Cameroon: IRIC already thinking of a new order after Covid-19

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The establishment which trains diplomats in Cameroon has just launched a call for contributions for a collective work.

The book will be titled “The World After Covid-19. Deregulation and the advent of a new order “. Under the co-direction of Dr Salomon Eheth, Minister Plenipotentiary and Pr Boniface Bounoung Fouda, the Cameroon Institute of International Relations (IRIC) is launching a call for contributions for a collective work entitled: “The world after COVID-19. Deregulation and the advent of a new order “.

Since December 2019, the world has been facing the most serious health crisis in its history, after the H1N1 flu episode known as “Spanish flu” which raged between 1918 and 1919. Triggered in Wuhan, capital of the province of Hubei in China and declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, COVID-19 has created a global crisis. From a health point of view, it is now economic and affects all areas of social organization (production chain, human resources management, lifestyle, etc.). This “health war” situation has led to the confinement of more than 3.5 billion people across the planet and has created numerous logistical, organizational and strategic problems.

We were thus able to observe how, with this crisis, the health systems of developed countries were quickly suffocated and their capacities to protect their populations, in the event of a crisis, challenged. This chaos has caused a multisectoral and multilevel desynchronization both between the great world powers and between the small states. Thus, reluctance to cohesion and solidarity has rekindled even in highly integrated spaces like the European Union. The inability of the World Health Organization (WHO) to assert itself as an “independent and impartial” moral authority to determine the course of action to be followed in countries has reinforced this disorganization.

In addition to the threat it poses to public health or to economic and socio-political activities, the advancement of COVID-19 can affect the livelihoods and long-term well-being of millions of people.

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