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Caribbean Offices

Caribbean Offices

The United Nations family is spread across a number of Caribbean States to maximise outreach and assistance to governments and the peoples of the Caribbean.

Resident Offices - are offices that are physically located in a country (known as host country).

Country Teams - refers to the collective of those UN Resident Offices and Special Programmes in any particular country.It also includes UN offices that may not be physically located in the host country; but includes that member state as part of its area of responsibility (AOR).  While each office, agency or programme has its individual mandate, all Resident Offices in a country work together to deliver common goals for example Human Rights, Climate Change and so on. Collaborations or joint activities are often conducted  between two or more offices- in the UN System we refer to this as part of our "Delivering as One" initiative. A Resident Coordinator for Operational Activities (Resident Representative) is assigned the responsibility of facilitating, coordinating and advancing the cause of team-work among resident offices, so that the host country or area of responsibility gets the best value for money and highest possible quality of service from the United Nations.

There are Five (6) country teams in the English and Dutch Speaking Caribbean:

BARBADOS, BELIZE,  GUYANA, JAMAICA, SURINAME AND TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

The UNIC is a member of all six teams but resident in Trinidad and Tobago

UN Belize

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Belize is located in Central America (LAC Region) on the Caribbean Sea coastline . It has an estimated population of 1.13 million people (2011) 

Joined the United Nations on 25 September 1981.

Capital City - Belmopan.

Governance - Democracy. 

 

 

There are eighteen (18) United Nations offices/ programmes in Belize :

 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) -  Main focus is on Food Security and the Right to Food

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) - Main focus is on the Peaceful use of Nuclear science and technology

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) - Main focus is on the reduction of rural poverty, malnutrition and hunger (project based work)

International Labour Organization (ILO) - Main focus is on workers' rights , the right to work and ending child labour

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) - Main focus is on the promotion and protection of Human Rights

Pan -American Health Orcanization (PAHO/WHO)PAHO/WHO) - Main foucs is on the right to health, management and control of diseases, epidemics and pandemics.

 

UNAIDS - Main focus - ending stigma and reducing the rates of HIV  infection to zero

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  - Main Focus right to development, support for capacity building for human development , advocacy and support for MDG, Post 2015 Agenda and Human Rights

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Main focus is on the right to a clean and sustainable environment , climate change and sustainable resource management for the future

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Main foucs on the promotion and protection of indigenous cultures, languages

United Nations Population Fund ( UNFPA) - Main foucs is on population issues including the right to maternal and family health and the righs of the girl child.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - Main foucs is on the right to 

UNICEF

UNLIREC

UNODC

UN Women

WFP

The World Bank

 

 

 

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Listing of UN Offices in the Caribbean

United Nations Offices in the Caribbean

The United Nations family is spread across a number of Caribbean States to maximise outreach and assistance to governments and the peoples of the Caribbean.

Resident Offices - are offices that are physically located in a country (known as host country).

Country Teams - refers to the collective of those UN Resident Offices and Special Programmes in any particular country.It also includes UN offices that may not be physically located in the host country; but includes that member state as part of its area of responsibility (AOR).  While each office, agency or programme has its individual mandate, all Resident Offices in a country work together to deliver common goals for example Human Rights, Climate Change and so on. Collaborations or joint activities are often conducted  between two or more offices- in the UN System we refer to this as part of our "Delivering as One" initiative. A Resident Coordinator for Operational Activities (Resident Representative) is assigned the responsibility of facilitating, coordinating and advancing the cause of team-work among resident offices, so that the host country or area of responsibility gets the best value for money and highest possible quality of service from the United Nations.

There are Five (6) country teams in the English and Dutch Speaking Caribbean:

BARBADOS, BELIZE,  GUYANA, JAMAICA, SURINAME AND TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

The UNIC is a member of all six teams but resident in Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

 

 

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United Nations Offices in the Caribbean

 

 

The United Nations family is spread across a number of Caribbean States to maximise outreach and assistance to governments and the peoples of the Caribbean.

Resident Offices - are offices that are physically located in a country (known as host country)

 

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UN in Jamaica

United Nations Offices in Jamaica


Location: Kingston , Jamaica

Website: nil

Listing of Resident offices:

  • UNDP
  • UN WOMEN
  • UNICEF
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UN in Barbados

United Nations Offices located in  Barbados:

Location : Christ Church - Barbados

Resident offices

Areas of focus for Barbados and OECS -

Human Rights, Climate Change, Rights of Women and Girls, Food Security, Rights of the Child, Development assistance and funding for projects.

Key Documents for Barbados and the OECS ( Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States):

Universal Periodic Review :- The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations

Barbados | Antigua & Barbuda | Dominica | Grenada | Saint Kitts & Nevis |

Saint Lucia | Saint Vincent & the Grenadines 

Millennium Development Goals Report - Latin America and the Caribbean 
Latin America and the Caribbean have made significant progress towards meeting the targets included in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), but the recent global crisis has cast doubts about the possibility of achieving them all by 2015, according to the report  [ read more * also links to country reports ]

     

 

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UN in Barbados

United Nations Offices located in the Member State of Barbados:

Location : Christ Church - Barbados

Website:  Under Development

  • FAO
  • UNICEF - Subregional Office (covers Eastern Caribbean States and T&T)
  • UNDP - County office (covers Eastern Caribbean States )
  • UN WOMEN - Sub Regional Office
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Contact

Email: unic.portofspain@unic.org

Telephone: 1(868) 623 8438 or 623 4813

Fax: 1 (868) 623 4332 

Address: 

2nd Floor Bretton Hall, 16 Victoria Avenue, 

Port of Spain, Trnidad and Tobago

 

 

 

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