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News from the Region

We are women leaders rising in solidarity to save lives and protect livelihoods. We call for all leaders in all countries and in all sectors to meet the human crisis of COVID-19. Stopping this pandemic and recovering from it is a shared responsibility requiring global solidarity. We must recover better. And we can, by building back better together.

Gender-Transformative Hurricane Resilience During the COVID-19 Crisis

Gender-Transformative Hurricane Resilience during the COVID-19 Crisis

Content Editor: Sharon Carter-Burke, Tonni Ann Brodber and Rahel Steinbach

The extent of the socio-economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has begun to shape the “new normal” for CARICOM Member States. A 1.5% contraction of Gross Domestic Product has already been estimated by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, 2020).  While governments balance this “new normal,” there is also an ‘above-average’ forecast for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which takes place from June 1 to November 30.

Listing of UN offices that operate in the Caribbean Area

What is MSDF?

The United Nations Multi country Sustainable Development Framework (UN MSDF) is the business plan for the UN agencies, funds and programmes in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean for the period January 2017  to December  2021. 

The UN MSDF supports the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the SAMOA Pathway and  other international development aspirations, and the national development plans of the individual countries in the  English and Dutch speaking Caribbean. It is also intended to support the promotion of all the international human rights that have been ratified in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean. 

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests

Contact

Email: unic.portofspain@unic.org 

The United Nations Information Centre for the Caribbean Area (UNIC) has moved from its office at 16 Victoria Avenue,

Port of Spain (Bretton Hall), and will relocate to new premises in early 2021.  

All current telephone landlines have been deactivated.

UNIC staff can also be reached via our individual UN email addresses. We continue teleworking operations (begun in April 2020)

until the Centre’s move to new premises.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago