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UN Delegation Concludes Haiti Visit, Focuses on Police Reform

 Above: Security Council President Ambassador Kodjo Menan in Haiti (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff A United Nations Security Council delegation concluded its visit to Haiti today with a visit to a police academy where the world body …

UN Security Council Delegation Arrives in Haiti for Talks with Martelly, Conille

 Above: UN peacekeepers in Haiti (MINUSTAH Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A United Nations Security Council delegation arrived in Port-au-Prince today to begin a four-day visit to Haiti. The group met first Monday afternoon with Prime Minister Garry Conille. …

UN: Give Emerging Economies Increased Role in Global Governance

 Above: UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The international community should give emerging economies a greater role in global governance mechanisms, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said today. “We need to ensure both …

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 Above: Some of the weapons set for destruction (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica began the destruction of approximately 4,000 weapons and a half-ton of small arms ammunition in a disposal exercise today. The move, which began with …

 Above: crowds outside the Presidential Palace in Haiti in 2011 (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier must face charges for human rights abuses, the United Nations said today. The world body voiced its …

 Above: Finance Minister Chris Sinckler By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados will not “roll over and play dead” during the current economic recession, according to Finance Minister Chris Sinckler. “That’s not the stance this government has, or will ever take, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana has made several new appointments to its diplomatic corps, highlighted by naming George Talbot as Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Talbot was previously the Charge d’Affaires of Guyana to the UN in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s economy is projected to grow 1.7 percent in 2012, following an estimated 0.7 percent growth in 2011, according to data from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. That …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucian total GDP is projected to grow 3.5 percent in 2012, following an estimated 2.6 percent growth in 2011, according to a report from the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Total GDP in Dominica is projected to grow by 1.5 percent in 2012, up from an estimated 0.9 percent in 2011, according to a report from the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and …

 Above: Nigel Fisher (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There have been significant advances in Haiti in the areas of education, health, job creation and infrastructure, among others, according to Nigel Fisher, deputy special representative of UN Secretary General …

 Above: Haitian wait for cholera treatment at a center in Haiti (UN Photo: Sophia Paris) By the Caribbean Journal staff More than 5,000 Haitians, either victims of cholera or relatives of victims, have submitted claims to the United Nations and …

 Above: MINUSTAH Chief Mariano Fernandez (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The top United Nations envoy to Haiti said he was concerned over the political tension arising from the arrest of Haitian Member of Parliament Arnel Belizaire. Belizaire was …

 Above: UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos on her visit to Haiti this week (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The estimated 600,000 people still in camps after last year’s earthquake in Haiti are “extremely vulnerable,” UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie …

 Above: a UN training exercise in Haiti (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By Ilio Durandis Haiti’s army was disbanded in 1995, shortly after the first return from exile of President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Ever since, the reinstating of the army has been …

 Above: UN Under-secretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Humanitarian assistance must continue in Haiti, alongside development and reconstruction work, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos said today. “The humanitarian crisis in Haiti …

 Above: Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Foreign Minster Dr Surujrattan Rambachan called for the UN to recruit more women as mediators, especially from small island developing states like those in the Caribbean, saying …

 Above: CARICOM SG Irwin LaRocque and UN SG Ban Ki-moon (UN Photo: JC McIlwaine) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this weekend on the eve of the General Assembly …