United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Barbados on Saturday, 2 October, for a two-day visit to take part in the opening ceremony of the fifteenth United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, known as UNCTAD15.
The Secretary-General spoke at the opening ceremony of the fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 15) in Barbados and repeated his call to donors and multilateral development banks to allocate at least 50 per cent of their climate support towards adaptation and resilience.
The United Nations team and its partners in Haiti are responding to the needs of some 500,000 people affected by the August earthquake. Despite constraints, 13 emergency medical teams have been established, over 35 metric tons of supplies have been deployed and $330,000 in emergency cash has been transferred.
The new Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations, François Jackman, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
The new Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations, François Jackman, presented his credentials to the Secretariat today.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, with support from the World Health Organization and other partners, has launched a yellow fever vaccination campaign targeting more than 16.3 million people in the country, the first such drive against the disease in Africa this year.
Anti-coronavirus measures are exposing victims of human trafficking to further exploitation and limiting their access to essential services, a new analysis released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said today, noting also the emergence of new opportunities for organized crime to profit from the crisis.
The new Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations, Henrietta Elizabeth Thompson, presented her credentials to UN Secretary‑General António Guterres today.