December 13, 2017

New IFAD-financed project in Jordan supports small ruminant production and reduces poverty in rural communities

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Rome, 6 December 2017— Nearly 12,000 rural families will benefit from a new financing agreement signed last month between Jordan and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The US$12.8 million Small Ruminants Investment and Graduating Households in Transition Project (SIGHT) will ensure that small ruminant producers receive support from the public and private sectors […]

IFAD President to commit support to Mexico’s agenda on rural poverty reduction

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Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will meet with high-ranking officials of the Mexican government on 24 November to discuss IFAD’s support of Mexico’s agenda on rural poverty reduction, as well as its roadmap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals within the 2030 Agenda. This is Houngbo’s first official […]

Byron-Nisbett attends Trinidad and Tobago retreat on “Building Caribbean Resilience”

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SOURCE: St Kitts & Nevis Observer From the St. Kitts-Nevis Parliament Basseterre, St. Kitts – Deputy Speaker Sen. the Honourable Akilah Byron-Nisbett was among Parliamentarians from 15 Caribbean countries and a dozen development agencies who recently participated in a two-day retreat in Trinidad and Tobago. The two-day workshop which was held from Nov. 8-9 at the Hyatt […]

PAHO aims to reduce shortage of health workers in the Americas, improve distribution, and enhance skills to achieve SDGs

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New PAHO strategy to guide national policies on human resources for health to overcome an estimated shortage of almost 800,000 workers Washington, D.C., 29 September 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – A new strategy approved by the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) aims to guide national policies on human resources for […]

Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development – 2017 México

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Mexico 26 April 2017 DESCRIPTION At the thirty-sixth session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), held in Mexico City from 23 to 27 May 2016, the member States adopted resolution 700 (XXXVI), Mexico Resolution, which established the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development […]

Rural Latin American and Caribbean areas need targeted agricultural policies, investments – UN

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From UN News Centre 30 September 2016 – Economic growth is not enough to eliminate poverty in rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean, and governments need targeted policies and investments for agricultural development and correct historic inequality experienced by millions of people across the region, says a United Nations report released today. “With […]

State of Marine Environment Report coming for the Caribbean

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From Jamaica Gleaner The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is working to develop the Caribbean’s first State of the Marine Environment Report, which should inform the response to pollution that threatens to devastate coastal and marine resources and jeopardise livelihoods. The entity recently hosted a meeting of more than 30 national, regional and international experts […]

ILO Director General: Delivering economic and social justice for indigenous and tribal peoples through decent work

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This International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is the first to follow the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change . These extraordinary achievements have set the international community on a critical path to ending poverty and protecting the planet. The Agenda’s pledge that “no one […]

Remittances bring economic stability to families and countries, says IFAD president on International Day

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From IFAD Rome, 15 June 2016 – On the International Day of Family Remittances, 16 June, Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), calls for greater recognition of the vital financial contribution migrants make to the economic stability of their families and countries. “The remittances sent back to relatives provide […]

Summit of Caribbean States embraces ECLAC’s proposal for debt relief

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The United Nations regional organization’s initiative proposes a Caribbean resilience fund for the countries that benefit from debt reduction. (June 9, 2016) The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) fully supported the debt relief initiative presented by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) which, among other measures, proposes the creation of a […]