Secretary-General welcomes US decision to lift sanctions against ICC officials

Secretary-General welcomes US decision to lift sanctions against ICC officials

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the decision by the United States to lift sanctions and visa restrictions against officials with the International Crimina

Climate change top challenge over the next decade, UNESCO global survey finds

Climate change top challenge over the next decade, UNESCO global survey finds

Climate change and loss of biodiversity is seen as the most pressing challenge over the decade, according to the World in 2030 Survey report published on Wednesday by the UN Educat

More climate action needed during ‘make-or-break year’ for people and planet

More climate action needed during ‘make-or-break year’ for people and planet

The world needs “a major breakthrough” to slow the pace of climate change and build resilience to protect the most vulnerable from increasingly severe and frequent clim

 More integrated approach needed to improve Regional food system – CARICOM Ministerial Task Force Chair

More integrated approach needed to improve Regional food system – CARICOM Ministerial Task Force Chair

Improvement in regional food systems requires a more integrated approach and a single shared vision and coordination of efforts towards sustainable change. Read more

 PAHO Encourages Countries To Maintain COVID-19 Safeguards

PAHO Encourages Countries To Maintain COVID-19 Safeguards

(Jamaica Information Service Press Release) Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, is urging member countries to maintain coronavirus (COVID-19) pro

 Vulnerability Must Be Part Of Criteria For SIDS Access – PM Mottley

Vulnerability Must Be Part Of Criteria For SIDS Access – PM Mottley

(Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has told a high-level meeting that now is the time for vulnerability to be embraced as part

 PAHO steps up surveillance and vaccine procurement to fight surging infections, PAHO Director reports

PAHO steps up surveillance and vaccine procurement to fight surging infections, PAHO Director reports

Genomic Surveillance Network is expanded to track variants while more than 2.5 million vaccine doses procured through COVAX arrive in 17 countries. Read more

 Cuba’s Vaccines

Cuba’s Vaccines

By Elizabeth Morgan Cuba is the only country in Latin America and the Caribbean developing COVID-19 vaccines. There has been interest in these vaccines within the Member States

 CARICOM Press Release on the AfCAR Joint Statement delivered on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

CARICOM Press Release on the AfCAR Joint Statement delivered on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The CARICOM and African Group of countries made history in the United Nations today, when 68 member-countries of the two groupings delivered a joint statement as part of a new geop

 Canada scales up support to PAHO in COVID-19 response in Caribbean

Canada scales up support to PAHO in COVID-19 response in Caribbean

 (Pan American Health Organisation Press Release) — The Government of Canada announced it would contribute CAN$1,200,000 (approximately USD$950,000) to support the

Virus origins report inconclusive: We must ‘leave no stone unturned’ – WHO chief

Virus origins report inconclusive: We must ‘leave no stone unturned’ – WHO chief

The report from a team of international scientists assembled by the World Health Organization (WHO) to examine how COVID-19 first spread to humans was published on Tuesday, and was

World leaders call for new international treaty to improve pandemic response

World leaders call for new international treaty to improve pandemic response

A group of world leaders have joined the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) in calling for an international treaty to improve pandemic preparedness and response in the wak

UN-Habitat report calls for cities post-pandemic to lead the way to a fairer, greener, healthier future

UN-Habitat report calls for cities post-pandemic to lead the way to a fairer, greener, healthier future

A new report on pandemics and cities from UN-Habitat, points the way to how hard-hit urban centres can reduce the impact of future outbreaks and become more equitable, healthy and

Guterres calls on US to lead global vaccination plan effort, climate action, welcoming Blinken to Headquarters

Guterres calls on US to lead global vaccination plan effort, climate action, welcoming Blinken to Headquarters

The Secretary-General welcomed a recommitted and re-engaged United States administration to United Nations Headquarters on Monday, albeit virtually, calling on it to play

WHO calls for further studies, data on origin of SARS-CoV-2 virus, reiterates that all hypotheses remain open

WHO calls for further studies, data on origin of SARS-CoV-2 virus, reiterates that all hypotheses remain open

The report of the international team on their Wuhan field visit, from 14 January -10 February 2021, was published today as WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called

    Global leaders unite in urgent call for international pandemic treaty

Global leaders unite in urgent call for international pandemic treaty

 25 heads of government and international agencies come together in extraordinary joint call Read more

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective in children ages 12-15

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective in children ages 12-15

Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective against the virus in children ages 12 to 15, the companies announced in a press release Wednesday. Read more

     Home News PAHO update: 32 countries and territories in the Americas have detected infection by one of three ‘variants of concern’

Home News PAHO update: 32 countries and territories in the Americas have detected infection by one of three ‘variants of concern’

Washington, D.C. March 26, 2021 (PAHO)—The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said 32 countries and territories in the Americas have reported the presence of at least on