• The menace of a second wave of Covid and the need for a common approach to crisis management
    In terms of the scale of transmission and exerted impacts, countries can be classified into three main groups: the first group has already witnessed the peak of the pandemic, the second category where cases are reaching the peak, and the third cluster is experiencing the beginning of escalation.
  • Security amid the Covid-19 Pandemic
    On 23 March 2020, as the world began to brace itself for the global COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres issued a call for a global ceasefire, for the world to focus all of its available efforts on confronting the outbreak of the virus.
  • PAM update on the Second Wave of Covid-19 in the Euro-Mediterranean region
    In the past weeks, immediately after summer vacations, the Euro-Mediterranean region has started facing the impact and consequences of the second wave of COVID-19.
  • PAM supports the World Bank, IFC and EU efforts in fighting Covid-19
    In the framework of the partnership between the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) and the World Bank (WB), to better deal with financial, economic and legislative challenges in our region, the WB Global Parliamentary Engagement Team has shared with PAM details about its first emergency operations from the fast-track facility for COVID-19 with $1.9 billion USD of emergency health support and strengthened response.
  • PAM Strengthens Cooperation with Regional and Municipal Governments
    On 15 May, PAM Secretary General held a Webinar meeting with the Mr. Frédéric Vallier, Secretary General of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), and Ms. Marlène Siméon, the Director of PLATFORMA, a pan-European coalition of towns and regions.
  • PAM celebrates the World Heritage Day
    Every year, 18th April is celebrated as the “World Heritage Day”, proposed in 1982 by the International Council for Monuments & Sites (ICOMOS) and approved by UNESCO General Conference in its 22nd session in 1983.
  • PAM calls for urgent action to combat the surge in domestic violence
    It is unfortunately and widely known that, in times of crisis, violence against women, girls and children is likely to increase.
  • PAM and AIM in support of SMEs in post-Covid Recovery
    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) contributed to the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) Webinar, which took place on 11 May, dedicated to “Importance of SME Partnerships in Post Crisis Era”, jointly organized with the Ministry of Economy of the UAE.
  • Economic response in phase two of Covid-19 in PAM region
    In its latest Global Economic Prospects report, issued on 8 June 2020, the World Bank states that, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, global economy will shrink by 5.2 per cent this year, representing the deepest recession since World War Two, and triggering a dramatic rise in extreme poverty.
  • Covid-19: A briefing note for African contexts
    Coronavirus Disease or COVID-19 is an infectious condition caused by a new virus named SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2).
  • Covid-19 Pandemic and Food Security in the PAM region
    The Covid-19 pandemic is having a tremendous impact on our societies, notably with severe strains on our healthcare systems, dramatic consequences on our economies, and serious disruptions to our daily lives.
  • Covid-19 - PAM calls for urgent attention to the adaptations required by educational system
    As part of the effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, many schools and universities were closed down so that students could stay at home and prevent further spread. According to UNESCO, as of 27 April 2020, approximately 1.292 billion “learners” have been affected due to school closures in response to the pandemic, representing 73.8% of total enrolled students in 186 countries.
  • Country responses to phase 1 of Covid-19 pandemic in PAM Region
    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges for governments and parliaments to ensure not only the health of their citizens but also public service continuity. Aspects of economic stability, social responsibility, and political procedures have been affected since the first cluster of COVID-19 cases on December 31, 2019.
  • Coronavirus and Climate change: what science tells us
    The sudden Covid-19 outbreak and an exponentially rising climate change are both posing unprecedented challenges to our planet and the international community at large.
  • Coronavirus – projected Impact on Economy and Social Well Being and action required
    The COVID-19 outbreak is not just an unprecedented threat to health. The current pandemic, in fact, is to be considered “a bigger economic threat than the financial crisis of 2008-9” as written recently on the Financial Times by Chief Economics Commentator, Martin Wolf. Also according to IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath, the World is sliding towards a “recession worse than the 2008 financial crisis”.
  • Coronavirus - Impact on Migrants and Refugees
    As the world confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean salutes the immense efforts to date to combat this crisis and urges that all – including migrants regardless of migratory status, refugees and displaced persons – are included in national and international efforts to mitigate and roll back the impact and consequences of the pandemic.