Global economic turmoil has cemented bonds between poorer nations, UN hears

The strengthening of ties between developing countries has been one of the few positive consequences of the global economic meltdown, the leaders of two Caribbean nations told the General Assembly today.

Climate and economic crises taking heavy toll on Caribbean, leaders tell UN

While climate change and the global economic crisis are a challenge for all, they are particularly difficult for the small, island nations of the Caribbean, several leaders from the region told the United Nations General Assembly today.

Rule of law focus of UN-backed training in Caribbean

The United Nations has helped train nearly 90 officials of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations on the consolidation and advancement of the rule of law, a top priority of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

UN-Caribbean partnership crucial amid today’s crises, says Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the collaboration between the United Nations and the countries of the Caribbean in tackling the various crises impacting the region and the world at large, including the global financial turmoil and climate change.

Regional action against crime crucial for stability in Haiti, UN mission chief says

For lasting stability in Haiti, neighbouring countries must help foil trans-national crime through the sharing of information, patrolling, and coordinated operations, according to the head of the United Nations mission in that country (MINUSTAH).

Drug trade, violent crime threatening Caribbean nations, says Ban

Despite the Caribbean region’s natural assets, it is beset by ills such as drug trafficking and violent crime, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.