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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.

OECD Postpones 2020 Ministerial Council Meeting and Forum due to Coronavirus Precautions/ OECD

  • 6 May 2020
OECD Postpones 2020 Ministerial Council Meeting and Forum due to Coronavirus Precautions/ OECD

In keeping with measures being taken around the world to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the OECD has taken the decision to postpone OECD Week 2020 – made up of its annual Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) and public OECD Forum – from late May to a date to be agreed in due course.

OAS and Facebook Launch Initiative to Offer Resilience Tools for MSMEs

  • 6 May 2020
OAS and Facebook Launch Initiative to Offer Resilience Tools for MSMEs

The Organization of American States (OAS) and Facebook launched May 6, 2020, a partnership to support the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) of the region through online training sessions and policy roundtables. The program will help MSMEs face the challenges they are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as many of them have been forced to close temporarily due to weak consumer demand, and plummeting foot traffic and social interaction.

República Dominicana: Medidas tomadas por el gobierno dominicano para enfrentar la pandemia de la COVID-19

  • 2 May 2020
República Dominicana: Medidas tomadas por el gobierno dominicano para enfrentar la pandemia de la COVID-19

Documento de la Misión Permanente de la República Dominicana ante la OEA, detallando las medidas adoptadas por el Gobierno Dominicano frente a la pandemia.

Colombia: Acciones tomadas por el gobierno colombiano en respuesta a la situación del COVID-19

  • 1 May 2020
Colombia: Acciones tomadas por el gobierno colombiano en respuesta a la situación del COVID-19

Tras declarar el Estado de Emergencia, el Presidente de la República, Iván Duque Márquez, anunció, el 18 de marzo de 2020, un paquete de medidas económicas y sociales para enfrentar la pandemia del coronavirus (COVID-19) en Colombia, el cual se ha venido revisando, actualizando y ampliando desde entonces.

Este documento detalla las acciones adoptadas por el Gobierno Colombiano ante la pandemia.

Panamá: Medidas tomadas por Panamá para abordar la pandemia de COVID-19

  • 30 April 2020
Panamá: Medidas tomadas por Panamá para abordar la pandemia de COVID-19

Documento proporcionado por la Misión Permanente de Panamá ante la OEA, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Panamá, bajo el “Plan Protégete Panamá”, sobre las medidas adoptadas para abordar la pandemia COVID-19

Belize - “Statutory Instrument No. 65 of 2020, the Belize Constitution (Emergency Powers) Regulations, 2020”

  • 30 April 2020

Regulations made by the Governor-General in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 18(9) of the Belize Constitution, Chapter 4 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2011, and all other powers thereunto him enabling.

Expecting Organized Criminal Groups to Quickly Adapt in Order to Exploit the Pandemic via Various Illicit Schemes/ George C. Marshall- European Center for Security Studies

  • 30 April 2020

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic poses a host of global health, economic, and security challenges, to include the continued challenge of combating transnational organized crime. While some believe this pandemic will disrupt and have a negative impact on the global operations of transnational organized criminal groups, the morbid reality is that these groups view the crisis as a lucrative opportunity. For the foreseeable future, we can expect organized criminal groups to quickly adapt in order to exploit the pandemic via various illicit schemes. In Italy, mafia groups are already demonstrating that they are intent on benefiting from the crime-related opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic will present.

Liechtenstein - Liechtenstein’s National and International Response to COVID-19

  • 29 April 2020
Liechtenstein - Liechtenstein’s National and International Response to COVID-19

If we look at the reaction of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are two sides: Internally, the focus was on limiting the spread of the disease while mitigating its negative impact on the economy and ensuring that the national measures are in line with international obligations. Externally, Liechtenstein has demonstrated solidarity through contributions to the UN Global Humanitarian Response plan while also advocating international cooperation by initiating – together with five other States – a COVID-19 resolution that was passed by the UN General Assembly with the active support of 188 States.

Guyana - Guyana’s COVID-19 Emergency Measures

  • 29 April 2020

On 29th April 2020, The Official Gazette published the emergency measures to take effect from the 4th May 2020 and last until 3rd June 2020 unless earlier terminated, extended or amended by notice of the Minister of Public Health.

Paraguay - Gobierno de Paraguay pone en marcha plataforma para transparentar uso de recursos de la emergencia por el COVID-19

  • 29 April 2020
Paraguay - Gobierno de Paraguay pone en marcha plataforma para transparentar uso de recursos de la emergencia por el COVID-19

El Gobierno del Paraguay puso a disposición de la ciudadanía la plataforma rindiendocuentas.gov.py. Se trata de una herramienta tecnológica de visualización de datos para que la población haga seguimiento del destino y uso de los recursos que el Gobierno paraguayo está destinando a la atención de la emergencia sanitaria desatada por la pandemia del COVID-19.

Vaccine Hesitancy Post-COVID-19: Will Our Memory Fade or Last?/ Global Health Now

  • 28 April 2020
Vaccine Hesitancy Post-COVID-19: Will Our Memory Fade or Last?/ Global Health Now

Full-scale efforts are underway to develop a vaccine free us from COVID-19’s deadly grip. But even if they succeed (and that’s no guarantee), the question regrettably must be asked: Will people take it?

Smuggling in the Time of Covid-19: The Impact of the Pandemic on Human-Smuggling Dynamics and Migrant-Protection Risks/ Global Initiative

  • 28 April 2020

Efforts to counter the COVID-19 pandemic have seen unprecedented restrictions on movement being imposed in many countries, both at borders and within countries. Some communities and policymakers have adopted increasingly hostile attitudes towards migrants, whom they perceive as contagion risks. Barriers to movement are therefore not only state-imposed but can also be community led.

Italy: Premier Conte Signs Decree to Kick Off Phase Two: "If you Love Italy, Keep your Distance"

  • 27 April 2020

Premier Giuseppe Conte announced that "phase two is starting, now it's time to live together with the virus" during a press conference from his office at Palazzo Chigi.

Italy: Decree from Italy Initiating Phase 2 to Combat and Contain the new Coronavirus

  • 26 April 2020
Italy: Decree from Italy Initiating Phase 2 to Combat and Contain the new Coronavirus

On April 26 2020, the Prime Minister of Italy signed a Decree (text in Italian) that initiates the Phase 2 of Government actions to combat and contain the coronavirus. The new Decree goes into effect on May 4, and envisages a gradual easing of restrictions and restart of activities, including the reopening of schools in September. 

OAS Launched Virtual Community of the Emergency and Security Systems of the Region

  • 21 April 2020

The virtual platform is a common space where the authorities of the Americas will be able to exchange, share and consult information, materials and tools to support them in addressing the challenges of the emergency that the novel coronavirus represents, as well as others that may arise in the future.

Latinoamérica y el Caribe afrontarán colectivamente la pobreza por el COVID-19

  • 17 April 2020

La directora del Departamento de Inclusión Social de la OEA, Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, indicó que “además de las afectaciones en el tema de salud, de los que lamentablemente fallecen y luego los que no tienen acceso al sistema de salud  medicinas, están las consecuencias en las personas del cese de la actividad económica.

Latvia: Government Extends State of Emergency Until 12 May

  • 17 April 2020

In order to limit the spread of Covid-19, the Cabinet of Ministers has extended the state of emergency until 12 May this year, thereby extending the validity of the government's Order “Regarding the Declaration of Emergency Situation” of 12 March.

European Union - Coronavirus: EU Global Response to Fight the Pandemic

  • 17 April 2020

The EU's collective action will focus on addressing the immediate health crisis and resulting humanitarian needs, strengthening partner countries' health, water and sanitation systems and their research and preparedness capacities to deal with the pandemic, as well as mitigating the socioeconomic impact. To underpin these actions, the EU will secure financial support to partner countries amounting to more than €15.6 billion from existing external action resources.

Vaticano: Comunicato del Dicastero per il Servizio dello Sviluppo Umano Integrale

  • 17 April 2020

On March 20, 2020, Pope Francis asked the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) to establish a Commission consisting of five working groups with the objectives of: supporting local Churches, enabling them within their own local circumstances to be active agents of assistance in cooperation with Caritas Internationalis; focusing on the study of the pandemic, reflecting on society and a post-Covid-19 world, particularly in areas such as the environment, economy, employment, health, policy, communication and security; supporting the Holy See in its activities and in its relations with Countries and International Organizations, conveying to them the results of the research, dialogue and reflection undertaken; and funding its activities in the areas of research, analysis and communication.

Austria: Public Health Measures to Prevent the Further Spread of the Disease

  • 17 April 2020

Austria has taken key public health measures that aim to prevent the further spread of the disease as well as measures in place to test and identify cases, trace contacts, and monitor the scale of the outbreak from different fronts: (i) ensuring sufficient physical infrastructure and workforce capacity; (ii) preventing transmission; (iii) providing health services effectively; (iv) paying for services; and (v) governance.

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