Virtual Forums

With the aim of contributing and enriching the conversation, the OAS will organize virtual forums, in the form of round tables and webinars, with the participation of international experts on all the topics that the Portal proposes to carry out brainstorming around them. and inclusive discussions. On this page you will find the calendar of upcoming events and the videos of the events already held.

The changing role of the Armed Forces and its possibilities to mitigate and face new threats

  • 4/28/2021 9:00 AM
  • Number of views: 243

“Presentation of the Inter-American Juridical Committee´s Report on International customary law in the context of the American Continent.”

Third session of the virtual forum “The work of the Inter-American Juridical Committee."

  • 4/19/2021 11:00 AM
  • Number of views: 40

Legal challenges faced by the Caribbean in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Weekly virtual forum of the Series: “Inter-American law in times of pandemic”

  • 3/19/2021 11:00 AM
  • Number of views: 91

Ventajas del Operador Económico Autorizado dirigido al sector privado de El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras

  • 3/10/2021 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Number of views: 345

Special Session: Preventing and Tackling Corruption during the Pandemic: Experiences, Developments, and Lessons Learned

Follow-Up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC)

  • 3/10/2021 9:30 AM
  • Number of views: 569

Virtual forum “The work of the Inter-American Juridical Committee" third session:

“Presentation of the Inter-American Juridical Committee´s Report on International Law and State Cyber Operations: Improving Transparency”

  • 3/8/2021 11:00 AM
  • Number of views: 2676

The Road to Parity Everywhere

  • 3/5/2021 10:00 AM
  • Number of views: 511

“State of Freedom of Expression and Journalism in the Americas” Virtual Seminar

  • 2/26/2021 11:00 AM
  • Number of views: 71

Emergency response by Civil Registry and Identification Offices during the COVID-19 pandemic

Impact, best practices, and innovative initiatives implemented in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • 15 January 2021
  • Number of views: 0
Emergency response by Civil Registry and Identification Offices during the COVID-19 pandemic

The publication contains a review and analysis of nineteen Latin American and Caribbean countries on three general areas: a) The impact of COVID-19 on the provision of services of civil registries and identification offices; b) Good practices implemented by the civil registry and identification offices to respond to the effects of the pandemic and; c) Innovative initiatives promoted to guarantee the continuous registration of vital events and the issuance of identity documents that prove nationality in emergency contexts. The document also includes summaries of specific actions implemented by each of the countries part of the study.

Virtual forum “Inter-American law in times of pandemic”, special session: “The Inter-American system for the protection of democracy: realities and challenges”

  • 12/14/2020 11:00 AM
  • Number of views: 638

World Bank Group and COVID-19 (coronavirus)

  • 2 September 2020
  • Number of views: 0

General overview

WORLD BANK: Understanding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Through Data

  • 2 September 2020
  • Number of views: 0

Data is critical to support countries in managing the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This site provides an array of real-time data, statistical indicators, and other types of data that are relevant to the coronavirus pandemic. These data are drawn from the World Bank’s data catalog and other authoritative sources.

UNDP: The COVID-19 Detect & Protect Challenge

  • 2 September 2020
  • Number of views: 0

This extraordinary global situation demands a global response. As an answer, the United Nations Development Programme and are joining forces with the world’s brightest technology companies. We are calling on hardware and software developers, product designers, scientists, hackers, makers, and innovators to come together to work for those who will be hardest hit by this pandemic. 

UNDP: The Fast and the Curious

  • 2 September 2020
  • Number of views: 0

Whether it’s climate change, plummeting biodiversity rates, or unchecked consumption and waste, we already face unprecedented planetary challenges.
Now, the coronavirus COVID-19 has added an extra, deadly layer of complexity to the paths we must forge.
And we have a very limited time left in which to make the big changes that will create a sustainable and just future.
Now more than ever, there are no one-size-fits-all answers; new ways of thinking are needed.

e-Discussion on Women’s Leadership in the COVID-19 Response

  • 2 September 2020
  • Number of views: 0

Women are hardest hit by the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. Beyond the direct effect of the infection by the coronavirus, women’s health and safety are at greater risk as increased prevalence of domestic violence and abuse is reported and sexual and reproductive health services are reduced. In this time of unprecedented crisis, women also face an increased burden of care and subsequent risk of getting sick because they represent the majority of front-line healthcare workers and caregivers in homes and communities globally. This is all in addition to the disproportionate indirect impact of the pandemic on women’s livelihoods everywhere. With the majority of women working in the informal economy, they often lack health insurance and social security, putting them further at risk. 

PAHO: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

  • 2 September 2020
  • Number of views: 0

As the communication needs of the Region evolve during the pandemic, PAHO continued to disseminate key messages across multiple platforms, and to respond to media enquiries. The infographics cover a range of issues related to COVID-19, including tips for older adults to keep active and health during COVID-19.

WHO: Responding to COVID-19

  • 2 September 2020
  • Number of views: 0

OpenWHO is WHO’s new interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies. OpenWHO enables the Organization and its key partners to transfer life-saving knowledge to large numbers of frontline responders.

OECD: Environmental responses to the COVID-19

  • 2 September 2020
  • Number of views: 0

The focus of this brief is on the immediate steps that governments can take to ensure that emergency measures implemented to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis do not derail their efforts to address pressing environmental challenges and improve the environmental health and resilience of societies

Perspectivas económicas provisionales de la OECD

  • 2 September 2020
  • Number of views: 0

El crecimiento era tenue, pero estaba estabilizándose cuando golpeó el Covid-19. Las restricciones sobre los movimientos de personas, bienes y servicios, y las medidas de contención aplicadas, como el cierre de fábricas, han hecho retroceder al sector industrial y recortado la demanda interna en China. El impacto sobre el resto del mundo a través de los viajes de negocios y el turismo, las cadenas de suministro, las materias primas y la caída de la confianza, está agravándose.

Latin American Economic Outlook 2019

  • 2 September 2020
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Latin America and the Caribbean has seen remarkable socio-economic progress since the beginning of the century. The macroeconomic situation of individual countries has strengthened, living standards have improved, and poverty and inequality have declined. Yet large structural vulnerabilities remain and new ones have emerged. Many of these are linked to countries’ transition to higher income and development levels. The Latin American Economic Outlook 2019: Development in Transition (LEO 2019) presents a fresh analytical approach in the region. It assesses four development traps relating to productivity, social vulnerability, institutions and the environment. It outlines local opportunities for responding to those traps and seeks ways of improving global public goods to reinforce national agendas, all in the context of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. LEO 2019 calls for improving domestic capacities and adopting a new vision of international co-operation as a facilitator to support those efforts.