UN offices in the Caribbean

ECLAC – ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN FAO – FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION IOM – UNITED NATIONS MIGRATION ILO – INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION IMO – INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION ISA –  INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY UN AIDS UNDP – UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME UNEP – UN ENVIRONMENT UNHCR – UNITED NATIONS REFUGEE AGENCY UNHCHR […]

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World Health Organization ‘absolutely critical’ to neutralizing coronavirus threat – UN chief

The World Health Organization (WHO) must be supported across the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, describing the UN health agency, which has led the multilateral response since the beginning, as “absolutely critical” in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the most dangerous challenges this world has faced […]

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ILO: COVID-19 eliminates the equivalent of 14 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean, and challenges the region to seek measures to face the crisis

The region records enormous losses in working hours, which is reflected in a drop in employment. The pandemic especially affects sectors that generate a large number of jobs in the region, such as commerce and the service industry. The catastrophic effect of COVID-19 on working hours and labour income globally is also evident in Latin […]

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PAHO Director calls for protection of health workers in face of the advancing COVID19 pandemic in the region of the Americas

Washington, April 7, 2020 (PAHO) – Warning that cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have doubled in a week in the Region of the Americas, Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne today urged countries to take measures that protect health care workers to ensure they have access to the personal protective equipment and supplies they need […]

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Protecting the Caribbean’s most vulnerable people in the face of COVID-19: A UN Resident Coordinator blog

The United Nations is working closely with governments in the Caribbean to protect the region’s most vulnerable people from the impact of the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19. For this latest in our occasional series, Didier Trebucq, United Nations Resident Coordinator to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, explains what action they are taking in that region. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

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WHO concerned over rapid escalation in COVID-19 spread as caseload approaches one million

Deaths from COVID-19 have more than doubled in the past week and will soon reach 50,000 worldwide, while the global caseload is heading towards one million, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists on Wednesday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there has been “a near exponential growth” in case numbers over the past five […]

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‘Working round the clock’ to aid Venezuelan refugees and migrants during COVID-19 pandemic: UN agencies

Two United Nations agencies came together Tuesday to urge the international community not to overlook the on-going plight of millions of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the world The deadly virus might have brought many aspects of life around the world to a standstill, but the humanitarian implications of the Venezuela crisis have not ceased, said the UN refugee […]

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United Nations Secretary-General launches plan to address the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of COVID-19

Establishes global fund to support low- and middle-income countries NEW YORK, 31 MARCH 2020—The new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is attacking societies at their core,claiming lives and people’s livelihoods. The potential longer-term effects on the global economy and those of individual countries are dire.In a new report, Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts […]

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