Publication Spotlighting Southern Cities’ Responses to COVID-19 Launched by UNOSSC, UNDRR and PAHO/WHO

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The new publication “SPOTLIGHTING: Cities and Other Sub-National COVID-19 Responses for South-South and Triangular Cooperation” is the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), under its South-South Cities Project framework, and the United Nations Office for Disaster and Risk Reduction (UNDRR), with support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO).

The publication is a knowledge product highlighting the experiences of provinces, cities, districts, and communities of the Global South responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. It showcases the evidence-based, collaborative strategies that localities have adopted to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and deal with its broader economic and social consequences. It is aimed at health, emergency response, and development policymakers and practitioners at various levels (regional, national, provincial, municipal, and local) in the Global South and beyond.

The report includes 10 cases from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean: Baguio (the Philippines), Bangladesh (64 districts), Banjul (the Gambia), Chaco Province (Argentina), Fujian Province and Cha-ting Community in Nanjing Province (China), Izmir Province (Turkey), Santiago Metropolitan Region (Chile), São Paulo (Brazil), Udine, Milan and Potenza Province (Italy).

Click here to download the publication and read more.