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  • Nelson Mandela, a legacy of humility and service +

    Nelson Mandela, a legacy of humility and service “It is easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.” - Nelson Mandela As societies are becoming more polarized with hate speech on the rise, Nelson Mandela’s calls for solidarity and an end to Read More
  • Global economy could lose over $4 trillion due to COVID-19 impact on tourism +

    Global economy could lose over $4 trillion due to COVID-19 impact on tourism Economic losses are mounting in developing countries due to the absence of widespread COVID-19 vaccinations. The crash in international tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic could cause a loss of more than $4 trillion to the global GDP for the Read More
  • People are still suffering in SVG, two months after the eruption of La Soufrière +

    People are still suffering in SVG, two months after the eruption of La Soufrière Two months after the devastating eruption of the La Soufrière Volcano, with thousands still displaced, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, has provided a grim reminder of the ongoing humanitarian crisis, noting “we really have Read More
  • The Ocean: Life and livelihoods +

    The Ocean: Life and livelihoods World Ocean’s Day, observed on 8 June, underscores the importance of oceans for the cultural life and economic survival of communities around the world while alerting on humankind’s continuing assault on oceans, seas and marine resources.  The ocean covers over Read More
  • COVID crisis to push global unemployment over 200 million mark in 2022 +

    COVID crisis to push global unemployment over 200 million mark in 2022 The economic crisis caused by the COVID pandemic is expected to contribute to global unemployment of more than 200 million people next year, with women and youth workers worst-hit, UN labour experts said on Wednesday. The International Labour Organization (ILO) also maintained Read More
  • COVID-19: UN chief calls for G20 vaccine task force, in 'war' against the virus +

    COVID-19: UN chief calls for G20 vaccine task force, in 'war' against the virus UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday urged the world’s richest economies to take a central role in ending the COVID-19 pandemic by stepping up support for vaccines for all people, everywhere.  Stressing that no one is safe until everyone is safe, the UN chief told the G20 Global Health Summit Read More
  • Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week Provides Regional Boost for Success at COP26 +

    Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week Provides Regional Boost for Success at COP26 The Virtual Thematic Sessions of the Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week 2021 (LACCW2021) are wrapping up today, providing important momentum for a successful UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in November in Glasgow. Momentum came from more than 5,000 Read More
  • Guterres renews zero-emissions appeal to avoid falling into climate abyss +

    Guterres renews zero-emissions appeal to avoid falling into climate abyss All countries should commit to zero carbon emissions by 2050 if the world is to avoid a disastrous 2.4 degree Celsius temperature rise by the end of this century, UN Secretary General António Guterres said on Thursday. In his keynote speech at Read More
  • UN General Assembly expresses support to SVG and neighbouring countries +

    UN General Assembly expresses support to SVG and neighbouring countries On Wednesday 28 April, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously adopted a resolution entitled: “Solidarity with and support for the Government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as neighbouring countries affected by the impact of Read More
  • Key workers need greater protections amidst COVID fight, new ILO report warns +

    Key workers need greater protections amidst COVID fight, new ILO report warns The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the workplace dangers faced by key workers who need far greater protection to do their jobs safely, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Tuesday. A new report by the ILO, released to mark World Day for Safety and Health Read More
  • New UN-led global immunization push aims to save more than 50 million lives +

    New UN-led global immunization push aims to save more than 50 million lives A UN-led global immunization strategy was unveiled on Monday to reach more than 50 million children who have missed lifesaving jabs against diseases such as measles, yellow fever and diptheria, in large part because of COVID-19 disruption.  “Even before the pandemic, there Read More
  • Cash help crucial for informal workers, says UN labour chief, stressing primacy of multilateralism +

    Cash help crucial for informal workers, says UN labour chief, stressing primacy of multilateralism Informal workers who live day to day urgently need cash support from their governments to survive the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the UN labour agency said on Friday. Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Read More
  • Commit to restoring the planet, UN chief says in message for International Mother Earth Day +

    Commit to restoring the planet, UN chief says in message for International Mother Earth Day UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for commitment to restoring the planet, and to making peace with nature, in his message to mark International Mother Earth Day, celebrated annually on 22 April.  This year’s observation is taking place as the planet Read More
  • United Nations launches $29 million appeal for St. Vincent and the Grenadines and other affected countries as volcano eruption continues +

    United Nations launches $29 million appeal for St. Vincent and the Grenadines and other affected countries as volcano eruption continues Kingstown (St Vincent and the Grenadines)/New York, 20 April 2021 – The United Nations has launched a $29.2 million global funding appeal to help those affected by the eruptions of the La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and other impacted Read More
  • More help on its way to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines +

    More help on its way to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines UN allocates US$1 million to support immediate relief in Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAs the United Nations, Barbados, and the Eastern Caribbean continues to upscale humanitarian support for the Government and People of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, in response Read More
  • Grenada Government welcomes UN plans to strengthen coordination of development assistance +

    Grenada Government welcomes UN plans to strengthen coordination of development assistance The Government of Grenada has welcomed efforts being made by the United Nations Sub-regional Team for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean to strengthen coordination of  its support provided to Small Island Developing States, like Grenada, to meet development challenges. A Read More
  • Guterres urges ‘decisive action’ to stave off debt crisis in developing world +

    Guterres urges ‘decisive action’ to stave off debt crisis in developing world Though significant steps have been taken to prevent debt crises across the world sparked by the COVID-19 crisis, they have not been sufficient to restore economic stability in many developing countries, according to a policy brief issued by the UN Secretary-General on Monday.  The Secretary-General also Read More
  • Guterres urges ‘decisive action’ to stave off debt crisis in developing world +

    Guterres urges ‘decisive action’ to stave off debt crisis in developing world Though significant steps have been taken to prevent debt crises across the world sparked by the COVID-19 crisis, they have not been sufficient to restore economic stability in many developing countries, according to a policy brief issued by the UN Secretary-General on Monday.  The Secretary-General also Read More
  • Inequity of COVID-19 vaccines grows ‘more grotesque every day’ – WHO chief +

    Inequity of COVID-19 vaccines grows ‘more grotesque every day’ – WHO chief The growing gap between the number of vaccines being given in rich countries and those administered through COVAX is becoming “more grotesque every day”, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday. “In January, I said that the Read More
  • Natural disasters occurring three times more often than 50 years ago: new FAO report +

    Natural disasters occurring three times more often than 50 years ago: new FAO report New and unprecedented forms of natural disasters are most heavily felt in the agricultural industry, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday. At no other point in history have agri-food systems faced more hazards such as megafires, extreme weather, unusually Read More
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