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Press Releases (21)

UN supporting efforts to resolve protestors’ concerns

  • 14 November 2018 |
Port of Spain  14 November 2018 - A group of refugees and asylum-seekers has protested outside the UN House in Port of Spain for the past week. The group has been in contact with UN personnel, notably with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. The concerns of this group have been…

Former UN Women Director to be the new High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • 10 August 2018 |
Ms. Bachelet was most recently President of Chile between 2014 and 2018, having served previously from 2006 to 2010, the year in which she was appointed the first Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN‑Women).  Ms. Bachelet also held ministerial portfolios in the Government of Chile, serving…

UN Security Council condemns attack on the UN Interim force in Lebanon

  • 09 August 2018 |
Security Council Press Statement The attack against UNIFIL   The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack against the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) on 4 August near the town of Majdal Zun, Southern Lebanon. Peacekeepers were threatened with illegal weapons, vehicles were…

Facilitating the participation of Caribbean States in the high-level fissile material 

  • 20 June 2018 |
Port of Spain, 20 June 2018  Facilitating the participation of Caribbean States in the high-level fissile material  cut-off treaty consultative process  The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), in cooperation with its Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America, are organising a training workshop on the high-level fissile material cut-off treaty (FMCT) expert preparatory group consultative process. The workshop will take place in Port of Spain, Trinidad and…

ILO Director-General calls for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, saying it is “a factor leading to violence and harassment in the world of work."

  • 17 May 2018 |
The ILO joins the international community to mark this International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Standing together under the banner of Alliances for Solidarity , we highlight the importance of human rights for all, irrespective of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and…
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