Latin America

Economic uncertainty, geopolitical tensions stall growth in Latin America and Caribbean region, UN says

Citing “an external context of greater uncertainty and growing complexity”, the head of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), said on Wednesday that the region’s economic growth is expected to decline. 

Hunger and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean compounded by inequality: UN report

For the third consecutive year, the number of those chronically hungry has increased in Latin America and the Caribbean, while 250 million – 60 percent of the regional population - are obese or overweight, representing the biggest  threat to nutritional health, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday.

Economy on a steady rise in Latin America and Caribbean region ‘despite international turbulence’ – UN report

Amid external uncertainty and volatility, the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow by an average of 1.5 per cent this year, thanks to a rebound in private consumption and a slight increase in investment, according to a United Nations flagship report issued on Thursday.

News in Brief 19 February 2018

  • Latin America and Caribbean “pioneers” in asylum rights: UN refugee chief
  • Tonga state of emergency after powerful cyclone: OCHA
  • UN labour chief urges fair treatment for migrant workers
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News in Brief 04 August 2017 (PM)

UN projects positive yet low economic growth in Latin America and Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean will record “a positive, though still low” growth rate this year.

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News in brief 25 April (PM)

“Undernutrition”, obesity costing Latin America billions: WFP

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News in Brief 10 March 2017 (PM)

UNHCR assisting thousands of newly displaced in Yemen

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UN report reveals stark gap between urban and rural employment in Latin America and the Caribbean

A new United Nations labour report has revealed that more than half of the 52 million workers in rural areas of the Latin American and Caribbean region are in a state of vulnerable employment, characterized by lower wages, lower social protections and the prevalence to poverty.

Time to improve governance in labour migration in Latin America and Caribbean – UN

With migrant workers representing 64 per cent of the 232 million migrants in the world in 2015, it is urgent to deal “correctly” with labour migration by implementing good governance mechanisms, a United Nations report on these movements in Latin America and the Caribbean has warned.

Climate change “major” cause of displacement in Mexico: UN expert

Climate change is a major cause of displacement in Latin America, including in Mexico, a UN independent expert has said during a recent visit to Mexico City.

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