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.

Brasil otorgará garantías para la sostenibilidad de las PyME ante el COVID-19 con el BID

  • 14 October 2020

Brasil, a través del Programa de Emergencia de Acceso a Crédito – el FGI-PEAC, apoyará a las pequeñas y medianas empresas (PyME) frente a la crisis generada por el COVID-19 como sostén del empleo con un préstamo de US$200 millones aprobado por el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID).

El programa facilitará el acceso de las PyME al crédito por medio de la concesión de garantías y así contribuir a que las firmas puedan superar problemas temporales de liquidez, dar continuidad a sus operaciones y fortalecer su sostenibilidad financiera.

CAF - US $ 350 million to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 in Brazil

  • 18 August 2020

Confianza, tecnología, recuperación económica, protección social, seguridad y equilibrio de poderes son los principales retos que tiene la región para que la democracia no salga tan afectada por el impacto de la pandemia, que seguirá presente en las próximas elecciones en diversos países. La contienda electoral en Estados Unidos y sus efectos en América Latina también se abordó en la tercera jornada de la 24 Conferencia Anual CAF.

UNHCR Warns of Increased COVID-19-Related Trafficking Risks for Refugees, Displaced and Stateless

  • 30 July 2020

With COVID-19 increasing needs and vulnerabilities of refugees and internally displaced and stateless people, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned that the impacts of the pandemic are also heightening their risks to trafficking and exploitation. “Enforced measures to control the pandemic and worsening socio-economic conditions are having serious implications for those forcibly displaced. Those now faced with lost livelihoods and abject poverty can be targets for traffickers that are unscrupulously exploiting and profiteering from their vulnerabilities,” said UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Gillian Triggs.

UNHCR Expands Support to Refugees and Host Communities in Brazil as COVID-19 Takes its Toll

  • 24 July 2020

Brazil is host to more than 345,000 refugees and asylum seekers, for whom the consequences of the pandemic are especially harsh.

In an effort to limit the spread and impact of the virus, UNHCR is enhancing community awareness efforts, including through information campaigns and preventive information sessions in the different indigenous languages. Hygiene promotion has also been scaled up in temporary shelters: hand-washing stations have been installed and soap distribution continue to take place since the beginning of March.

UNHCR is also addressing rising humanitarian and health needs among refugees living on the streets, and in overcrowded shelters and unsanitary conditions in the northern regions of Brazil, including in Amazonas, Roraima and Para states.

Brazil – Additional Initiatives of the Brazilian Science, Technology and Innovation System in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • 26 May 2020

FAPES (Research Foundation of the State of Espírito Santo) has launched a research call for projects to tackle or mitigate the damage caused by COVID-19. The proposals should aim at developing diagnostics tests, therapies ventilators, digital technologies, vaccines, medicaments, as well as social and economic development, among other areas.

Brasil: Iniciativas del sistema brasileño de Ciencia, Tecnología e Información en la lucha contra la pandemia de COVID-19

  • 9 April 2020

Recuento de las distintas acciones tomadas por distintos actores del área científica y tecnológica del país, para mitigar los efectos negativos sufridos por la pandemia de COVID-19.