Americas

Economic situation remains most critical issue for CARICOM

Caribbean countries remain economically vulnerable and require continued support, according to the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Secretariat, CARICOM.

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Minister of Guyana highlights needs of CARICOM countries

The Foreign Affairs Minister of Guyana says the advancements made by Caribbean countries should not be reversed.

On Saturday, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett chaired a meeting at UN Headquarters in New York, on the margins of the 69th General Assembly.

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Bolivia, Ecuador hailed for advances made in indigenous rights

Bolivia and Ecuador have made great progress in advancing indigenous rights by openly recognizing them in their respective Constitutions.

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“Stage set” for post-2015 agenda says outgoing General Assembly President

The stage has been set for the creation of the post-2015 development agenda says the President of the 68th UN General Assembly session.

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Cuba offers 165 health professionals for Ebola response in West Africa

The announcement by the Cuban government to provide health professionals to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been welcomed by the UN health agency.

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Women in Caribbean need to understand “bigger picture” on climate change

Women in the Caribbean need to understand the “bigger picture” on climate change so they can engage with policy makers and influence decisions which impact them.

That’s the view of a senior projects officer of the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), which is based in Barbados.

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Women in Grenada benefiting from agricultural development programme

Women from Grenada play a critical role in the agricultural sector of the small island but lack resources to sustain their business, according to the manager of a rural development programme.

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Louis Gossett at the UN to discuss slavery in film

The consciousness of mankind has changed, according to Louis Gossett Jr., an internationally acclaimed actor and social justice advocate.

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“Once-in-a-decade opportunity” for small island developing states

The international community is meeting in the Pacific Ocean nation of Samoa for what is being described as a “once-in-a-decade opportunity” to support small island developing states or SIDS.

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