Tag: United Nations

U.S. Attorney’s Office Seeks To Increase Awareness Of Elder Abuse On WEAAD Day

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Justice has initiated an Elder Justice Initiative which seeks to combat elder abuse and financial fraud targeted at seniors. Elder abuse is an intentional or negligent act by any person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to an older adult. It is a term used […]

Is Every Religion Treated The Same In The Dominican Republic? U.S. Embassy Reports

SANTO DOMINGO — The constitution provides for freedom of religion and belief. A concordat with the Holy See designates Roman Catholicism as the official state religion and extends to the Catholic Church special privileges not granted to other religious groups. These include funding for expenses, including administration and construction, visa exceptions, and exemptions for customs […]

World Food Prize Goes To Nutrition Expert In Fish Research From Trinidad

DES MOINES, Iowa — A nutrition expert who pioneered innovative ways of raising fish rich in micronutrients and fatty acids and incorporating them into diets in developing countries was named the recipient of the World Food Prize on Tuesday. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, 71, who grew up in Trinidad & Tobago and later became a citizen […]

United Nations ‘Deeply Saddened’ Over Capsized Boat That Killed 2 Near Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it is “deeply saddened” by the latest loss of at least two lives after a boat capsized off Venezuela’s shores on April 22, According to local authorities, at least 24 people including several children are believed to have […]

Blinken To Meet Virtually With All 15 Caribbean Foreign Ministers Today

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet virtually today with 15 foreign ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), State Department spokesman Ned Price said. “They will discuss a number of issues affecting our region, including climate change and disaster resilience and reinforce the deep bond we share with our Caribbean neighbors,” Price […]

U.N. Wants $29.2 Million To Help St. Vincent Citizens Displaced By Volcano

NEW YORK—- The United Nations launched an appeal on Tuesday for $29.2 million to help some 15,000 people displaced when the La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted earlier this month. “We are in a dire situation frankly … We’re not out of the woods,” St. Vincent and the Grenadines […]

ECLAC Countries Call For Cooperation And A Resilient COVID-19 Recovery

SANTIAGO, Chile — Premiers and senior government officials from the Caribbean’s non-independent territories have called for sustained cooperation in advancing resilient and sustainable development and identifying common responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, during a high-level meeting with Alicia Bárcena, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the […]

Countries of Latin America And The Caribbean Approve ECLAC’s Proposal For Transformation In The Wake of COVID-19

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — The thirty-eighth session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) concluded on Wednesday with countries’ recognition of the work carried out by the United Nations regional commission. The Commission also approved the document Building a New Future: Transformative Recovery with Equality and Sustainability, in which the Commission calls for […]

How Will The Poor Countries Of The World Get The Coronavirus Vaccine? The Short Answer Is, They Won’t

NEW YORK — If the United Nations was created from the ashes of World War II, what will be born from the global crisis of COVID-19? Many world leaders at this week’s virtual U.N. summit hope it will be a vaccine made available and affordable to all countries, rich and poor. But with the U.S., […]

Latin American Center Launches ‘Groundbreaking’ Caribbean Initiative To Fight COVID-19 With The U.S.

WASHINGTON —The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Wednesday launched a groundbreaking Caribbean initiative focused on accelerating the region’s strategic importance as a key partner for the United States. This new body of work will bring increased recognition to the importance of the Caribbean amid vast hemispheric and global challenges. Establishment of the […]