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.