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  • Chile hosts OECS Delegation in a Study Tour on Multi-Dimensional Poverty Dec 2, 2016

    The Social Development Unit of the OECS Commission, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme Sub-regional Office in Barbados conducted a study tour to Chile from November 21 to 25 as part of the Multi-Dimensional Approaches to Poverty Eradication Project.

  • J-CCCP Supports World Food Day Activities in Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname Nov 23, 2016

    The Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership recently partnered with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to celebrate World Food Day (WFD) which carried a theme this year of ‘Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.’

  • Tsunami Warning Sign Unveiled at Martin’s Bay, Barbados Nov 11, 2016

    the erection of a sign at Martin’s Bay in St. John, Barbados is an important step in improving awareness of and preparedness for tsunamis both by community members and visitors alike with Martin’s Bay positioned as a prime attraction for tourists. The unveiling of the Tsunami Smart sign coincides with World Tsunami Awareness Day, celebrated on November 5.

  • United Nations System in Barbados and the OECS Launch Commemorative Exhibition Nov 4, 2016

    December 2016 marks fifty years of Barbados’ accession to the United Nations (UN). The UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, through the United Nations Communications Group, commemorates this event with the staging of an exhibition.

  • J-CCCP Supports COP 21 & 22 Panel Discussion at the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum 2016 Nov 4, 2016

    From October 17-19, five hundred delegates from fifty countries gathered for this year’s Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) in Miami, Florida. The Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) joined participants at the forum to engage energy stakeholders from around the region in discussions pertaining to renewable energy.

  • Caribbean Countries Knowledge-Share Around Adaptation Plans Oct 14, 2016

    Representatives from 10 Caribbean countries and development agency partners met in Grenada’s capital of St. George’s to discuss strategies to prepare for the impact of climate change.

  • Conversations with Cherise: Measuring Poverty in the Region – Past, Present, and Future Sep 16, 2016

    As the first part in a series of articles, the Communications Unit sat down with the Project Coordinator responsible for Statistical Capacity Building within the UNDP Barbados and the OECS team, Cherise Adjodha, to discuss the UNDP Sub-regional Office for Barbados and the OECS’ role in poverty measurement in the sub-region.

  • Caribbean Human Development Report 2016 Launched Sep 13, 2016

    Caribbean countries need a new generation of public policies to increase gains in the economic, social and environmental fronts while boosting climate and financial resilience and protecting people throughout their life cycles, says the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Report (HDR) for the Caribbean, launched in Barbados on September 12.

  • Ridge to Reef Project Makes Strides in Grenada Aug 11, 2016

    UNDP’s Ridge to Reef Project in Grenada has undertaken several activities in the June and July months.

  • UNDP Convenes National Post Disaster Needs Assessment Trainings Jul 28, 2016

    UNDP Sub-regional Office for Barbados and the OECS will be conducting training workshops focused on the PDNA methodology, through the World Bank managed Global Fund for Disaster Risk Reduction (WB GFDRR).

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