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18 Oct 2017 description

By Julio Berdergué, FAO Regional Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Pablo Aguirre, technical advisor of the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

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.

16 Oct 2017 description

UN-SPIDER at a glance

UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices conduct virtual meeting

10 Oct 2017 description

FAO and PAHO warn that hunger has increased in six countries and now affects 2.4 million persons in the region. While, overweight continues to be a public health problem across the Americas.

10 October 2017, Santiago, Chile – The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of progress.

Meanwhile, overweight affects all age groups in men and women, and constitutes a major health problem in all countries in the region of the Americas.

05 Oct 2017 description

Focus on tropical cyclones on American continent “Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean” (NOAA, 2017).

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Overview of UNHCR’s operations in the Americas

A. Situational context including new developments

Colombia situation

02 Oct 2017 description

The main staple foods produced and consumed throughout most of Central America and the Caribbean are maize, rice, and beans; the latter constituting a key source of protein for poor households. In Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua white maize, mostly consumed in the form of tortillas, and red or black beans are preferred, while in Costa Rica and Panama rice dominates in production and consumption. In Haiti, the primary staples are rice, black beans, and maize.

01 Oct 2017 description

Los principales alimentos básicos que se producen y consumen en la mayor parte de Centroamérica y el Caribe son maíz, arroz y frijol. Este último constituye una fuente importante de proteína para los hogares pobres. En Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras y Nicaragua, los favoritos son el maíz blanco, que se consume principalmente en forma de tortillas, y el frijol rojo o negro, mientras que en Costa Rica y Panamá el arroz es el que domina en producción y consumo. En Haití, los alimentos básicos son el arroz, frijol negro, y maíz.

28 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Thalía, la Embajadora de UNICEF en México subraya la necesidad de “curar” las heridas psicológicas de los niños.

NUEVA YORK/PANAMÁ, 27 de septiembre de 2017 – UNICEF ha escalado su respuesta humanitaria en América Latina y el Caribe para ayudar a los niños y las familias afectadas por la serie de desastres naturales que han arrasado con varios países de la región.

27 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF Mexico Ambassador Thalia highlights need to ‘heal’ children’s psychological wounds

NEW YORK/PANAMA CITY, 27 September 2017 – UNICEF has scaled up its humanitarian response in Latin America and the Caribbean to help children and families affected by the series of natural disasters that have devastated countries in the region.

25 Sep 2017 description

Presentación

Desde su creación, la OIM ha operado en observancia del principio de que las migraciones, en forma ordenada y en condiciones humanas, benefician a las personas migrantes y a las sociedades.

En su calidad de principal organización internacional para las migraciones, la OIM trabaja con sus asociados de la comunidad internacional para:

  • Ayudar a encarar los crecientes desafíos que plantea la gestión de la migración a nivel operativo.

  • Fomentar la comprensión de las cuestiones migratorias.

24 Sep 2017 description

This week in New York I expressed Australia’s condolences to Caribbean Foreign Ministers for the loss of life and destruction caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with all people affected by the devastation.

The storms’ deadly and destructive impact has been felt in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St Martin and the Turks and Caicos.

22 Sep 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Cruz Roja Española cuenta con las Unidades de Respuesta a Emergencias (ERU, por sus siglas en inglés) como medio para ofrecer una respuesta efectiva, eficiente y ajustada a cada circunstancia con el fin de salvar vidas en situaciones producidas por un desastre.

  • 12 delegados de emergencias parten hacia las áreas más castigadas por desastres naturales o por movimientos forzados de población.

13 Sep 2017 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat dipped in August, after increasing in the past few months, following an upturn in production prospects in the Black Sea region which improved the 2017 global supply outlook.
    Maize quotations also fell on improved weather conditions and abundant global supplies. International prices of rice were relatively stable, although price movements were mixed across the different rice market segments.

12 Sep 2017 description

Washington, D.C. -  La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) expresa su más profunda solidaridad con las personas afectadas por los recientes desastres naturales que vienen impactando varios países de la región en los últimos días.