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UN forum sees ‘moderate’ recovery for Latin American and Caribbean economies in 2018

New economic projections for Latin America and the Caribbean show moderate recovery in 2018 and growth the following year – with favoured expansions in consumption and domestic investment, the United Nations reported Thursday.

News in Brief 13 December 2017 (PM)

At least 15 besieged Syrian civilians dead due to lack of medical care

At least 15 civilians in urgent need of medical evacuation have died in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta, the UN said on Wednesday.

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Thousands of children need assistance three months after Caribbean hurricanes – UNICEF

Three months after two category-5 hurricanes tore through the Caribbean, thousands of children across the region still need support, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.

UNICEF expands relief efforts in Latin America and Caribbean after month of ‘relentless’ natural disasters

To help children and families affected by the series of natural disasters that have devastated countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today said it has scaled up its humanitarian response the region.

Hurricane island expat: I still haven’t heard from Dominica relatives

A UN worker in Geneva who is from one of the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Maria has spoken of her fears for her family there, whom she has been unable to contact.

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Emigration and food insecurity in Central American 'dry corridor' focus of new UN-backed study

A new inter-agency study released today found a correlation between prolonged droughts in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – exacerbated by El Niño phenomenon from 2014 to 2016 – and the increase in irregular migration from these countries to the United States, the United Nations food relief agency reported.

Latin America and Caribbean at difficult juncture as foreign direct investment shrinks – UN

The United Nations Latin America commission has reported that foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to the region declined by 7.9 per cent to $167.043 billion in 2016, due to low commodity prices, sluggish economic growth and global trend of shifting investment in developed economies.

UN Latin America commission forecasts low but positive growth for region in 2017

With better commodity export prices and an improved international context, the Latin America and the Caribbean region will record a small positive growth rate this year – with the exception of Venezuela and two Caribbean countries, according to a new report of the UN Latin America commission.

UN Gender Focus: UN mourns "great champion for women, girls" and Ocean Conference

Late UN official advocate for women, girls’ sexual reproductive rights

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Forest project in Trinidad & Tobago also protects marine life: FAO

Civil society groups, government agencies and local people in Trinidad and Tobago are coming together to improve management of forests and other protected areas, including those linked to the sea.

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