September 21, 2019

Vatican issues Guidance on Gender designed to fuel violence and discrimination against LGBTIQ people

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On 10 June 2019 the Congregation for Catholic Education of the Vatican issued a 31 page long guidance on gender identity, stating decisively that gender is binary and imparted by God, not only denying the existence and rights of transgender people, but framing their existence as dangerous and threatening, and entirely overlooking the existence of […]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines triumphant in its bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the term 2020 – 2022

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 — KINGSTOWN — Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ campaign to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was a resounding success.  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was able to attain the seat that is allocated to the Group of Latin America and Caribbean States (GRULAC) for the period of January […]

New floating city

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The UN is supporting a design for a new floating city that can withstand Category 5 hurricanes By Aria Bendix From Business Insider The United Nations just unveiled a concept for a floating city that can hold around 10,000 residents. The city is built to withstand natural disasters like floods, tsunamis, and hurricanes. The design […]

Caribbean youth address major development issues at United Nations meeting

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Youth from across the Caribbean will discuss such issues as access to high quality education, lack of employment, youth participation in society, intergenerational justice and climate change during a United Nations (UN) meeting, which will take place on 1 April 2019. The Caribbean is home to more than 11 million youth between the ages of […]

Venezuelan refugees now number 3.4 million; humanitarian implications massive, UN warns

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From Caribbean News Now NEW YORK, USA — As the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela continues to rise – hitting the 3.4 million mark this month – United Nations agencies sounded the alarm on Friday over the humanitarian needs these women, children and men face, and the strain this represents for communities hosting […]

Chinese FM urges closer ties with Caribbean countries

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From Xinhua BEIJING, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi called for closer ties with Caribbean countries on Thursday. Wang made the remarks when meeting with representatives from Caribbean countries that have diplomatic ties with China. Wang said China and the Caribbean countries had fostered a paradigm of relations of […]

Cayman Islands Gender Affairs Unit recognises Int. Day of Women and Girls in Science

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On Monday, 11th February, the Cayman Islands Government’s Gender Affairs Unit joins with the United Nations in observance of The International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In a resolution adopted  by the General Assembly of  the United Nations in December 2015 this annual date was proclaimed to be observed, the purpose being to : ● promote […]

CARICOM delegation to the UN, led by Prime Minister Harris, acts as a crucial go-between to advance meaningful dialogue and diplomacy on Venezuela

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The Caribbean Community’s high-profile shuttle diplomacy mission to the United Nations, which is being led by the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, in his capacity as CARICOM’s Chairman, follows through on the offer made by the Heads of Government last Thursday. In the communiqué from Thursday’s special emergency […]

The Caribbean and climate change: Evil in paradise?

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By Rebecca Theodore From The Nassau Guardian Is there an immediate lifeline for the lives of the more-than-40 million people who now lie in peril in the Caribbean? In no uncertain terms, the ravaging effects of climate change in the Caribbean are rapidly changing the relationship between people and their environment. If for anything, climate change […]

The Stars Foundation announces collaboration with UN World Orphans Day Promotion Committee

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THE STARS FOUNDATION joined in partnership with the UN WORLD ORPHANS DAY PROMOTION COMMITTEE in a Petition Conference in New York City on October 15, 2018. The purpose of the Petition Conference was to rally international collaborators who support an agenda to petition the United Nations to observe World Orphans Day, as the second Monday […]