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  • 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
  • Jamaica becomes first country in the Caribbean to receive COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility +

    Jamaica becomes first country in the Caribbean to receive COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility Kingston, Jamaica, March 15, 2021 (PAHO/WHO)- Jamaica today received 14,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization Read More
  • Socio-economic integration strategy aims at turning migration into factor for sustainable development +

    Socio-economic integration strategy aims at turning migration into factor for sustainable development More than 5 million Venezuelans have left their country and 85 percent have moved to other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, generating an unprecedented migration crisis, UNDP and ILO highlighted when presenting the regional strategy. A Regional Strategy Read More
  • Japan and UNOPS support strengthening of health systems to treat COVID-19 in the Caribbean +

    Japan and UNOPS support strengthening of health systems to treat COVID-19 in the Caribbean The Government of Japan will contribute USD 4.8 million towards a Project managed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for Enhancing the Healthcare System through the Provision of Medical Equipment in Belize, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad & Read More
  • Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world +

    Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community organizers and as some of the most exemplary and effective national leaders in combating the pandemic. The crisis has highlighted both the centrality of Read More
  • Reflect nature’s ‘true value’ in economic policies and decisions, UN chief urges +

    Reflect nature’s ‘true value’ in economic policies and decisions, UN chief urges Nations must start weighing up the cost of economic profit against damage to the environment if they are to have a chance at a sustainable future, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said.   The UN chief highlighted that the global economy increased Read More
  • British actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw named latest UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador +

    British actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw named latest UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador British actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw was on Wednesday appointed a global Goodwill Ambassador with the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.  Ms. Mbatha-Raw highlighted the need to support refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic “I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to work in support of refugees and help Read More
  • Pandemic recovery presents historic opportunity to ensure human rights for all: Guterres +

    Pandemic recovery presents historic opportunity to ensure human rights for all: Guterres Human rights have been battered in the COVID-19 pandemic but recovery represents a chance to improve on the status quo and finally ensure dignity for all, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the General Assembly on Wednesday.  The UN chief addressed ambassadors exactly Read More
  • ILO urges better policies to protect workers, businesses, as digital platforms proliferate +

    ILO urges better policies to protect workers, businesses, as digital platforms proliferate The UN International Labour Organization (ILO) on Tuesday highlighted the need for enhanced international policy cooperation to provide decent work opportunities and foster sustainable business growth in the digital economy. According to the agency, digital labour platforms – such as remote Read More
  • International Mother Language Day celebrates inclusion at school and in societyinter +

    International Mother Language Day celebrates inclusion at school and in societyinter The UN educational and cultural agency, UNESCO, has encouraged people everywhere to celebrate the world’s diversity by supporting multilingualism at school and in everyday life: the theme for International Mother Language Day, observed on Sunday. The annual commemoration honours linguistic diversity and Read More
  • Stop criminalizing civil society, UN rights experts urge Venezuelan authorities +

    Stop criminalizing civil society, UN rights experts urge Venezuelan authorities United Nations independent human rights experts called on Thursday for the authorities in Venezuela to stop “continuous and increasing” attacks and intimidation against civil society organizations and journalists in the country. Their call followed the release on 10 February of five human rights Read More
  • COVID infections drop 16% worldwide in one week: WHO +

    COVID infections drop 16% worldwide in one week: WHO In its latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that although the number of global infections have fallen by 16 per cent in a week – 500,000 fewer cases – regions, including Europe, are still in the grip of the virus whose variants are spreading.  The number of coronavirus deaths also declined in all regions by 10 per cent over the same period, with 81,000 fatalities reported in the last week, the UN health agency Read More
  • Major airlines join forces with UNICEF to support ‘monumental’ COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan +

    Major airlines join forces with UNICEF to support ‘monumental’ COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan The world’s leading airlines are backing a landmark UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) initiative to prioritize delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, essential medicines and other critical supplies across the globe.   More than 10 airlines are signing agreements with the UN agency to support its ‘Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative’, which Read More
  • Downward COVID-19 trend shows ‘simple public health measures work’ – UN health chief +

    Downward COVID-19 trend shows ‘simple public health measures work’ – UN health chief The number of reported cases of COVID-19 globally has declined for the fifth consecutive week, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday, underscoring that “simple public health measures work, even in the presence of variants”. “Last week saw Read More
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