80,000 young die every year in Latin America, Caribbean due to family violence – UN

Scores of thousands of children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean die every year because of violence related to a combination of extreme economic and social inequalities, the predominant culture of “machismo” and failure to implement existing legal protection, according to a United Nations-led study.

UN agency advances international efforts to resettle Latin American refugees

International efforts to resettle hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people across Latin America took a step forward this month with a landmark meeting held by the Latin American arm of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).

Deputy Secretary-General pledges UN support to consolidate progress in Latin America

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette today told officials concerned with Latin America that the world body will continue to provide assistance to the countries of the region as they consolidate progress.