PAHO acts on Zika Virous in light of WHO declaring it a Public Health Emergency of International ConcernFeb 5, 2016World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General declares Zika Virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Japan and UNDP kick start US$15 million Caribbean Climate Change ProjectJan 28, 2016The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the US$15 million Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change - 195 Nations Set Path to Keep Temperature Rise Well Below 2 Degrees CelsiusDec 14, 2015A historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by 195 nations at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.
Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project takes their Knowledge Road Show to Dominica and Saint LuciaDec 7, 2015The Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project (CEELP) team recently engaged representatives and members of a diverse array of community groups from across the region to raise awareness about the benefits of energy efficient lighting.
UNDP Celebrates International Volunteer Day 2015Dec 7, 2015International Volunteer Day (IVD) is celebrated each year on December 5, as mandated by the UN General Assembly.
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.
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