Human Development

  • Photo of We must rally around the Every Caribbean Woman Every Caribbean Child Initiative – UNSE

    We must rally around the Every Caribbean Woman Every Caribbean Child Initiative – UNSE

    This is the  charge from the United Nations Secretary-General Special Envoy(UNSE)  for HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean, Dr. Edward Greene, in his message on the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2017, being observed on 8 March 2017.   Titled Let us together do what it takes to #be bold for Change, the UNSE also called  for the “…support…

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  • Photo of Caribbean female voices say there are greater roles for first ladies

    Caribbean female voices say there are greater roles for first ladies

      Several women of prominence are calling for the Caribbean’s first ladies and the spouses of heads of government to be allowed more prominent roles in the development of their countries and the advancement of various causes. The call comes on the heels of the establishment of a Caribbean First Ladies/Spouses Network (CARIFLAN) to champion the ‘Every Caribbean Woman Every…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads to champion ECWECC initiative: Violence against women and women’s and children’s health are priority interventions

    CARICOM Heads to champion ECWECC initiative: Violence against women and women’s and children’s health are priority interventions

    CARICOM Heads of the Government have agreed to champion the Every Caribbean Woman Every Caribbean Child (ECWECC) initiative and other activities focussed on addressing violence against women and women’s and children’s health. The ECWECC initiative revolves around opportunities to improve the lives of women, children and adolescents. It focuses on four priority issues: teenage pregnancy; violence against women and children…

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  • Photo of Adolescent Pregnancy is not just a Health issue – UNFPA

    Adolescent Pregnancy is not just a Health issue – UNFPA

    UNFPA Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean has embarked on a sexual and reproductive health information programme, to increase awareness about the health and development challenges posed by adolescent pregnancy, and provoke action to address the problem in the region.   Through the public education programme, UNFPA has sought to highlight elements of the Integrated Strategic Framework for the Reduction of…

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  • Commit to tough decisions and follow through – Chair of COTED

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Commit to tough decisions, and follow through on them. That was the challenge thrown out by the Honourable Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Guyana and Chair of the Council of Trade and Economic Development (COTED), on Friday. Delivering the address at the opening of the Special Session on the…

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  • EXPOSURE TO VIOLENCE LEADS TO STRESS RELATED ILLNESS IN YOUTH, SAY CARICOM OFFICIAL

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Dr Heather Johnson, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Deputy Programme Manager, Youth Development says, young people who are constantly exposed to violence invariably develop complex psychosomatic illnesses which very often lead to other chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, hypertension, mental illnesses and heart diseases. Dr Johnson who also majored in psychology was delivering…

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  • TRADITIONAL SOCIALIZATION AGENTS HAVE FAILED, SAYS ST KITTS AND NEVIS MINISTER OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The third leg of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) National Consultations on Gangs and Gang violence project opened in St Kitts and Nevis on Monday with a call from that country’s Minister of Social Development Culture and Gender Affairs Honourable Marcella Liburd for “traditional shapers of society “to reassert their role in order to mitigate…

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  • CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL (AG) CALLS FOR PLEDGES TO HAITI TO BE HONOURED

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) “The world’s pledged generosity to Haiti has little value until and unless it translates into improved conditions for the people of that country.” This is the view of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Acting Secretary-General as she received, on Thursday, Letters of Credence from the Plenipotentiary Representative  of Italy to CARICOM, His Excellency Paolo Serpi,…

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