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News in Brief 16 March 2017 (PM)

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Abrupt funding cuts undermine impact of longer-term reform efforts: UN Abrupt funding cuts can force the adoption of ad hoc measures that will undermine the impact of longer-term reform efforts, a Spokesperson for…

16 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Drought a bigger problem than hurricanes for Caribbean farmers

Donovan Stanberry of Jamaica's Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries. Photo: UN News/M. Wells.

Drought is a bigger, more "insidious" problem for vulnerable farmers in Jamaica and the Caribbean than the more headline-grabbing…

15 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Reality “catching up” with short-term thinking on development: UNDP

Matilde Mordt, senior UN Development Programme official for Latin America and the Caribbean. Photo: UN News/Matthew Wells

When it comes to the whole "action agenda" on sustainable development, "reality is catching up" with governments which fail…

14 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Private sector "key role" in reducing disaster risk "collectively"

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The private sector has a key role in reducing disaster risk as part of a "collective" process involving all…

14 Mar 2017 / Listen /
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