November 21, 2019

OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme: Changing lives and improving the reading levels of children in the OECS!

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By Tracey Warner-Arnold OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — In June of 2019, the United Nations indicated that the world is about to fall severely short  of its education commitments and needs to implement drastic measures to improve literacy rates. The OECS Commission has long since recognized literacy as a […]

Specialised masterclass for OECS business support organisations

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Thursday, October 10, 2019 — ROSEAU, Dominica: The OECS Competitive Business Unit working jointly with International Trade Centre (ITC) will execute a Regional Specialised Masterclass for Business Support Organisations (BSOs) from October 15 – 18, 2019 at the Starfish Jolly Beach Resort, Antigua and Barbuda. The workshop aims to provide a framework for BSOs to improve their […]

The Caribbean speaks out on the climate crisis

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From Global Voices “[The planet’s] protection and regeneration should be a global priority” With stories about the travesty of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, theAmazon forest fires, and the hope of young climate crisis activists like Greta Thunberg and children from Small Island Developing States trying to force action from world leaders, it is no surprise that Caribbean youth are also […]

Exciting announcement: Forced Labour Protocol ratification updates!

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By Herrana Addisu, Freedom United Monday 23 Sept. Today world leaders are gathering in New York at the United Nations. We want them to use this moment to show their commitment to ending forced labor and this is our chance to make sure they do not forget!  According to the ILO’s global estimate, there are 24.9 million […]

St K-N: PM Harris to show strong leadership on climate change at the United Nations

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September 22nd, 2019 The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, is this week leading a delegation to the United Nations, where tomorrow, Monday, September 23rd, they will attend – and ensure the country’s voice is heard and listened to at – the UN Secretary-General’s 2019 Climate Action Summit.  Back on […]

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 […]