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Women's advance is not an option, it is essential: Haiti

Women learn to read and write in a classroom in Haiti

Women's advancement is not an option; it is essential, the delegate of Haiti Nicole Romulus told the General Assembly's Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee during a discussion on the advancement of women. She stressed that "gender equality is not something we can afford to postpone", adding that integrating women into decision-making is important for Haiti. [...]

19 Oct 2012 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

The Bahamas warns against allowing the decolonization process to succumb to lethargy

Decolonisation Committee meeting

The General Assembly's committee that handles decolonization matters has forwarded 10 draft texts to the Assembly, with half of them being approved without a vote, reaffirming the rights of the people of Non-Self-Governing Territories to shape their destiny. The committee approved its annual omnibus draft resolution on Questions of a number of territories including several [...]

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UN Radio News 19 October 2012

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Jamaica attaches great importance to role of UN n advancing global development agenda

Raymond Wolfe

The role of the United Nations development system in advancing the global development agenda is one to which Jamaica attached great importance. Ambassador Raymond Wolfe told the UN General Assembly's Economic and Financial Committee that the support of the United Nations is particularly relevant as Jamaica pursues its development goals against the backdrop of the [...]

19 Oct 2012 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Cambodia and the World Bank tackle child malnutrition

Cambodian boys

  By all accounts, Cambodia is doing very well economically. For the first decade of the 21st century, it was the 15th fastest growing economy of the world, according to the World Bank. And, says the Bank, for the past two years, the country's economic performance has remained strong. But despite these impressive accomplishments, malnutrition [...]

19 Oct 2012 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Antigua urges provision of adequate funding for UN system operational activities

John Ashe

CARICOM has frequently underscored the importance of the provision of adequate and predictable funding for the UN system and in particular for its operational activities. So says the Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda Ambassador John Ashe. He told the General Assembly's Economic and Financial Committee that in spite of the continued appeals by CARICOM, [...]

19 Oct 2012 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Promoting gender equality and empowerment of women a CARICOM priority: Guyana

George Talbot

Caribbean history — from slavery to independence — bore ample testimony to the crucial role played by women in all aspects of development. That's what Guyana's Representative Ambassador George Talbot, told the General Assembly's Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee at the start of its three-day discussion on the advancement of women. Speaking on behalf of [...]

19 Oct 2012 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Perpetrators of sexual violence must have no place to hide: UN expert

rapelarge

  People who commit rape and other acts of sexual violence against women during conflicts must know that they have no place to hide anywhere in the world, says the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict.  Zainab Bangura says although in most cases perpetrators target women, men and boys are increasingly becoming [...]

19 Oct 2012 | Posted in Women | Read More »

New camp for Somali refugees in Ethiopia

The number of Somali refugees living in the Dollo Ado refugee camp in southeast Ethiopia has passed the 170,000 mark, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. The agency says the Dollo Ado refugee complex is now the second largest refugee camp in the world after the Daadab complex in Kenya which hosts over 400,000 [...]

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