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  1. WFP to build logistics Hub in Barbados

    Strengthening emergency preparedness and response capacities of the Caribbean islands, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), through a partnership with the Government of Barbados and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) will build a logistics hub and training centre in Barbados. “Barbados is ideally placed to be able to ensure with the help […]

    August 12, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  2. CORALL PARTNERSHIP WITH UNDP ON WORLD OCEANS DAY 2022

    Collaboration is vital. That is the message conveyed jointly by — Dr. David Bynoe, National Coordinator of the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Program implemented by the United Nations Development Program (GEF SGP UNDP) – and Susan Mahon, President of the Coral Reef Restoration Alliance (CORALL).  Their two organisations recently hosted an event on UN […]

    June 23, 2022Featured, NatureNo comments
  3. SHARP RISE IN FOOD INSECURITY IN THE CARIBBEAN, SURVEY FINDS

    An estimated 2.8 million people or nearly 40 percent of the population in the English-speaking Caribbean is food insecure, 1 million more than in April 2020, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Severe food insecurity continues to increase in […]

    May 4, 2022Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Sanders Commentary: Those who damage legal international order must be held to account

    Over the last few weeks since the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, the world has witnessed the greatest weakness in the machinery entrusted with maintaining international peace and security. That machinery is the UN Security Council in which 5 permanent members each have a power of veto over all decisions. The weakness is […]

    April 13, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  5. Environment Minister Praises Barbados’ Climate Commitment & Opportunity in a Post-COVID19 Green Recovery

    Despite the planet emerging from a COVID pandemic straight into a military crisis between Moscow and Ukraine, Barbados continues to punch above its weight when it comes to Climate Resiliency. Minister Forde cited the National Energy Policy programme committed to a clean energy future. He also noted the Roofs to Reefs aiming to strengthen adapting […]

    March 17, 2022Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. CDB and CCRIF to host Regional Integrated Risk Management Conference

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and CCRIF SPC will host the 2022 Caribbean Regional Risk Conference on April 6th & 7th, to provide a forum for policymakers, senior technocrats, and other stakeholders to explore country risk management and risk governance. Under the theme, “Introducing Country Risk Management to Advance Sustainable Development”, the event will address […]

    March 2, 2022NatureNo comments
  7. Sir Hilary appointed to Council of United Nations University

    The United Nations and its Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, have appointed Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, to the governing Council of the United Nations University. The appointment is for a period of six years beginning May 3, 2022. The main functions of the Council are to […]

    March 2, 2022Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  8. United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week Zoom event

    will be sharing highlights from her award-winning book, Meant to Be, as the Guest Speaker for a United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week Zoom event hosted by the Interfaith Council of Halton in Halton, Ontario. Advance registration is at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsf-ChrDstE9QlKNwLzUUxQiEgbAf0R2lK. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with details. Please share this important […]

    January 20, 2022Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  9. STRONG DECLARATION ON COVID-19 VACCINES, TRADE, DEBT AND CLIMATE ADOPTED AT HISTORIC UNCTAD15 CONFERENCE

    UNCTAD’s 15th quadrennial conference (UNCTAD15) held 3 to 7 October adopted an agreement to promote inclusive and resilient economic recovery in developing countries as they grapple with unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines, a debt crisis, the climate emergency and other unprecedented challenges. Multilateral spirit and leadership Secretary-General Grynspan commended the organization’s member states for their multilateral spirit […]

    October 12, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  10. UN Secretary General Calls For Level Playing Field

    With countries grappling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing debts and a growing climate crisis, UN Secretary General, António Guterres, is calling for a level playing field for all involved. In fact, he called on countries represented at the conference to make better choices, and to have more discussions in order to avoid […]

    October 5, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  11. Barbadian Leader deems Treatment Of Small States As “Immoral & Unjust”

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley told the global community it is “immoral and unjust” for those causing the suffering of small island developing states, to say they should pay to correct the issues on their own. “It is immoral and unjust in the extreme for persons to cause our suffering and our societies and economies […]

    October 5, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  12. DISTINGUISHED KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR UNCTAD 15 GENDER & DEVELOPMENT FORUM

    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
  13. FOREIGN MINISTER AND UNGA PRESIDENT DISCUSS MATTERS RELATED TO UNCTAD 15

    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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. NOBEL LAUREATE ESTHER DUFLO TO DELIVER UNCTAD’S PRESTIGIOUS LECTURE

    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
  17. 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 among at least four other parties) accused Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot of being Switzerland in her neutrality – what […]

    May 19, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. UNCTAD 15 CONFERENCE FOR BARBADOS GOES VIRTUAL

    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
  21. MESSAGE FROM AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE, SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARICOM, ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

    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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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