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Clippings COVID-19 Thursday, June 12

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Crisis económica causada por #COVID19 aumenta el riesgo de que miles de niñ@s  y adolescentes ingresen al trabajo infantil en la región. No podemos bajar la guardia: tenemos que eliminar esta aberración.
Mi mensaje el Día mundial contra trabajo infantil #NOChildLabour

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Conversé hoy con @AlvaroVargasLl de @FundacionFIL  sobre la situación de #COVID19 en las Américas y la importancia de fortalecer en este contexto de crisis un Estado de Derecho democrático y mantener el orden público con estricto apego a principios democráticos y DDHH.

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Instituciones públicas en los países y las instituciones internacionales tienen que pasar x un proceso de revalidación y relegitimación con esta crisis de #COVID19; tienen que mostrar una alta capacidad de modernizarse y adaptarse a la nueva realidad y necesidades de las personas

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 15 - Moving Beyond the Likes: Social Media for Business Success
The series is a follow up to the successful “Breakthrough” sessions and aims to provide Caribbean entrepreneurs with tools and strategies to harness social media and digital technologies to promote and grow their businesses

Tuesday, June 16 - Webinar Multimodality and Competitiveness for Trade Facilitation
This webinar, intended for port officials from the public and private sector in OAS member states, will provide guidelines to identify competitive advantages in ports and use them towards trade facilitation. The course is organized by the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP), as part of its Scholarship and Capacity Building Program and in collaboration with its Strategic Partner, Valencia Port Foundation of Spain.

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MEMBER STATES/ESTADOS MIEMBROS

BELIZE – Statutory Instrument No. 85 of 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

BELIZE –Families and Children (Protection of Children) (Amendment) (NO. 4) Rregulations, 2020 
The principal regulations are amended by repealing regulation 4 and replacing it with the following.

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PERMANENT OBSERVERS/OBSERVADORES PERMANENTES 

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OTHER ORGANIZATIONS/OTROS ORGANISMOS

PAHO - Government of Canada Contributes $5.3 Million to PAHO for Response to COVID-19   
The collaboration will primarily support increased access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other critical supplies to assist countries in their efforts to save lives and limit the human-to-human transmission of the COVID-19 diseases, focusing on populations experiencing marginalization or vulnerability including health care workers.

IDB - IDB Study Explores Tech Opportunities for the Central American Economy  
Using technology can help in major economic sectors hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as remittances and public finances. As remittances decline, technology applied to international money transfers can generate efficiencies that help maximize the amount of money reaching recipients. As for public finances, the pandemic has made clear the need to be able to identify those most vulnerable and in need of government aid, a task in which technology can be very useful. In addition, as the digital economy becomes more and more important in daily life and public finances need to be strengthened, digital taxation will grow increasingly relevant.

CEPAL - En evento del 50⁰ aniversario de la CAF, CEPAL destaca rol de banca de desarrollo regional para apoyar a los países frente a crisis del COVID-19  
Para hacer frente a los efectos de la pandemia del COVID-19 se requiere la cooperación internacional y la asistencia financiera multilateral. Sin embargo, la liquidez disponible es insuficiente para responder a las necesidades de financiamiento a nivel global. Por ello, los bancos de desarrollo subregionales en América Latina deben tomar medidas más audaces, ya que juegan un rol fundamental en esta tarea, indicó hoy Alicia Bárcena. 

IICA - IICA Launches Virtual Forums to Engage Rural Youth in the Americas In Post-Covid-19 Agricultural Rebuilding Efforts 
Enhancing the involvement of Latin American and Caribbean rural youth in the political, economic and productive spheres, in efforts to rebuild in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, is the aim of a series of virtual forums, organized by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), beginning on June 12.
The forums will engage youth throughout the region, as part of IICA’s actions to assist in toppling barriers that are restricting this sector’s access to education, technology, employment, production resources, land ownerships and health services, to name a few.

ONU - Una estudiante de enfermería indígena mantiene a su comunidad libre de coronavirus en Chiapas
María Micaela Jiménez es estudiante de enfermería. Hoy es prácticamente responsable de la salud de más de 500 personas que viven en su comunidad en el estado mexicano de Chiapas. Llevándoles información en su lengua originaria, les explica las medidas de prevención y hasta hoy no se ha reportado ningún caso de COVID-19.

UN - Child Labour Gains Since 2000 ‘Could be Wiped out by COVID’, UN Warns   
Existing global estimates indicate that 152 million children are being put to work, but the figure is due to be updated next year, once the wider impact of coronavirus lockdown precautions become clearer.
“As the pandemic wreaks havoc on family incomes, without support, many could resort to child labour”, said Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), marking the World Day Against Child Labour.

ILO/UNICEF - COVID-19 May Push Millions More Children into Child Labour 
Millions more children risk being pushed into child labour as a result of the COVID-19 crisis , which could lead to the first rise in child labour after 20 years of progress, according to a new brief from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF.
According to COVID-19 and child labour: A time of crisis, a time to act, child labour decreased by 94 million since 2000, but that gain is now at risk.

UN - Women Integral to Battling Coronavirus and Pushing for Lasting Peace and Security
The Peace Operations chief, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, stressed the importance of continuing to prioritize the UN’s Action for Peacekeeping’s (A4P) Women, Peace and Security (WPS) commitments during the pandemic. The missions’ close relationships with women’s organizations have allowed them to “quickly and creatively continue to work” through UN assets – such as via radio, phone links and community alert systems – as well as by leveraging women-led structures, including women protection networks, early warning networks and gender working groups.

UNDP - 2020 Human Development Report to Focus on Meeting People’s Aspirations in Balance with the Planet 
“It makes no sense to think of people - and development - as somehow separate from the planet. We are embedded in nature. Neglecting this not only threatens future generations with catastrophic risks but is already blighting the lives of many today,” says Pedro Conceição, Director of the Human Development Report Office at UNDP.

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