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New UNDP report highlights the need to rethink the methods for ranking development in the region’s countries

New UNDP report highlights the need to rethink the methods for ranking development in the region’s countries

13 September 2016
Bridgetown, September 12, 2016 – Caribbean countries need a new generation of public policies to increase gains in the economic, social and environmental fronts while boosting climate and financial resilience and protecting people throughout their life cycles, says the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Report (HDR) for the…
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World Bank joint report- Deaths because of air pollution cost the world over 200 billion dollars

World Bank joint report- Deaths because of air pollution cost the world over 200 billion dollars

Air pollution is recognized today as a major health risk. Exposure to air pollution, both ambient and household, increases a person’s risk of contracting a disease such as lung cancer, stroke, heart disease, and chronic bronchitis. According to the latest available estimates, in 2013, 5.5 million premature deaths worldwide, or 1 in every 10 total deaths, were attributable to air pollution. Air pollution has posed a…
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CARICOM Partners With UNEP To Raise Awareness On Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals

CARICOM Partners With UNEP To Raise Awareness On Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Aug 27 2016 – CARICOM and the UNEP/Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Secretariat will host a Regional Capacity-Building Workshop…
Working to end human trafficking

Working to end human trafficking

23 August 2016 - As part of its human trafficking programme, the Counter Trafficking Unit of the Ministry of National Security in Trinidad and Tobago…
New UN study links trees in drylands with sustainable development

New UN study links trees in drylands with sustainable development

19 July 2016 – For the first time, a new United Nations report details the number of trees, forests and how the land is used…
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