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Peace & Security

The UN was created following the second World War, because the international community did not want mankind to suffer the pain and horror suffered by millions of people around the world.  Since then there have been many conflicts and organised movements that threaten the  safety and security globally. 

In the Caribbean some of those issues include - the illicit trade of small arms, illegal drugs , human trafficking, spreading radical terrorist ideology in addition to other regional and local issues of crime and violence. 

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Peace and Security Stories

Governments should place more emphasis on drug treatment and rehabilitation, says UN-backed narcotics control board

Governments should place more emphasis on drug treatment and rehabilitation, says UN-backed narcotics control board

The study, published on Thursday, reveals that only one in six people globally who needs treatment has access to these services. Further, even where treatment is available, the quality often is poor or not in line with international standards. “Our report shows that treatment of drug dependence is highly cost-effective…
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‘We are all at risk’ when humanity’s values are abandoned; UN honours memory of Holocaust victims

‘We are all at risk’ when humanity’s values are abandoned; UN honours memory of Holocaust victims

Calling on the world to “stand together against the normalization of hate, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed in his message for the International Day dedicated…
nuclear weapons ‘fundamentally incompatible’ with world's aspiration for peace

nuclear weapons ‘fundamentally incompatible’ with world's aspiration for peace

27 March 2017 – At the start of a United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, a senior UN…
2017 Holocaust Education Outreach activities launched at Model UN training in Chaguanas

2017 Holocaust Education Outreach activities launched at Model UN training in Chaguanas

  31 January 2017 - UNIC launched its 2017 Holocaust education outreach activites at one of the training sessions for Model United Nations Students on…
2017 Holocaust Education Outreach activities to be launched at Model UN training, COSTAATT - Chaguanas

2017 Holocaust Education Outreach activities to be launched at Model UN training, COSTAATT - Chaguanas

UNIC will launch its 2017 Holocaust education outreach activites at one of the training sessions for Model United Nations Students on Saturday 28 January 2017.…
In opinion piece, Secretary-General António Guterres shares new vision for UN

In opinion piece, Secretary-General António Guterres shares new vision for UN

9 January 2017 – In an opinion piece for Newsweek, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres outlined a vision for addressing the enormous challenges facing the international community, including…
Colombia: UN-led mechanism investigating alleged ceasefire violation

Colombia: UN-led mechanism investigating alleged ceasefire violation

17 November 2016 – The tripartite Mechanism coordinated by the United Nations and comprising the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s…

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  • Students from the ASPnet programme connected who participated in gender based violence dialogue
  • UNIC UN Cares Trainer gets his certificate
  • UNESCO(National Commission) hosts ASPNET workshop at the UNIC
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