Press releases
  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to visit Barbados 1-3 July 2015Jun 30, 2015Secretary-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 OECSJun 3, 2015Post-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 DevelopmentJun 2, 2015The 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 CaribbeanMay 27, 2015Caribbean 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 FormedAug 21, 2014On 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, 2014May 14, 2014Barbados 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 BarbadosNov 7, 2013Fourteen 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."

  • Caribbean Youth Think Tank LaunchedMay 21, 2013The 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 (YTT) for the Caribbean at UN House.

  • Formal Launch of the Saint Lucia GEF SGP Country OfficeFeb 14, 2013Valentine’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 SGP).

  • Post-2015 National Consultation launches in St. Lucia Feb 11, 2013Today, 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, which will focus on the contribution of citizens and communities across the country in determining a global development agenda in the post-MDG period.