020

Counterfeit facemasks, substandard hand sanitizers and unauthorized antiviral medication were all seized under Operation Pangea XIII, which saw police, customs and health regulatory authorities from 90 countries take part in collective action against the illicit online sale of medicines and medical products.

The operation resulted in 121 arrests worldwide and the seizure of potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals worth more than USD 14 million.

IOM Scales Up Plans for COVID-19 Readiness and Response, Appeals for USD 116.1

  • 19 March 2020

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is scaling-up its plans to address the mobility aspects of the global response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic with a new funding requirement of USD 116.1 million. 

Coronavirus pandemic is an invitation to tackle uncertainty with innovation and creativity

  • 19 March 2020

The COVID-19 crisis continues to be an unprecedented challenge for today’s world. It’s pushing the boundaries of the public sector in responding to the socio-economic fallout, of civil society in building and maintaining solidarity and of the private sector in transitioning to new business models. 

Response to COVID-19 Outbreak in the Region of the Americas

  • 16 March 2020

PAHO has launched an Appeal to donors & partners to scale-up the capacity of the countries of the Americas to respond to COVID-19. The response strategy outlined in this Appeal has two main objectives: slow down the transmission of the virus and mitigate the health impact of COVID-19 in the Region.

An initial US$94.8 million are needed to support critical response efforts in countries most in need of help until September 2020. As this outbreak evolves, needs are likely to increase and the estimated financial requirements will be adjusted accordingly.

BCIE brinda donación de US$8 millones ante emergencia sanitaria en la región

  • 15 March 2020

El Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica (BCIE), otorgó una cooperación financiera no reembolsable por un monto de hasta US$8,000,000 millones de dólares distribuidos en US$1,000,000 a cada país centroamericano incluyendo a Belice para atender la emergencia sanitaria ante pandemia del coronavirus.

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.

OECD Economic Outlook, Interim Report March 2020: Coronavirus: the world economy at risk

  • 2 March 2020

The OECD Report indicates the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on economic prospects is severe. It says the global economy faces its biggest danger since the financial crisis of 2008. Containing the epidemic and protecting people is the priority, the OECD says, while analyzing the impact in the economy. Growth was weak but stabilising until the coronavirus Covid-19 hit. Restrictions on movement of people, goods and services, and containment measures such as factory closures have cut manufacturing and domestic demand sharply in China. The impact on the rest of the world through business travel and tourism, supply chains, commodities and lower confidence is growing.

Migration Policy Practice

  • 1 March 2020

A Bimonthly Journal for and by Policymakers Worldwide

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.

How the World Bank Group is helping countries with COVID-19 (coronavirus)

  • 11 February 2020

As countries around the world work to contain the spread and impact of COVID-19, the World Bank Group is moving quickly to provide fast, flexible responses to help developing countries strengthen their pandemic response and health care systems.

Supporting technology adoption through Sector Skills Councils

  • 9 December 2019

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution unfolds, companies have begun to harness new and emerging technologies to reach higher levels of efficiency of production and consumption, expand into new markets, and compete for a global consumer base. These changes are causing huge shifts in the existing skill requirements for workers; and the demand for higher cognitive, technological, social and emotional skills has increased as the demand for physical and manual skills declines. In this context, Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) facilitate the creation and deployment of industry upgrade strategies, laying out how to adapt to changes brought upon by technology. 

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