UNESCO cities mobilize against COVID-19
Over 50000 doctors from public hospitals in Beijing Peoples Repof China offer since January 2020 free consultations related to coronavirus on WeDoctor a private medical care platform An outdoor digital advertisement about social distancing during the COVID19 outbreak in Chicago USA In Rome Italy the international cinema festival Alice nella città launched the Cinema da casa initiative projecting movies on buildings so people could watch from home
How the Republic of Korea flattened the COVID-19 curve: openness, transparency and democracy
The Republic of Korea discovered its first COVID19 case on 20 January 2020 The Korean Centres for Disease Control immediately organized a meeting with biomedicine companies to provide the genetic map of the coronavirus released by the WHO and to ask them to develop test kits After two weeks the test kits were developed and approved for use after one week On 20 February 2020 the number of cases began to explode in and around the City of Daegu to nearly 9000 cases in less than a month making the Republic of Korea one of the most dangerous places in the world The size and the speed of the outbreak seemed to be uncontrollable
Engaging with the young in a young country.
An optimistic view on the power of youth to foster positive change unites participants at the first National Youth Conference in South Sudan coconvened by UNESCO