World Cities Day: Value communities, today and for the future

World Cities Day: Value communities, today and for the future

Top UN officials have highlighted the “extraordinary” contributions of grassroots communities in towns and cities across the world in the face of the coronavirus pandem

Malaria Champions awarded prizes for work in the Americas

Malaria Champions awarded prizes for work in the Americas

Six municipalities were awarded “Malaria Champions of the Americas” prizes for 2020 for their work in applying effective, safe malaria interventions during the COVID-19

Trade and Environment: A change gotta come

Trade and Environment: A change gotta come

Supporting efforts to implement the UN SDGs, promoting a green post-COVID recovery... Read more

UN builds momentum for restoring forests as world enters key decade for ecosystems

UN builds momentum for restoring forests as world enters key decade for ecosystems

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is leading a push for the world to scale up efforts to restore landscapes and forests over the next decade, with

 Children in the poorest countries have lost nearly four months of schooling since start of pandemic – UNESCO, UNICEF and World Bank report finds

Children in the poorest countries have lost nearly four months of schooling since start of pandemic – UNESCO, UNICEF and World Bank report finds

Schoolchildren in low-and lower-middle-income countries have already lost nearly four months of schooling since the start of the pandemic, compared to six weeks of loss in high-inc

 What you need to know about a vaccine

What you need to know about a vaccine

A vaccine for COVID-19 will be a critical tool for helping bring the pandemic under control when combined with effective testing and existing prevention measures. Experts around th

 Staying strong in the fight against polio

Staying strong in the fight against polio

Polio remains an urgent global challenge and one that has been complicated this year by COVID-19. We are close to achieving eradication: Since 1988, the number of children aff

	CARICOM Heads of Government to tackle pressing issues at Meeting on Thursday

CARICOM Heads of Government to tackle pressing issues at Meeting on Thursday

COVID-19 and its impact on the Caribbean Community will be among matters for consideration by  CARICOM Heads of Government when they meet via video-conference on Thursday 29 O

 Dominica parliament passes legislation to decriminalise small amounts of marijuana

Dominica parliament passes legislation to decriminalise small amounts of marijuana

(Dominica News Online) The Parliament of Dominica has approved a Bill for an Act to decriminalize the possession of 28 grams (one ounce) or less of cannabis (Marijuana). Read more

UWI, CCCCC to Collaborate with PAHO, EU to Strengthen Climate Resilience of CARIFORUM health systems

UWI, CCCCC to Collaborate with PAHO, EU to Strengthen Climate Resilience of CARIFORUM health systems

(PAHO Press Release) The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), are the first of five partners to sign contribution agreemen

NCB & Republic Bank named among World’s Safest Banks – CARICOM Business News

NCB & Republic Bank named among World’s Safest Banks – CARICOM Business News

Please see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange S

UN agency chiefs appeal for ‘open science’ beyond the pandemic, citing dangers of secrecy and denial

UN agency chiefs appeal for ‘open science’ beyond the pandemic, citing dangers of secrecy and denial

The heads of three UN agencies joined forces on Tuesday to appeal for a global push towards “open science”, citing the value of cooperation in the response to COVI

2020 Climate Action Award winners shine ray of hope

2020 Climate Action Award winners shine ray of hope

In a year that has cast darkness upon many, the 2020 UN Global Climate Action Awards, announced on Tuesday, shone a light on the positive action that many across the globe are taki

Global foreign direct investment halved amid pandemic, but China remained resilient

Global foreign direct investment halved amid pandemic, but China remained resilient

Foreign direct investment (FDI), a bellwether of globalisation and economic confidence, fell by 49 per cent to $399 billion in the first half of 2020, amid the upheaval caused

Equality, sustainability should guide pandemic  recovery, say governments at regional forum

Equality, sustainability should guide pandemic recovery, say governments at regional forum

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean region have called for COVID-19 recovery to be guided by the principles of inclusive development, equality and sustainability. Read

Exported used cars ‘dumped’ on developing nations, driving up pollution, UN warns

Exported used cars ‘dumped’ on developing nations, driving up pollution, UN warns

Used vehicles exported from richer countries are contributing to increased air pollution in developing nations and hindering efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change,

Catch-up, ‘get ahead and stay ahead’ of the virus, urges UN health agency chief

Catch-up, ‘get ahead and stay ahead’ of the virus, urges UN health agency chief

Global COVID-19 cases spiked to their highest level yet during last week, with many northern hemisphere countries seeing “a concerning rise in cases and hospitalizations&rdqu

UN’s mission ‘more important than ever’, Secretary-General says at UN Day ceremony

UN’s mission ‘more important than ever’, Secretary-General says at UN Day ceremony

Seventy-five years after world leaders united to promote global peace and progress through cooperation, representatives from the international community stood in the UN General Ass