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CariSECURE introduces new tools in Barbados

The Caribbean Citizen Security Toolkit improves citizen security data management, analysis, and monitoring for crime reduction in the region  


Regional Youth Leaders Gather to Discuss Evidence-based Policy Development

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sub-regional Office for Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), in conjunction with the United Nations Department for…  


Caribbean Youth Think Tank Launched

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) concluded a five day workshop on Friday, with the launch of a Youth Think Tank…  


Formal Launch of the Saint Lucia GEF SGP Country Office

Valentine’s Day 2013, was not only a day of love in Saint Lucia, but was an auspicious day on which Saint Lucia formally launched its Global Environment Facility Small Grants Country Programme (GEF…  


Post-2015 National Consultation launches in St. Lucia

Today, the St. Lucia Post-2015 National Advisory Committee, in collaboration with the United Nations Sub-regional team for Barbados and the OECS, launches a Post-2015 National Consultation process,…  


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to visit Barbados 1-3 July 2015

Secretary-General Ban-Ki-moon will be in Barbados from Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 July to address the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Regular Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community…  


Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project Launches Competition for Tertiary Students Across Barbados and the OECS

Post-secondary school students from across the region will have the opportunity to put their engineering and business skills to the test this year when the UNDP/SIDS DOCK support programme launches…  


Top panelists discuss new ways to assess progress and well-being in the Caribbean

Caribbean countries need a more comprehensive means to measure progress and well-being, beyond traditional Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and “living above our below an international poverty line”…  


Barbados to host World Environment Day, June 5th, 2014

Barbados is the first Small Island Developing State to host World Environment Day which will be celebrated on June 5th.  


Caribbean Youth Think Tank concludes strategic retreat in Barbados

Fourteen dynamic youth leaders from the Caribbean Youth Think Tank (CYTT) gathered from across CARICOM at the United Nations House–Barbados for a strategic reflection exercise on “Youth as the Heart…  

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