January 24, 2020

ILO: Redouble efforts for gender equality at work in Latin America and the Caribbean

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In the region there are persistent gaps: lower labour participation, higher unemployment and informality, lower wages. The future of work requires taking steps to advance towards equality, said the Regional Director of the ILO on the occasion of International Women’s Day. LIMA (ILO News) – During the last 20 years the inclusion of women in […]

IACHR and Oxfam sign agreement for cooperation in Latin American and Caribbean human rights crises

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March 4, 2019 The deal was signed in a context of shrinking spaces for the exercise of human rights and civil society participation in the region. Washington, D.C. / Mexico City – Oxfam and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) signed a cooperation agreement on February 25, 2019 to promote and protect human rights […]

‘Health is a right of the people and a responsibility of government,’ says PAHO Director

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Astana, Kazakhstan, 29 October 2018 (PAHO/WHO) – Health is a human right, and it is governments’ responsibility to ensure that right, said the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, on October 26th, during the closing session of the Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana, Kazakhstan. “Health is […]

Regional Consultations in Latin America and the Caribbean leading up to the UN Commission on the Status of Women call for rights and dignity of rural women

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From UN Women Regional consultations for Latin America and the Caribbean in the lead up to the 62nd UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) started on 6 February in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The consultation convened Ministers and the highest gender authorities from 29 countries of the region and focused on the priority […]

Carissa F. Etienne begins second term as Director of PAHO, the premier public health agency of the americas

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Improving access to health for the most vulnerable, ensuring sufficient financing for health, and preparing health services to withstand the effects of climate change are among her priorities for the next five years. Washington, D.C., 2 February 2018 (PAHO/WHO) — Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Regional Director […]

Day one of the UNWTO Conference in Jamaica to focus on the Caribbean

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The Caribbean will take centre stage on November 27, the first day of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James. T he Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and […]

Increase in Caribbean cruise passengers opting to stay onboard

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From Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation A survey commissioned by Canadian based company Allianz Global Assistance, says more cruise ships passengers, particularly those visiting the Caribbean, are opting to stay onboard the ship for most, if not all of their cruise. The survey found that while cruises are seen as one of the safest vacations – global […]