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    Distinguished feminist economist, Dr. Mariama Williams, is the keynote speaker for the opening ceremony of the inaugural Gender and Development Forum, which forms part of the UNCTAD 15 Conference. The quadrennial Conference is the highest decision-making body of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and will be hosted virtually by Barbados from […]

    August 22, 2021BusinessNo comments

    Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, and President of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, discussed a number of areas of importance to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) during Mr. Bozkir’s recent visit to Barbados. These matters are likely to come up in negotiations during […]

    August 12, 2021TravelNo comments
  3. Gonsalves regime with UNDP Ash cleaning and Emergency Employment Programme underway in response to volcanic eruption in St Vincent.

    As various restrictions are lifted clean-up efforts are in full swing as personnel are allowed safely into the most impacted orange zone of St Vincent and the Grenadines after volcanic eruptions which started in April. UNDP in collaboration with the Buildings, Roads and General Services Authority (BRAGSA) have commenced an employment programme tied to ash […]

    June 14, 2021NatureNo comments
  4. Businesses ready for WIN-WIN road to recovery & inclusive financing at the UN Women Webinar Series

    The road to recovery has been a challenge for many businesses over the last year – whether they are struggling to keep an already existing business going, hoping to launch a new business or managing fast-paced growth as a result of the pandemic. For resilient entrepreneurs weathering the economic shocks, the UN Women Multi Country […]

    June 13, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments

    Nobel laureate and renowned economist Esther Duflo will deliver the 17th edition of UNCTAD’s prestigious Raúl Prebisch Lecture online on 15 June. The lecture entitled “Good economics for hard times” will focus on how countries can better address pressing socioeconomic challenges and ensure an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Ms. Duflo, the Abdul Latif […]

    June 8, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  6. Barbadian NGO calls for Palestinian Student Exchange, As Envoy Sobeh plans Regional Familiarisation

    The rapacious missile attacks into civilian dominant areas of Palestine has created many divides, such as where the son of an Israeli leader (narrowly dodging corruption charges recently after two run off votes competing against Benny Gantz among at least four other parties) accused Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot of being Switzerland in her neutrality […]

    May 19, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  7. UN Secretary-General Election is a Hypocritical Sham

    Arora Akanksha, a self-nominated candidate challenging the incumbent Secretary-General António Guterres, is campaigning for a new, reformed and inclusive UN. Her candidacy is legally valid under the rules established by the UN in 2015 (Resolution 69/321). Yet, General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir’s website lists only the incumbent Secretary-General as a candidate, preventing other candidates from […]

    May 5, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  8. UNDP actions a 3-phased approach to volcano relief efforts for St Vincent and the Grenadines

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean has coordinated a three-phased approach to the relief efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the wake of the violent volcanic eruptions of the La Soufrière Volcano. Following the eruption on 8 April 2021, it is estimated that 16,000 to 20,000 persons have […]

    April 23, 2021ControversyNo comments

    The UNCTAD 15 Conference which will be hosted by Barbados from 3 to 8 October 2021 will now be a virtual event. Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, and UNCTAD’s Acting Secretary-General, Ms. Isabelle Durant, just made this announcement. The Conference is the highest decision-making body of the United Nations Conference on Trade and […]

    March 20, 2021PoliticalNo comments

    On this day, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day 2021, a special observance that was adopted by the United Nations 46 years ago in 1975, during International Women’s Year. The annual celebration affords everyone, especially women and girls, an opportunity to reflect on progress made, to […]

    March 8, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  11. Ambassador Chad Blackman meets with Acting UNCTAD Secretary-General

    Ambassador Chad Blackman, Barbados’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva, held talks with the recently appointed UNCTAD Acting Secretary-General, Ms. Isabelle Durant. Ms. Durant, whose substantive post is Deputy Secretary-General, was appointed acting Secretary-General on 16 February 2021, following the resignation of Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, which took effect on […]

    March 5, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  12. Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy partners with UNDP to create jobs and improve Food Security

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy is now equipped with more vital information that could assist the development of Barbados’ Blue Economy. The UNDP completed a Blue Scoping Study on behalf of the Ministry study that focused on the various components of that industry. This foundation document highlighted the possible emerging sectors in […]

    February 11, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  13. 2021: International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Alliance 8.7 global partnership, is launching the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, to encourage legislative and practical actions to eradicate child labour worldwide. The International Year was unanimously adopted in a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019. A main aim of the year […]

    January 18, 2021ControversyNo comments
  14. Regional Security System holding preparatory exercises ahead of 2021’s UNCTAD 15

    The Regional Security System (RSS) will be conducting an exercise today, Wednesday 02, December 2020 between 9am – 4pm relative to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 15th quadrennial ministerial conference (UNCTAD 15) to be held in Barbados from 25 to 30 April 2021. The general public is advised not to be overly […]

    December 2, 2020Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments

    The venue for the Civil Society Forum for the fifteenth session of the UNCTAD Ministerial Conference (UNCTAD 15) is the Coleridge and Parry School in Ashton Hall, St. Peter. This is the final venue to be confirmed for the six forums which will precede the Conference. In addition to Civil Society, there will be forums […]

    December 1, 2020Events, FeaturedNo comments
  16. UWI Scientist, Professor John Agard appointed by UN Secretary-General to co-chair 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report team

    Professor John Agard, a leading scientist from the Department of Life Sciences at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus has been appointed by UN Secretary-General, António Guterres to help draft the 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report. Professor Agard joins a diverse group of 15 independent scientists around the world, representing a wide […]

    November 20, 2020EducationNo comments
  17. SAVE THE DATE! ‘What’s Next?’ Global Conversation Nov. 3rd

    You are being invited to the next session in the “What’s Next?” Global Conversation Series, titled “Women’s agency and poverty eradication in Small Island Developing States.” This session is organized by staff from the SROC and will feature an engaging panel of development leaders including The Hon. Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados; USG Cristina Duarte, […]

    November 2, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  18. UN Launching multi-million-dollar Regional Project to Empower Women and Youth in the Agri/Fisheries Small Business Sectors

    The United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security Project will be formally launched on Tuesday 20 September. Set to benefit over 162,000 people in the Caribbean, the focus is on reaching the most vulnerable – particularly women and marginalised youth who continue to be disproportionately affected by economic, social and environmental challenges. UN Women and […]

    October 19, 2020Agriculture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  19. Time Capsule to culminates 400 years of African American History in Africa

    New York based H.R. 1242 Resilience Project will culminate their yearlong commemoration for the 400 Years of African American History with burying a time capsule in Equatorial Guinea this week. Despite the global pandemic of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever that the bridges between Africa and its Diaspora weather this storm, said Don Victor […]

    October 17, 2020Featured, TravelNo comments
  20. Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

    It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard. Today, on the International Day of the Girl, let’s commit to listening to and lifting up girls’ voices. Too often, their voices are silenced, in households, in schools and in the public sphere. For millions of girls around the world, silence is enforced through […]

    October 11, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  21. UNCTAD 15 National Organising Committee recruiting young volunteers

    Volunteers are needed for the fifteenth session of the UNCTAD Ministerial Conference (UNCTAD 15), which is to be hosted in Barbados next April. The Conference is the highest decision-making body of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and is held every four (4) years. During the Conference, policy makers from UNCTAD’s 195 […]

    October 1, 2020EventsNo comments
  22. Aquaculture project approaches with boost from Maritime Affairs

    (THANKS TO DAILY NATION) A number of Barbadians stand to benefit from a major aquaculture programme facilitated by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Adams Aquafarm and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. The project entails a five-day training exercise for 30 entrepreneurs interested in developing an aquaponics […]

    July 26, 2020Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  23. PM Mottley: Criteria Must Reflect Countries’ Needs

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley participates in a High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond, organized by the United Nations under the co-chairmanship, Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness – May 28, 2020 (provided by PMO’s Office).

    May 29, 2020Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  24. “Caribbean island states need differentiated treatment due to COVID19 – Here’s why.” By B’dos PM Mia Mottley and UN Resident Coordinator Didier Trebucq

    Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are characterised by their exposure to a variety of risks and limited capacity to deal with them when they occur. This is particularly true in the Eastern Caribbean, being especially prone to natural disasters that are up to 6 times more damaging when compared to developed countries. Now we are […]

    May 25, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  25. “Rise for All”, fea. Prime Minister of #Barbados

    The United Nations launched “Rise for All“. Convened by United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, Rise for All is a global advocacy effort to support the UN roadmap for social and economic recovery from COVID-19, and to fully fund the UN Response and Recovery Trust Fund. Our very own Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley participated […]

    May 2, 2020Culture, Video GalleryNo comments