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  • SGP Wins 3rd Prize for Short Film at the CBA10 Conference Apr 26, 2016

    GEF SGP Barbados won third prize at the CBA short film session during the 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA10) held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The short film showcased was entitled, “SIDS ADAPT.”

  • UNDP activates donation line to support victims of Ecuador earthquake Apr 22, 2016

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has opened a special donations line to collect international funds for the victims of one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the country, upon request of the Government of Ecuador.

  • UNDP Launches SocialInnov4Change Initiative to tackle Crime and Violence Aug 12, 2015

    The UNDP Sub-regional Office for Barbados and the OECS partnered with the UNDP Innovation Facility to launch the SocialInnov4Change initiative in St. Lucia. SocialInnov4Change aims to engage youth ages 18 to 35 as agents of change in their community through the design of development solutions with a focus on crime prevention and community safety.

  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to visit Barbados 1-3 July 2015 Jun 30, 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 (CARICOM), among other activities.

  • Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project Launches Competition for Tertiary Students Across Barbados and the OECS Jun 3, 2015

    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 the first ever Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Competition.

  • Regional Youth Leaders Gather to Discuss Evidence-based Policy Development Jun 2, 2015

    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 Economics and Social Affairs (DESA) and the Commonwealth Secretariat hosted a workshop entitled “Evidence-based Policies on Youth Development in the Caribbean.”

  • Top panelists discuss new ways to assess progress and well-being in the Caribbean May 27, 2015

    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” assessments. This was a key message at a high-level meeting here today with top officials from the Caribbean and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) around its upcoming Regional Human Development Report for the Caribbean 2016.

  • UN Major Groups Formed Aug 21, 2014

    On July 30th 2014, the “Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs) Consultation on Small Island Developing States and Post-2015 Development Agenda”, which was hosted by the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) – Barbados Chapter and funded by Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP), led to the adoption of the UN Major Group framework. Over 40 representatives of CSOs in Barbados participated in the dialogue session and provided meaningful inputs into the development of the national position for the upcoming Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States and Post-2015 Development process.

  • Barbados to host World Environment Day, June 5th, 2014 May 14, 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 Nov 7, 2013

    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 of Development."