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Latin America, Caribbean ‘must step up’ to tackle rising hunger: FAO

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean “can and must step up” to tackle rising levels of hunger, poverty and inequality, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, said on Wednesday.

Caribbean vital to tackling COVID-19, climate change, UN chief tells regional leaders

New York: The twin crises of COVID-19 and climate change present a once in a generation opportunity for the Caribbean and its development partners to form a new alliance for inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery, the UN Secretary-General told regional Heads of Government on Thursday. 

Two Dutch military killed, as helicopter crashes in Caribbean Sea

Moscow/UNI: A Dutch military helicopter has crashed in the Caribbean Sea near Aruba, a constituent country in the Netherlands, killing two crew members, the media reported on Monday.

‘Historic’ Caribbean dust storm shows value of forecast services: UN weather agency

New York: A massive dust storm currently blanketing many parts of the Caribbean, posing a significant threat to regional health, has revealed the importance of having effective warning systems in place, the World Meteorological Office (WMO) said on Friday.

Universal basic income the right prescription for Latin America & Caribbean – UN report

New York/IBNS: A new report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) unveiled on Tuesday, proposes that governments ensure immediate temporary cash transfers to help millions of people struggling to meet basic needs, as the massive fallout from COVID-19 ripples across the region’s economies.

UN spotlights ‘explosive’ obesity rates, hunger in Latin America and Caribbean

New York/IBNS: Since 1975, adult obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean region has tripled, while one in four are going hungry, according to figures published by the UN on Tuesday.

After decade of progress, rural areas of Latin America, Caribbean slide back into poverty – UN report

New York, Nov 22 (IBNS): For the first time in a decade, the number of people falling into poverty in rural Latin America and the Caribbean has increased by two million, according to a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, which called the worrying trend a “historical reversal.”

Hunger and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean compounded by inequality: UN report

New York, Nov 7 (IBNS): For the third consecutive year, the number of those chronically hungry has increased in Latin America and the Caribbean, while 250 million – 60 percent of the regional population - are obese or overweight, representing the biggest  threat to nutritional health, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday.

Caribbean hurricane season ‘will be different this time’

New York, Sept 7 (IBNS): In September 2017 two category five hurricanes swept across the Caribbean, devastating island communities in the region.  In the 2nd part of this special report marking the one year anniversary of hurricanes Irma and Maria hitting the Caribbean, UN News looks at how the UN has responded, helping communities to get back on their feet, and preparing them for the inevitability of more damaging hurricanes in the future.

In the eye of the Caribbean storm: one year on from Irma and Maria

New York, Sept 6 (IBNS): “It was angry. That's what it sounded like to me. When the roof came off, there were these horrible screeches, this horrible noise. It was devastating, and we all had to run”.

Economy on a steady rise in Latin America and Caribbean region ‘despite international turbulence’ – UN report

New York, Aug 24 (IBNS): Amid external uncertainty and volatility, the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow by an average of 1.5 per cent this year, thanks to a rebound in private consumption and a slight increase in investment, according to a United Nations flagship report issued on Thursday.

With Caribbean still rebuilding after devastating storms, UNICEF helping to boost resilience ahead of next hurricane season

New York, Mar 21 (JEN): Despite a massive humanitarian effort over the past six months in the Eastern Caribbean, Cuba and Haiti, there is still much work to be done to rehabilitate water and sanitation and other infrastructure damaged by powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Tuesday.  

Latin America and Caribbean must ‘radically transform’ food habits to combat obesity – UN agency

New York, Mar 8 (JEN): A “radical transformation” of food systems and food habits is critical to combat the growing scourge of overweight and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations food security agency said on Wednesday.

Hailing regional efforts, senior UN official urges Latin America and the Caribbean to continue to protect people on the move

New York, Feb 20 (IBNS): Recognizing Latin American and Caribbean countries as “pioneers” in the protection of refugees and asylum seekers, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees urged the region to bolster its standards even further given the global increase in number of people being driven from their homes.

UN regional forum for Latin America and Caribbean marks 70th anniversary

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) celebrated its 70th anniversary on Wednesday with a high-level seminar at its headquarters in Santiago, Chile, reaffirming its commitment to working for the dignity and well-being of all the region's inhabitants.