March 1, 2021

Caribbean SIDs focus attention on facilitating SDG investment

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, 5 December 2019 Caribbean small island developing states, or SIDs, were exposed to key strategies in attracting and facilitating investment into projects that seek to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs), at a recent seminar titled: ‘Facilitating Investment in SDG-Projects’, held in St. Kitts from November 26-28. The 17 SDGs, adopted in 2015 by […]

The Editor speaks: Older persons

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Today, as I write this (Tue October 1), it is International Day of Older Persons. Here, in Cayman, we have a whole month of activities that started today with a Tea Party at Pedro St. James. My wife is currently there taking tea with who knows. However, she knows almost all Caymanians still living, so […]

WESO 2019 Trends: Poor working conditions are main global employment challenge

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GENEVA (ILO News) – Poor quality employment is the main issue for global labour markets, with millions of people forced to accept inadequate working conditions, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO). New data gathered for the World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 (WESO) show that a majority of the […]

Chile President and First Lady Put Older Persons on the Political Agenda of the UNGA

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From UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Nearly 962 million people around the world are 60 years old or older, which represent 13% of the world population. This phenomenon has a growth rate of 3% annually and according to estimates, by 2030 the number of elderly people will reach to nearly 1400 million people. […]

The Editor Speaks: Water

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Did you know that we are in the middle of “World Water Week”? It runs from Sunday 26 August to Friday 31 August I was not. I was made aware when I was sent two stories for publishing from World Water Week – “Caleb Liow Jia Le and Johnny Xiao Hong Yu from Singapore win […]

Permanent Representative of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the UN, Her Excellency Inga Rhonda King, elected 74th President of the Economic and Social Council

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New York, 26 July 2018 Tuesday, July 31, 2018 — Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Inga Rhonda King, President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), at the Handover Ceremony of the ECOSOC Presidency held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday, 26 July 2018. Excellencies, Members of the Bureau, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies […]

ILO calls for urgent action to prevent looming global care crisis

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GENEVA (ILO News) – Investment in the care economy needs to be doubled to avert a looming global care crisis, says a new ILO report. Sweeping changes in policies should address the rising need for care and tackle the huge disparity between women’s and men’s care responsibilities. The figures show that women are performing more […]

Regional pathways to sustainable development

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From SDG STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) released a report on pathways to SDG achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, prior to the 5th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD). The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) hosted the 30th Regional Seminar on Fiscal Policy and released the report, […]

New book on wastewater re-use in Latin America and the Caribbean

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From IWMI In an important first for this region, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has published a new bookcompiling a wealth of information on wastewater re-use for agriculture. Available in Spanish, the book was prepared in collaboration with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and CGIAR Research Program on Water, […]

UN Ocean Conference ‘dream come true’ for Caribbean nations such as Trinidad and Tobago

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From UN News Centre Protecting the oceans is among the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the blueprint for a more just and equitable world adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations in September 2015. SDG 14 on conserving and sustainably using marine resources is the springboard for the Ocean Conference, […]