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Tag Archives: United Nations

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. UNCTAD 15 CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM TO BE HOSTED AT THE COLERIDGE & PARRY SCHOOL

    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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. “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
  17. “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
  18. Dare to Invent the Future: Apply to be a UN Young Champion of the Earth

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has officially started accepting applications for the 2020 Young Champions of the Earth prize. The global competition is one of the UN’s most prestigious prizes for young environmental entrepreneurs who have big ideas to solve the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges. Winners selected from seven regions spanning the globe […]

    February 13, 2020Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. Equatorial Guinea stands in solidarity at United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Program

    At the United Nations Headquarters recently, Equatorial Guinea Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Second Secretary, Isabel Avomo Sima, representing Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba, stood in solidarity for Holocaust Remembrance ceremony with Rev. Dr. William Shillady, CEO, City Society, Rabbi Joe Potasnik, Executive Vice President of New York Board of Rabbis, and Don Victor Mooney, […]

    January 31, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  20. Challenge to anti-sodomy law in Jamaica heard by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

    Sarah Bosha, legal and research advisor from AIDS-Free World, Maurice Tomlinson of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, and Samir Varma, partner with the U.S. law firm Thompson Hine LLP presented a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on behalf of two gay Jamaicans challenging their country’s anti-sodomy law. The legal team argued […]

    December 5, 2019ControversyNo comments
  21. ‘Her Story: Journeys to Greatness’ Co-Sponsors? Digicel & IGT via AmCham BEC March 10, 2019Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  22. ‘Her Story: Journeys to Greatness’ Co-Sponsors? Signia Globe Financial, Seven Seas (since 1935) and Platinum Services March 10, 2019Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  23. ‘Her Story: Journeys to Greatness’ Co-Sponsors? Seven Seas (since 1935) with American Chamber of Commerce: Barbados & Eastern Caribbean (AmCham BEC) March 10, 2019Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  24. ‘Her Story: Journeys to Greatness’ Co-Sponsors? Platinum Services & Digicel via AmCham BEC March 10, 2019Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. ‘Her Story: Journeys to Greatness’ Co-Sponsors? IGT & Signia Globe Financial via AmCham BEC March 10, 2019Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments