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  • 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
  • President of the UN General Assembly, wraps up visit to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines +

    President of the UN General Assembly, wraps up visit to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines The President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkır, has completed his official visit to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Upon arrival on 24th July, President Bozkır was welcomed by H.E. Mr. Frederick Read More
  • 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
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