1.5 to Stay Alive Campaign Launched ahead of COP21Nov 25, 2015CYEN partnered with the Ministry of Sustainable Development in St. Lucia, Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and the Bank of St. Lucia to launch a regional campaign aimed at raising awareness regarding the dangers of climate change. The campaign is also intended to build support for climate change negotiators in advance of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), to be held in December.
UNDP welcomes the Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders Dialogue along with CCELD President, HRH Princess AnneNov 24, 2015Eleven participants of the Caribbean Canada Emerging Leaders dialogue (CCELD) kicked off their study tour to Barbados with a visit to the United Nations House, followed by a tour of the River of Life Farm with Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne.
Step it Up Film Festival Launched to End Violence against Women and GirlsNov 20, 2015In order to encourage the general public to Step it Up to End Violence against Women and Girls, UN offices in the region - UN Women, UNFPA, UNIC, UNICEF and UNDP - are partnering with Population Services International-Caribbean (PSI-C), and the YWCA to host a multi-country film festival to showcase films that address the issues of all levels of violence against women and children in our society, and would propel us to move from Policy to Action.
SIDS Climate Change Negotiators' Guidance Manual & Technical Background Paper LaunchedNov 13, 2015The primary purpose of the manual, developed with the support of the Government of Australia, is to equip the negotiators from vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change with the information and tools necessary to adequately represent their constituencies at the ongoing international negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Diplomats Visit Food for Life Project in BarbudaNov 6, 2015The Honourable Lutz Gorgens - German Ambassador to the Caribbean; the Honourable Jan Henderson - New Zealand High Commissioner and Australian High Commissioner, the Honourable Ross Tysoe visited the project in celebration of the country’s 34th independence anniversary.
Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project Makes Strides in Barbados and the OECSNov 2, 2015The Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project makes strides as they host training for regional partners and complete LED retrofits
UN Turns Historic Parliament Building Blue to Celebrate 70th AnniversaryOct 23, 2015More than 150 iconic monuments, buildings, museums, bridges and other landmarks in more than 45 countries around the world, including the Parliament Building in Barbados, will be lit up blue – the official color of the United Nations, as part of a global campaign to commemorate UN Day and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.
Six Saint Lucian Youth Groups Awarded Grants Totalling US $12, 000Oct 19, 2015After completing a process which in entirety took three months, the SocialINNOV4Change project ended on October 16 with six groups being awarded US $2,000 each.
UNDP Celebrates International Day for Disaster ReductionOct 13, 2015UNDP Barbados and the OECS celebrate International Day for Disaster Reduction with residents of Martins Bay, St. John in Barbados who share on the importance of local knowledge during disasters.
Social Good Summit 2015 in Barbados focuses on the new Sustainable Development GoalsOct 1, 2015To raise awareness around the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Development Programme Subregional Office for Barbados and the OECS hosted the Social Good Summit 2015.
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