India donates 200,000 vaccines to protect UN blue helmets against virus

India donates 200,000 vaccines to protect UN blue helmets against virus

India shipped out 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday to inoculate UN blue helmets serving in peacekeeping missions. Read more

 UN commission pushes equality for women in decision-making

UN commission pushes equality for women in decision-making

At the closing of the UN women’s commission, world leaders issued a strong pledge for the elimination of violence against women along with their full and effective participat

Earth Hour: ‘Make peace with nature’ – UN chief

Earth Hour: ‘Make peace with nature’ – UN chief

The world began to ripple to darkness on Saturday as countries globally dimmed their lights at 8:30 pm local time for Earth Hour – an event that, according to the UN, encoura

International equitable vaccine effort ships 32 million shots to 61 countries

International equitable vaccine effort ships 32 million shots to 61 countries

“COVAX works” the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, informing journalists that the UN-backed vaccine initiative has distributed more than 32 m

 CARICOM Chairman meets US Congresswoman Waters

CARICOM Chairman meets US Congresswoman Waters

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and Chairman of CARICOM Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley virtually met with Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on F

Scientist warns of possible eruption of La Soufriere volcano

Scientist warns of possible eruption of La Soufriere volcano

(CMC) – The lead scientist monitoring the La Soufriere volcano here, Professor Richard Robertson, says an increase in earthquakes at the site could suggest that an explosive

‘Racist lie’ must end, UN chief warns on Remembrance Day for enslaved people

‘Racist lie’ must end, UN chief warns on Remembrance Day for enslaved people

Although the transatlantic slave trade ended more than two centuries ago, “the ideas of white supremacy that underpinned it remain alive”, the UN chief said on Thursday

Drug use among older persons a ‘hidden epidemic’, narcotics experts warn

Drug use among older persons a ‘hidden epidemic’, narcotics experts warn

Drug use among older people globally has risen in recent years and countries must act to address this “hidden epidemic”, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB

Pandemic threatens lost decade for development, UN report reveals

Pandemic threatens lost decade for development, UN report reveals

The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed development gains for millions in poor countries, creating an even more sharply unequal world, according to a new UN report released on Thursday.

COVAX updates participants on delivery delays for vaccines from Serum Institute of India (SII) and AstraZeneca

COVAX updates participants on delivery delays for vaccines from Serum Institute of India (SII) and AstraZeneca

The COVAX Facility has notified participating economies that deliveries of doses from the Serum Institute of India (SII) will be delayed in March and April  Delays in sec

 UN Security Council recognises CARICOM’s engagement with Haiti

UN Security Council recognises CARICOM’s engagement with Haiti

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is encouraging the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to continue its active engagement with Haiti to try and resolve the on-going situation i

 New Ambassador of the Holy See to CARICOM accredited

New Ambassador of the Holy See to CARICOM accredited

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) accredited a new Ambassador from the Holy See on Wednesday, and both sides used the opportunity to express concern about inequitable access to vac

 CCCCC, UNFCCC Secretariat Deepen Climate Change Cooperation

CCCCC, UNFCCC Secretariat Deepen Climate Change Cooperation

(Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Press Release) The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and the United Nations Framework on the Convention on Climate Change

 CDB says road to economic recovery will be arduous, but not impossible to navigate

CDB says road to economic recovery will be arduous, but not impossible to navigate

(Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) The President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Wm Warren Smith, highlighted three priorities for charting economic recove

Global infections rise for fourth consecutive week, deaths level off

Global infections rise for fourth consecutive week, deaths level off

COVID-19 confirmed cases continued to rise around the world for a fourth consecutive week, with around 3.3 million new cases reported in the past seven-day period, the UN health ag

Biodiversity at risk, threatens human survival, UN forum hears

Biodiversity at risk, threatens human survival, UN forum hears

As the living tissue of the earth, biodiversity is “intimately linked to human health” the head of the UN’s scientific agency told a global forum on Wednesday, no

Young people help draw up UN digital protection recommendations

Young people help draw up UN digital protection recommendations

Over 30 years after the invention of the world wide web, The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has laid out the ways that young people and children should be treated in the d

Diagnosis of new TB cases in the Americas reduced by 15-20% during 2020 due to the pandemic

Diagnosis of new TB cases in the Americas reduced by 15-20% during 2020 due to the pandemic

As services reopen and activities resume after COVID-19 confinement, PAHO calls for early detection and successful treatment of all cases to save lives and progress toward TB elimi