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26 Oct 2017 description

CARICOM Media Release

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — CARICOM and Mexico, which both recently suffered devastating natural disasters, have agreed to strengthen cooperation in disaster risk management.

The agreement forms part of a Joint Declaration issued at the end of the Fourth CARICOM-Mexico Summit held in Belize on Wednesday 25 October 2017 under the joint chairmanship of CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell of Grenada and the President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto.

06 Jun 2012 description

Los representantes de los Países Miembros de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA) concluyeron hoy de exponer sus puntos de vista sobre la “Seguridad Alimentaria con Soberanía” durante la tercera plenaria de la XLII Asamblea General que se realiza en Cochabamba, Bolivia, en la que coincidieron en general sobre la necesidad de tomar medidas para mejorar la situación alimentaria en las Américas.

04 Nov 2010 description

La Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) se está movilizando para proporcionar asistencia a los Estados Miembros de Santa Lucía, San Vicente y las Granadinas y Barbados luego de la devastación provocada por el paso del Huracán Tomás.

La OEA preside el Comité Interamericano para la Reducción de los Desastres Naturales.

A las pocas horas de haberse reportado los primeros daños a los Estados Miembros y los pedidos de asistencia, el Secretario General de la OEA, José Miguel Insulza, y el Secretario General Adjunto de la OEA, Albert R.

22 Aug 2007 description

Delegations from Member States that have been affected by natural disasters that recently overwhelmed the region briefed the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today on the soaring number of casualties, massive material damages and the recovery efforts currently underway in those countries.

At the beginning of the regular meeting, the Permanent Council observed a minute of silence in memory of the victims of Hurricane Dean and the devastating earthquake that killed more than 500 people in the city of Pisco, Peru.

Ambassador Deborah-Mae Lovell, …

14 Jul 2005 description

Hurricanes currently beating down on several Caribbean countries are a major concern to the Organization of American States, with Secretary General José Miguel Insulza today expressing sympathy over the loss of life in Haiti and other countries in the Caribbean. Particular concern was expressed over the impact of hurricane Emily on Grenada.

The Secretary General said the OAS has already begun consultations with the mechanisms of the inter-American system and with other key international bodies to determine what assistance can be rendered.

24 Sep 2004 description

Diplomats from the countries most affected by recent hurricanes in the Caribbean region told their colleagues at the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today that they need the help of the international community to recover.

At the beginning of the session, the Permanent Council held a moment of silence in memory of the victims of Hurricane Jeanne, which left more than 1,100 people dead and more than 1,000 still missing in Haiti.

Haiti's Alternate Ambassador to the OAS, Jean Ricot Dorméus, said that in addition to the terrible loss of life, his country …

20 Sep 2004 description

Renewing the Organization of American States' (OAS) offer to help mobilize donors and technical support for hurricane-ravaged countries of the Caribbean, Secretary General Miguel Ángel Rodríguez said he was "deeply concerned and very sorry" about the devastation that hurricanes Ivan and Frances have caused on the nations of CARICOM."

The Secretary General, who assumed office last week, sent the CARICOM leaders a letter as they met in emergency session in Trinidad and Tobago capital to discuss immediate response strategies after the hurricanes battered Grenada as well …

13 Sep 2004 description

With citizens now picking up the pieces after hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan cut a deadly trail through The Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St.