COVID-19 AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
“Since the pandemic started, the particularly serious consequences of COVID-19 on women have been exposed. It is not, of course, that the virus affects the body of men or women differently, but rather its ability to show us multiple ways in which our societies impose burdens and punishments on them simply because they are women, while discussing the hypocrisy that exists around gender equality”.
New blog by the Governance area Coordinator of Cepei, Javier Surasky.
“COVID-19 highlights the role of women in all dimensions of society, but also their high level of exposure. In the fight against the virus, women represent 67% of health professionals worldwide. Overall, however, there is an average gender pay gap of approximately 28% in the health workforce (WHO, 2019)”.
Contribution by Margarita Vaca, Data Researcher at Cepei.
“COVID-19 pandemic has become, in many ways, a hinge of our era. Statistics are not excluded from this reality. Modernization of data production has been progressively progressing, but the transformation of novel elements was decisively accelerated with the pandemic. In the times to come, this trend is likely to consolidate. The international community must work for these improvements to impact countries in a homogeneous way, following the premise of leaving no one behind”.
By Hernán Muñoz, Cepei´s Data Ecosystem Advisor.
On Thursday, August 13, the multi-stakeholder dialogue "Leave no one behind" was organized by the Colombian Confederation of NGOs, the National Planning Council and the National Planning Department of Colombia. Representatives of the national and subnational government as well as civil society participated in the discussion. The Director of Cepei, Philipp Schönrock, was invited to be part of the event to present his thoughts and ideas on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Colombia, from the local and national perspective.
We gathered the speeches of the Latin America and the Caribbean countries, which participated in the second day of the UN General Debate: Honduras, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Surinam, Guyana, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Panama.
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