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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.

WHO - ICMRA Joint Statement on the Need for Improved Global Regulatory Alignment on COVID-19 Medicines and Vaccines

  • 6 November 2020

The International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have committed to working together to ensure that patients have access to safe and effective health products against COVID-19 as early as possible, while the existing rigorous scientific standards for the evaluation and safety monitoring of treatments and vaccines are maintained at all times.

PAHO - Countries are Falling Short in Implementing Mental Health Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

  • 5 November 2020

A new survey conducted by PAHO and WHO shows that countries are falling short in implementing mental health services at a time when mental health support is paramount, according to PAHO Assistant Director, Jarbas Barbosa. In a press briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic today, Dr. Barbosa said, “Data from 29 countries show that while 27 of them have integrated mental health into their COVID-19 plans, only two are adequately funded.”

ONU - Estados Unidos bate récords de contagios de COVID-19, en México también aumentan los casos

  • 5 November 2020

La situación en la región aún se recrudece, mientras que el huracán ETA ha puesto en riesgo los avances en Centroamérica, informaron los expertos de la agencia panamericana de salud de la ONU. Además, advirtieron que Venezuela debe cumplir con el protocolo de ensayos y fases clínicas para la molécula R10, un posible tratamiento contra el coronavirus.

UN Women From Insights to Action: Gender Equality in the wake of COVID-19

  • 31 October 2020

The COVID-19 crisis will dramatically increase the poverty rate for women and widen the gap between men and women who live in poverty, according to new data released today by UN Women and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The poverty rate for women was expected to decrease by 2.7 percent between 2019 and 2021, but projections now point to an increase of 9.1 percent due to the pandemic and its fallout.

UNDP - Las consecuencias de largo alcance de COVID-19

  • 31 October 2020

Con hasta 100 millones más de personas que son arrastradas a la pobreza extrema en 2020, 1,4 mil millones de niños y niñas afectados por el cierre de escuelas y un desempleo récord, COVID-19 es un gran impedimento para el progreso humano. El PNUD ha predicho que el desarrollo humano mundial va camino de retroceder este año por primera vez desde que se introdujo el concepto.

IOM - Cross-border Human Mobility Amid and After COVID-19

  • 31 October 2020

International human mobility has been drastically reduced, with border closures and travel restrictions of unprecedented scale. With a few exceptions, almost all countries have restricted international mobility. As they contemplate removing internal restrictions and reopening borders, states are confronted with a high level of uncertainty and one common challenge: how to resume cross-border mobility while safeguarding global public health?

UN Women - 1COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker

  • 31 October 2020

The purpose of the tracker is to assess the gender sensitivity of these measures. It is based on publicly available information, including official government documents, media coverage, and existing policy repositories that track government responses to COVID-19. Data on measures was also provided by UNDP and UN Women country offices. The tracker assesses the available information on the design features of policy measures. It does not conduct assessment of the gender impact of these measures, nor does it make a ranking of countries based on their policy responses.

WHO: Global TB progress at risk

  • 14 October 2020

Disruptions in services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have led to further setbacks.  In many countries, human, financial and other resources have been reallocated from TB to the COVID-19 response. Data collection and reporting systems have also been negatively impacted.

ONU - La salud, el trabajo y la comida: lo que el COVID-19 se llevó en los países más pobres

  • 13 October 2020

El trastorno económico y social causado por la pandemia es devastador en todo el mundo, pero especialmente en los países en desarrollo o con crisis humanitarias. El coronavirus ha dejado millones de enfermos, decenas de millones de personas en riesgo de caer en la pobreza extrema y el desempleo, un aumento sin precedentes de la desnutrición, y ha irrumpido en los sistemas alimentarios, afectando desde agricultores hasta consumidores.

PAHO and IOM sign agreement to improve the health of 70 million migrants in the Americas

  • 9 October 2020

More than 70 million migrants living across international borders in the Region of the Americas are set to benefit from a joint agreement signed today by Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and António Vitorino, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

UN - Global Trade Amid COVID-19: Signs of Rebound, but Recovery Uncertain

  • 7 October 2020

Global trade is showing signs of bouncing back from a deep, COVID-19-induced slump, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has said, with the caveat that any recovery could be badly disrupted by the future course of the pandemic and how societies react.

UNHCR - COVID-19 Crisis Underlines Need for Refugee Solidarity and Inclusion

  • 7 October 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has “profoundly tested” global commitment to protecting refugees and forcibly displaced people, it has also shown the value of including refugees in national responses and safety nets to the benefit of all, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Gillian Triggs said today. 

Some Countries Showing Spikes in COVID-19 Transmission, Especially Among Young People: PAHO

  • 7 October 2020

Transmission of COVID19 in the Americas remains very active, with some countries suffering recurrent spikes in cases and the virus spreading in new and different ways, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F Etienne, said today. 

PAHO - COVID-19 Disrupting Mental Health Services in Most Countries, WHO Survey

  • 5 October 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93% of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health is increasing, according to a new WHO survey. The survey of 130 countries provides the first global data showing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on access to mental health services and underscores the urgent need for increased funding.

PAHO - COVID-19 Disrupting Mental Health Services in Most Countries, WHO Survey

  • 5 October 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93% of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health is increasing, according to a new WHO survey. The survey of 130 countries provides the first global data showing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on access to mental health services and underscores the urgent need for increased funding.

UNHCR - As COVID-19 Pandemic Roils Latin America, Venezuelans Face Wave of Evictions

  • 2 October 2020

Governments throughout the region have put in place temporary bans on forced evictions amid the pandemic. But some of these regulations either have already expired or are slated to in the coming weeks, raising concerns over a spike in evictions.

Where such measures remain on the books, they are not always enforced, with many landlords simply throwing tenants who are behind on the rent out onto the streets – where keeping safe from the coronavirus is that much more difficult. 

ACNUR - A medida que la COVID-19 sacude a América Latina, los venezolanos se enfrentan a una ola de desalojos

  • 2 October 2020

Los gobiernos de la región han impuesto prohibiciones temporales a los desalojos forzosos en medio de la pandemia. Pero algunas de estas regulaciones ya han expirado o se espera que expiren en las próximas semanas, lo que genera preocupaciones sobre un aumento en los desalojos.

Donde tales medidas de prohibición de desalojo permanecen, no siempre se aplican, ya que muchos propietarios simplemente arrojan a los inquilinos que están atrasados ​​en el alquiler a las calles, donde mantenerse a salvo del coronavirus es mucho más difícil.

UN Welcomes Nearly $1 Billion in Recent Pledges - to Bolster Access to Lifesaving Tests, Treatments and Vaccines to End COVID-19

  • 30 September 2020

New commitments from governments, international organizations and the private sector support unified approach to end pandemic, backing a response of unprecedented scale, scope and speed­—through the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator­—as pandemic claims more than 1 million lives

ONU - Vacuna de la COVID-19: Un pequeño esfuerzo presupuestario, puede suponer un gran salto para la humanidad

  • 30 September 2020

La iniciativa global para las vacunas COVID-19 es la mejor opción para reactivar la economía mundial, sostiene el titular de la ONU. Su financiación equivale al consumo mundial de cigarrillos durante dos semanas, apunta el director de la OMS.   

PAHO - People Over 60 Have Been Hardest Hit by COVID-19 in the Americas

  • 30 September 2020

Health systems in the Americas are not adequately responding to the needs of older adults and must be adapted in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, say experts at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). For the International Day of Older Persons on October 1, the organization is calling for comprehensive, person-centered, integrated care and primary health services that are responsive to older people´s needs. 

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