A global approach is the only way to fight COVID-19, the UN says as it launches humanitarian response plan UN humanitarian chief warns that failing to help vulnerable countries fight the coronavirus now could place millions at risk and leave the virus free to circle back around the globe.  UN launches US$2 billion global humanitarian […]

The dietary impact of pulses is today receiving international attention, through the support of the UN General Assembly. While the reference to a pulse is traditionally known to be associated with the body’s circulatory system, annually on February 10th, the significance of legumes are brought into focus through the observance of World Pulses Day. Pulses, […]

Regional Officials to attend CARICOM Forum on International Investment Agreements  Investment officials from CARICOM Member States will come together for the CARICOM Forum on International Investment Agreements from 30 September to 2 October 2019 in Barbados. They will examine reform of international investment agreements (IIAs) including investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). Recognising the importance the Caribbean […]

United Nations (UN), Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Miroslav Jenča on Tuesday 23 July 2019 lauded the multi-faceted cooperation between the UN and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), noting “we can all be proud of the great achievements that it has yielded.” Mr Jenča highlighted the multi-agency UN-CARICOM cooperation in the “laudable initiative” to adopt […]

The 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly recently elected two Caribbean nationals, Justice Francis Belle of Barbados and Justice Eleanor Donaldson-Honeywell of Trinidad and Tobago, to serve 7 year terms of office on the United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) as half-time judges. The appointments took effect on July 10, 2019. UNDT half-time judges serve […]

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