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10 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.

23 Feb 2018 description

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The MIRPS has been developed through government-led consultations with all stakeholders, including persons of concern, UN country teams, civil society, the private sector and academia acquiring a whole-of-society approach. Regional networks and organizations complement the national action plans and set up regional and global responsibility-sharing mechanisms to bring a regional dimension to the MIRPS.

22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

21 septembre 2017 – Seuls 15 pays dans le monde disposent des trois politiques nationales de base qui contribuent à garantir que les parents disposent du temps et des ressources nécessaires pour soutenir le développement cérébral sain de leurs jeunes enfants, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Only 15 countries worldwide have three essential national policies that support families with young children – UNICEF

New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development

05 Jul 2017 description

FOREWORD

The United Nations (UN) is adapting its planning and programmes to better help Caribbean countries ensure that no one is left behind in their thrust to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
From Jamaica in the north, through the vibrant islands of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), to Guyana in the south, the Caribbean has demonstrated a wide variety of development achievements and considerable convergence in the challenges countries face.

16 Jun 2017 description

The North of Central America suffers high levels of violence stemming from gangs and other organized criminal groups.
This insecurity is compelling an increasing number of persons – often entire families – to flee their homes, within their countries or to nearby countries.
Nine countries of the region are affected by these movements and a regional response is therefore of paramount importance.

KEY INDICATORS

15 Nov 2016 description

Ayer en la Universidad para la Paz en Costa Rica, se dieron cita 100 maestros, profesores y representantes de los Ministerios de Educación de Belice, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá y República Dominicana para recibir una capacitación en este programa.

14 Sep 2016 description

Latin America and the Caribbean is a diverse region and does not follow a single pattern of development. This Report is separated into two volumes which share the same narrative: the Regional Human Development Report – the first volume – covers the entire region, while deepening the analysis on Latin America; and this current Caribbean Human Development Report – the second volume – approaches the multidimensional challenges of sustainable development and human progress taking into consideration the particularities of the Caribbean.

31 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

32,179 New asylum applications from the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA) citizens in North and Central America countries in 2016 (Jan-Jun).

99,522 Deportations of NTCA citizens from the USA and Mexico in 2016 (Jan-Jun).

565% Increase in asylum applications in Belize,
Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama from NTCA citizens in 2016 (Jan-Jun) compared to the same period in 2015.

12 Jul 2016 description

Introduction

This supplementary appeal is presented as a follow-up of the Protection and Solutions Strategy for the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA) launched in December 2015. It outlines UNHCR’s protection and solutions interventions planned for 2016 to respond to additional and most urgent needs of refugees, asylum-seekers, returnees and internally displaced people from the NTCA in countries of origin, transit and asylum, encompassing Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama.

30 Jun 2016 description

A total of USD 23.7 million* in financial requirements for the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA) situation, including USD 18.1 million in additional requirements, for the period January - December 2016:

  • USD 10.5 million for Mexico
  • USD 10 million for the Panama Regional Office
  • USD 1.3 million for Costa Rica
  • USD 1.6 million for Belize
  • USD 0.3 million for regional activities

*This total includes support costs (7 per cent).

03 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • BRAZIL: UNICEF carried out 23 trainings on the new UNICEF Seal strategic action against the Aedes aegypti mosquito with the participation of 2,258 people (including 730 adolescents) from 681 municipalities in 9 states.

  • COLOMBIA: UNICEF is coordinating mobilization actions reaching 354 schools and training 500 teachers on community engagement methods and solid waste management.

23 Oct 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Belize City has been the area most affected in the country as an area of low pressure passing over the region has been dumping large amounts of water in the area since Friday evening, October 16, 2015.

  • Flooding has placed the city at a standstill with emergency management organizations working on evacuating affected residents.

20 Oct 2015 description

A weak area of low pressure located in the Gulf of Honduras is producing showers and thunderstorm activity across portions of Belize. The disturbance is moving slowly westward to west-north westward across the southern Yucatan Peninsula and into the extreme south western Gulf of Mexico during the next few days. This system will likely produce heavy rainfall across portions of Belize, northern Guatemala, and the Yucatan Peninsula during the next few days.

SCHOOLS

02 Aug 2013 description

Presentación sobre los avances en Educación en relación con la Política Centroamericana de Gestión Integral de Riesgo de Desastres (PCGIR), y la agenda para la reunión celebrada los días  Lunes 22, Martes 23 y Miércoles 24 de julio de 2013.

18 Apr 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

School failure affects more than 3.5 million children and adolescents in Central America

The study notes the progress made in education in the region and the ‘bottlenecks’ that still prevent the universalization of basic education

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, April 17, 2013 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Central American Educational and Cultural Coordination of Central American Integration System (CECC / SICA) launched today, in a joint effort, the report Finishing school in Central America: the pending challenges.

07 Nov 2012 description
report UN Women

Women in conflict and transitional countries take centre stage

Funds allocated received by more than 350 initiatives in 128 countries in 16-year history

New York, 7 November—The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today kicked off its 16th year announcing more than US$8 million in grants to 12 local initiatives in 18 countries. In ten countries, funds will be used to address violence against women in conflict, post conflict and transitional settings, including Libya for the first time.

03 Feb 2012 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, February 3, 2012 (CDEMA) ‐ The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, in collaboration with the national disaster offices of Belize, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia, has organised a series of capacity building workshops to address disaster risk reduction related to the safety of schools and to the agriculture sector.

The workshops are supported under the CARICOM/Brazil/FAO Cooperation Programme on disaster risk reduction and the first of these was held in Belize during the week of January 24 to 27, 2012.