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Meeting of High Authorities of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) on the Impact of COVID-19 in the Americas

  • 4/29/2020 10:00 AM
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Meeting of High Authorities of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) on the Impact of COVID-19 in the AmericasPersons in charge of the presentations:

Luis Almagro, OAS Secretary General and JSWG President
Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru and Presidency of the Summit of the Americas Process
Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Angel Gurría, Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 
Vinícius Pinheiro, General Vice Director and Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, International Labor Organization (ILO)
Luis Felipe Lopez Calva, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
Other institutions that make up the GTCC, if they request the floor
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This meeting is convened by the OAS Secretary General as chair of the JSWG, in conjunction with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), to analyze the changing situation in the Hemisphere and the response from multilateral entities to the global public health crisis generated by COVID-19.

This meeting will be held as a follow-up to the first Meeting of High Authorities of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) on the Impact of COVID-19 in the Americas held on April 3, 2020, in which the members of the JSWG agreed meet periodically to ensure continuous coordination on the matter and update the shared information that shows an overview of the actions of the inter-American community in support of the countries of the region. See statement.

The JSWG is an organ of the Summit of the Americas Process; It is a horizontal technical cooperation mechanism that allows continuous dialogue and close coordination of the inter-American system to guarantee the effectiveness and efficiency of the implementation and follow-up of the mandates of the Summits of the Americas. The JSWG is composed of the OAS, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), PAHO, the World Bank, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).