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BUILDING RESILIENCE IN THE CARIBBEAN

Climate change—and all natural hazards, in fact—hit Small Island Developing States hard, even though these countries haven't historically contributed to the problem. Extreme exposure to disasters such as flooding, hurricanes, droughts, landslides and earthquakes place these countries at a particularly vulnerable position. In addition to saving lives, for every dollar spent in disaster preparedness and [...]

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IMF/ ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LATIN AMERICA

According to the IMF's latest forecast, economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to remain low in 2014. IMF

24 Apr 2014 | Read More »

CUBA / BAN HAIRCUT

The Secretary-General gets an impromptu haircut while touring Old Havana. UNTV

28 Jan 2014 | Read More »

IMF / LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN OUTLOOK

The International Monetary Fund says that growth in Latin America and the Caribbeanis set to pick up from 3 percent in 2012 to 3 and a half percent in 2013, supported by stronger external demand, favorable financing conditions, and the effects of earlier policy easing in some countries. IMF  

6 May 2013 | Read More »

GA / SANDY IMPACT

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today "extreme weather due to climate change is the new normal" and "there can be no looking away, no persisting with business as usual, no hoping the threat will diminish or disappear." UNTV

9 Nov 2012 | Read More »

UN / HUMANITARIAN

Senior UN humanitarian official John Ging today briefed on the dire humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which he just visited, as well as in Syria and the Caribbean following Hurricane Sandy. UNTV

5 Nov 2012 | Read More »

 

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