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  • Suriname gives ‘hope and inspiration to the world to save our rainforests’: UN chief  +

    Suriname gives ‘hope and inspiration to the world to save our rainforests’: UN chief  Suriname might be the smallest and least populated country in South America, but it is also one of the greenest. Considered a global leader in biodiversity conservation, with more than 90 per cent of its land surface covered by native Read More
  • UN Ocean Conference ends with call for greater ambition and global commitment to address dire state of the Ocean +

    UN Ocean Conference ends with call for greater ambition and global commitment to address dire state of the Ocean Following a week of discussions and events in Lisbon, Portugal, the UN Ocean Conference concluded on Friday, with governments and heads of state agreeing on a new political declaration to Save Our Ocean. Recognizing the past “collective failure” in the Conference’s final declaration, world leaders Read More
  • Scientific knowledge essential for sustainable oceans, UN Ocean Conference hears +

    Scientific knowledge essential for sustainable oceans, UN Ocean Conference hears Increasing scientific knowledge, developing research capacity and making the most of new marine technology, are essential to sustainable ocean management, the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, heard on Thursday. The Conference’s fourth day, focused on the role of the scientific community, to Read More
  • Sustainable blue economy vital for small countries and coastal populations +

    Sustainable blue economy vital for small countries and coastal populations With the livelihoods of about 40 per cent of the world’s population living at or near a coast, the second day of the UN Ocean Conference under way in Lisbon focused on strengthening sustainable ocean-based economies, managing coastal ecosystems. The world’s coastal populations contribute Read More
  • Tackling marine pollution: Individual action, key to ocean restoration +

    Tackling marine pollution: Individual action, key to ocean restoration On Monday, thousands of people gathered at Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal, for the first day of the long-awaited UN Ocean Conference. Riding on the global momentum generated by the event, experts are pushing for a new international commitment to Read More
  • Celebrating the union of body and soul: UN marks International Yoga Day +

    Celebrating the union of body and soul: UN marks International Yoga Day UN delegates and staffers spread out their yoga mats and stretched into various yoga “asanas” or poses, at an outdo​​or event on Monday evening at UN Headquarters in New York, to celebrate the eighth International Day of Yoga, observed annually on Read More
  • Rescue us from our environmental ‘mess’, UN chief urges Stockholm summit +

    Rescue us from our environmental ‘mess’, UN chief urges Stockholm summit   Global wellbeing is at risk – and it’s in large part because we haven’t kept our promises on the environment – UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday. Although there have been successes in protecting the planet since 1972, including rescuing the ozone Read More
  • Make tobacco industry accountable for environmental damage: UN health agency +

    Make tobacco industry accountable for environmental damage: UN health agency The tobacco industry damages both the environment and human health, and needs to be more accountable for the destruction it causes, declared the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday. The UN agency revealed that the tobacco industry costs the world Read More
  • 5 ways UN Peacekeeping partnerships drive peace and development +

    5 ways UN Peacekeeping partnerships drive peace and development Every day, United Nations peacekeepers work to protect millions of vulnerable people in increasingly dangerous places in the world's most fragile contexts. From protecting civilians in war-torn areas and building social cohesion, to ensuring the safe delivery of humanitarian aid, Read More
  • UNIC Caribbean celebrates its 60th anniversary with new beginnings in a reinvigorated UN system +

    UNIC Caribbean celebrates its 60th anniversary with new beginnings in a reinvigorated UN system On 18 January 1962, the United Nations Information Centre for the Caribbean Area (UNIC) opened its office on Keate Street in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in fulfilment of the General Assembly’s (UNGA) 1946 mandate to, “promote an informed understanding of Read More
  • In a world of choices, ‘let us choose peace’, urges UN chief +

    In a world of choices, ‘let us choose peace’, urges UN chief Secretary-General António Guterres received the Lamp of Peace award on Saturday, a major honour from the Catholic Church, which he said recognizes the work of UN personnel “striving for peace around the world”. Reminding that after the horrors of World Read More
  • COP26 Reaches Consensus on Key Actions to Address Climate Change +

    COP26 Reaches Consensus on Key Actions to Address Climate Change Adaptation, mitigation and finance are all strengthened in a complex and delicate balance supported by all Parties. After six years of strenuous negotiations, pending items that prevented the full implementation of the Paris Agreement on carbon markets and transparency have Read More
  • UN Jamaica commemorates UN76 with tribute to frontline heroes and renewal of SDG partnerships +

    UN Jamaica commemorates UN76 with tribute to frontline heroes and renewal of SDG partnerships Kingston, 17 October 2021 - United Nations Jamaica will mark this year’s UN Day through initiatives including a three-day Virtual Partnership Forum and a week-long campaign dedicated to frontline workers who continue to support Jamaica’s COVID-19 response and recovery.       UN Day Read More
  • Guterres urges ‘quantum leap in support’ for vulnerable nations at UNCTAD15 in Barbados +

    Guterres urges ‘quantum leap in support’ for vulnerable nations at UNCTAD15 in Barbados Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic must be sustainable and inclusive, Secretary-General António Guterres said in remarks to a major UN trade conference. An "urgent four-point debt crisis action plan” was unveiled by the Secretary-General in Barbados last Monday as he participated Read More
  • António Guterres to open UNCTAD's ministerial conference in Barbados +

    António Guterres to open UNCTAD's ministerial conference in Barbados UNCTAD15 will be officiated by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres emphasizing the importance of addressing the urgent trade and development needs of developing countries as they attempt to recover from the coronavirus crisis. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will open Read More
  • The future of international cooperation: Time to think big, urges Guterres +

    The future of international cooperation: Time to think big, urges Guterres Celebrating the UN’s 75th anniversary last year, prompted major internal discussion about its future, and a new direction away from the post-World War Two consensus of its early days. These reflections have resulted in Our Common Agenda, a landmark new report Read More
  • Climate action essential to cool ‘season of fire and floods’ worldwide: Deputy UN chief +

    Climate action essential to cool ‘season of fire and floods’ worldwide: Deputy UN chief With extreme weather events increasingly impacting countries across the world, the deputy UN chief on Monday underlined the importance of limiting temperature rise to the internationally agreed goal of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. “The entire planet is going through a season of fire and floods”, Read More
  • UN working with aid partners to support response after massive earthquake strikes Haiti +

    UN working with aid partners to support response after massive earthquake strikes Haiti The United Nations is working to support rescue and relief efforts in Haiti following a powerful earthquake that reportedly left hundreds dead, with perhaps even more injured and missing, and caused massive damage in the south-western part of the country. Read More
  • IPCC report: ‘Code red’ for human driven global heating, warns UN chief +

    IPCC report: ‘Code red’ for human driven global heating, warns UN chief Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying, and some trends are now irreversible, at least during the present time frame, according to the latest much-anticipated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released on Monday. Human-induced climate change is already Read More
  • President of UN General Assembly concludes tour of the Caribbean in Barbados +

    President of UN General Assembly concludes tour of the Caribbean in Barbados The President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkir, concluded his tour of the Eastern Caribbean with an official visit to Barbados from 27 to 28 July 2021.  Upon arrival on 27th July, the Read More
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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