Ministerial Meeting on Water Security for Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean

Ministerial Meeting on Water Security for Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean

(UNESCO) In co-sponsorship with the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme will convene a meeting of ministers from English

 Guterres calls for ‘paradigm shift’ to recover from COVID setbacks

Guterres calls for ‘paradigm shift’ to recover from COVID setbacks

(United Nations News) A “paradigm shift” aligning the private sector with the global goals is needed to address the challenges of the future, including those triggered

 PAHO Director warns that vaccines alone will not stop current virus surge

PAHO Director warns that vaccines alone will not stop current virus surge

Countries report more than 1.3 million new cases in the Americas while nearly 36,000 die from the disease in one week. Read more

#La Soufriere – Wednesday Update: Another Overnight Explosion

#La Soufriere – Wednesday Update: Another Overnight Explosion

La Soufriere recorded another explosive eruption Tuesday night. The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (SRC) reported that the ‘large explosion’ b

 CCCCC encourages continued support to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, other islands

CCCCC encourages continued support to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, other islands

(Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Press Release) The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC/5Cs) expresses its unwavering solidarity and well wishes to the Gover

Hundreds of millions of women living lives ‘governed by others’, UN report shows

Hundreds of millions of women living lives ‘governed by others’, UN report shows

Almost half of women in some 57 countries do not have the power to make choices over their healthcare, contraception, or sex lives, a new United Nations report launched on Wednesda

Museums must not be overlooked in pandemic recovery, UNESCO chief warns

Museums must not be overlooked in pandemic recovery, UNESCO chief warns

Faced with alarming and extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s museums are of “fundamental importance” to reviving cultural life and preservi

WHO and partners urge countries to halt sales of wild mammals at food markets

WHO and partners urge countries to halt sales of wild mammals at food markets

The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have called for countries to suspend sales of live wild mammals in traditional food markets, also known as “wet markets&rdquo

70% of people with Chagas don't know they're infected

70% of people with Chagas don't know they're infected

PAHO calls for redoubling efforts to diagnose the disease, which affects between 6 and 8 million people in the Americas. Read more

    New WHO Global Compact to speed up action to tackle diabetes

New WHO Global Compact to speed up action to tackle diabetes

The World Health Organization’s  new Global Diabetes Compact aims to bring a much-needed boost to efforts to prevent diabetes and bring treatment to all who need it &nbs

 World Bank Provides US$20M for St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Response to La Soufrière Eruption

World Bank Provides US$20M for St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Response to La Soufrière Eruption

The funds are disbursed from a contingent credit line from the World Bank, known as the Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option (Cat-DDO), approved in June 2020. Read more

 Barbados to relax quarantine requirements effective 8 May – CARICOM Business

Barbados to relax quarantine requirements effective 8 May – CARICOM Business

Effective May 8, vaccinated persons entering Barbados will only be made to quarantine pending the results of one locally administered COVID-19 PCR test. This could result in a quar

 Caribbean Tourism Ministers Discussing Future Of Sector

Caribbean Tourism Ministers Discussing Future Of Sector

(Barbados Government Information Service) Due to COVID-19’s impact on the tourism industry and the uncertainty it faces with regards to international travel, Caribbean touris

Review ‘disproportionate and unwarranted’ measures, rights experts urge Cambodia

Review ‘disproportionate and unwarranted’ measures, rights experts urge Cambodia

United Nations independent human rights experts on Monday called for the review of new legal and administrative measures adopted by the Government of Cambodia in response to the CO

Volcanic eruption leaves ‘entire population’ of Saint Vincent without clean water

Volcanic eruption leaves ‘entire population’ of Saint Vincent without clean water

Last week’s eruption of La Soufrière volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, has left the entire population of the main island without clean water and electrici

US$ 1.4 trillion lost every year to tobacco use - New tobacco tax manual shows ways to save lives, money and build back better after COVID-19

US$ 1.4 trillion lost every year to tobacco use - New tobacco tax manual shows ways to save lives, money and build back better after COVID-19

WHO’s new technical manual on tobacco tax policy and administration shows countries ways to cut down on over US$1.4 trillion in health expenditures and lost productivity

Alcohol consumption is the sole cause of 85,000 deaths annually in the Americas, PAHO/WHO study finds

Alcohol consumption is the sole cause of 85,000 deaths annually in the Americas, PAHO/WHO study finds

Drinking contributes to more than 300,000 deaths every year. PAHO urges countries in the Americas to limit hours of alcohol sales, ban alcohol advertising, and increase taxes on al

FROM THE FIELD: Solar energy powers COVID-19 treatment

FROM THE FIELD: Solar energy powers COVID-19 treatment

In some of the poorest parts of the world, where there is no access to a reliable electricity grid, the UN is equipping hundreds of health facilities with solar technologies, allow