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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

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 Mar 2017 description

Description of the disaster

Hurricane Earl made landfall on 4 August 2016, with wind gusts of up to 110 km/h, as estimated by the United States’ National Hurricane Centre.

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.

09 Aug 2016 description

Situation

In Belize, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) stated that flash flood waters are swelling the river banks and people living in the following areas need to be prepared: Cayo District, Belize River Valley and La Democracia.

Damage assessments are ongoing as the storm caused more damage than government of Belize (GOB) originally estimated it would, and these effects will be felt in the short and medium-term.

14 Oct 2013 description

Este 13 de octubre asistimos a la celebración a nivel global del Día Internacional para la Reducción de Desastres, que este año ha dedicado con especial prioridad su atención, a las personas que tienen algún tipo de discapacidad.