CARICOM and Canadian Foreign Ministers to Meet

CARICOM and Canadian Foreign Ministers to Meet

The Foreign Ministers of CARICOM and Canada will meet virtually on Friday 19 February 2021, with the discussions  expected to centre on key issues of mutual interest including

 Statistics to Guide Restart of Tourism in the Caribbean

Statistics to Guide Restart of Tourism in the Caribbean

(Caribbean Tourism Organisation Press Release) – From the need for enhanced political engagement to developing relevant expertise, the World Tourism Organization, jointly wit

Florida women 'dressed up as grannies' in attempt to skirt age limits, get dose of vaccine

Florida women 'dressed up as grannies' in attempt to skirt age limits, get dose of vaccine

A health official in Orlando said two women lied about their ages and dressed up costumes in an attempt to get a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more

Medical imaging shows how COVID attacks the body, new study finds

Medical imaging shows how COVID attacks the body, new study finds

CHICAGO -- Medical images can reveal COVID-19's long-term damage on patients' muscles, nerves, joints, bones and other soft tissues, and the imaging can lead to better-guid

    Subscribe  Audio Hub UN NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Exceptional teacher inspires students and fights scourge of child marriage

Subscribe Audio Hub UN NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Exceptional teacher inspires students and fights scourge of child marriage

Primary school teacher Ranjitsinh Disale, winner of the UN-backed 2020 Global Teacher Prize, says that he is driven by empowering students, particularly girls, so they can “u

    Subscribe  Audio Hub UN chief calls for ‘new social contract’ as part of post-pandemic recovery

Subscribe Audio Hub UN chief calls for ‘new social contract’ as part of post-pandemic recovery

With the COVID-19 pandemic exposing social and economic inequalities rooted in racism, discrimination and xenophobia, recovery must lead to more inclusive societies, the UN Secreta

UN offers science-based blueprint to tackle climate crisis, biodiversity loss and pollution

UN offers science-based blueprint to tackle climate crisis, biodiversity loss and pollution

Without nature’s help, “we will not thrive or even survive”, the UN chief said on Thursday, launching a major report on the environment. Read more

    Subscribe  Audio Hub WHO seeks $1.96 billion for 2021 Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Response

Subscribe Audio Hub WHO seeks $1.96 billion for 2021 Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Response

The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking nearly $2 billion to fund its 2021 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) for COVID-19 response which, was launched on Thurs

Stop criminalizing civil society, UN rights experts urge Venezuelan authorities

Stop criminalizing civil society, UN rights experts urge Venezuelan authorities

United Nations independent human rights experts called on Thursday for the authorities in Venezuela to stop “continuous and increasing” attacks and intimidation ag

Vaccination ‘wildly uneven and unfair’: UN Secretary-General

Vaccination ‘wildly uneven and unfair’: UN Secretary-General

International partners working to achieve equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines appealed on Wednesday for the UN Security Council to ensure people caught in conflict have acc

Make ‘every effort’ to save pandemic response from corruption, UN Assembly President urges

Make ‘every effort’ to save pandemic response from corruption, UN Assembly President urges

Every effort must be taken to ensure that corrupt and unscrupulous practices do not prevent or impede the equitable availability and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, the Presiden

Strengthen ‘One Health approach’ to prevent future pandemics – WHO chief

Strengthen ‘One Health approach’ to prevent future pandemics – WHO chief

The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates “intimate” linkages between the health of humans, animals and ecosystems, as zoonotic diseases spread between animals and people, the

Virus infections drop 16% worldwide in one week: WHO

Virus infections drop 16% worldwide in one week: WHO

In its latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that although the number of global infections have fallen by 16 per cent in a week – 5

 Arrival Statement – CARICOM Elections Observation Mission to the Turks and Caicos Islands

Arrival Statement – CARICOM Elections Observation Mission to the Turks and Caicos Islands

Pursuant to the request made on the 31 January 2021 by the Office of the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands for a CARICOM Elections Observation Mission (CEOM) to be deployed

 Optimism as Cuba set to test its own vaccine

Optimism as Cuba set to test its own vaccine

(BBC) Some of the equipment at the Finlay Institute of Vaccines in Havana might be considered outdated elsewhere in the world but the science taking place behind its white-washed w

 WTO: the Way Forward

WTO: the Way Forward

The General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday confirmed the first term appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the new Director General starting o

 PAHO Director calls for equitable access as new vaccines cleared for delivery

PAHO Director calls for equitable access as new vaccines cleared for delivery

With COVAX delivery of new vaccines expected soon in the Americas, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne called for overcoming barriers to ensure &ldq

Pfizer says South African variant could significantly reduce vaccine protection

Pfizer says South African variant could significantly reduce vaccine protection

A laboratory study suggests that the South African variant of the coronavirus may reduce antibody protection from the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE vaccine by two-thirds, and it is not cl