December 6, 2019

St. Vincent and the Grenadines ranked in the Top 100 for quality of life

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From OECS Reproduced Courtesy Searchlight News Every year since Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen divulged his theses that revolutionized development, UNDP publishes a ranking of the most prosperous and socially cohesive societies on the planet – a list that also evidences which nations have the poorest record in terms of Human Development Understanding that economic […]

The Caribbean and the Blue Economy: We need YOU for the UNDP Accelerator Lab!

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Monday, March 25, 2019 — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a valued development partner of the OECS is innovating and accelerating development and they now need three (3) forward thinking, creative, passionate persons to join their team.  UNDP has launched 60 accelerator labs around the world creating the largest innovation network on the planet. […]

Caribbean Israel Coalition: A partner in United Nations Sustainable Development?

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From GodFather Politics By Rebecca Theodore, Director of North American Affairs for the Caribbean Israel Coalition Since the introduction of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals nearly three years ago, the smaller states of the Caribbean region have been searching for sustainable development models to address the challenges they face. Aside from the fact, that, […]

From West Africa to the Caribbean: Building back better after Hurricane Irma

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By Maureen Lance-Onyeiwu Head of Project Office in Antigua and Barbuda, From UNDP It was November 2017 and I had spent another hectic and eventful day working on the world’s most severe humanitarian crises as UNDP’s Early Recovery Programme Coordinator in north-east Nigeria. I had just returned to the Humanitarian Base Camp in Maiduguri when […]

UN says Myanmar denying ‘Effective Access’ to Rakhine State after Rohingya crisis

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From WN The United Nations said they were still waiting for “effective access” to the Rakhine state in Myanmar on Tuesday after more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims were forced from their homes during a brutal army crackdown, according to Reuters. The UN said even though Myanmar agreed to work with the international organization to aid […]

Facilitating access to health services for persons with disabilities in Saint-Lucia

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OECS Media Release Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — The OECS and the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), with support from the UNDP, recently concluded a training session on the production of basic prosthetic limbs. The training provided capacity building for income generation among the participants, while also enhancing quality of life […]

Slaves were given an island over 150 years ago. Then Irma struck

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By Jean Chemnick, From E&E First of a two-part series. Click here to read the second part. Last year’s devastating hurricanes may have swept away one of the world’s few examples of slavery reparations. The 1,800 residents of Barbuda can trace their ancestry to slaves who worked on the Caribbean island to the late 17th […]

End of year message by the Chairman of the Caribbean Community the Hon Dr. Keith Mitchell

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There is no doubt that 2017 has been a most eventful year for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).  We experienced a scale of multi-country devastation never before seen in the Region as two category five Hurricanes, Irma and Maria, raged through the Caribbean within two weeks. The Governments and people of our Community immediately responded to […]

Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone”

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The Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition seeks rapid implementation of US $8 billion climate investment plan that will transform regional energy system, build resiliency, drive economic growth and set a global example Paris, 12 December 2017 – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) announced its support to Caribbean leaders gathered today during the launch of a new public-private […]

Caribbean countries start to build back better after Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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REPORT from UN Development Programme via Relief Web New York, 22 September – Governments in several Caribbean countries are starting to rebuild infrastructures, houses and communities with UNDP’s on the ground support after Hurricane Irma left catastrophic damage in several countries. After experiencing a few days of delay due to the passage of Hurricane Maria, […]