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Financing SDGs a major concern for Caribbean Community

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

Ensuring financing so that they can meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is among the top concerns for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the man leading the regional bloc has said. Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque…

24 Sep 2016 / Listen /

News in Brief 03 July 2015 (AM)

The UN Secretary-General address the CARICOM Summit in Bridgetown, Barbados. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

  Caribbean praised for role on climate change The Caribbean region has been praised by the UN Secretary-General as…

3 Jul 2015 /

Nauru urged to withdraw measures threatening freedom of expression

UN investigator David Kaye wants to see states promote encryption to protect people's identities with no possibility of "backdoor" access to data.

Nauru has been urged by the UN to withdraw recent amendments to the country's criminal code which it says…

22 May 2015 /

Samoa pushes to reduce gender violence and increase political representation of women

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Efforts are underway on the Pacific Ocean island of Samoa to reduce gender violence and increase the political representation…

21 Sep 2014 /
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