Haiti needs ‘robust support’ to quell gang violence and ease political tensions, Foreign Minister tells UN — Global Issues

“[We are] facing a multifaceted socio-political and economic crisis that is being exacerbated by insecurity,” said Mr. Geneus, telling the afternoon session of the General- Assembly’s annual high-level debate that he was delivering a statement on behalf of Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry, who decided to remain in the county…

Barbados Prime Minister Motley calls for overhaul of unfair, outdated global finance system — Global Issues

During her speech, Ms. Motley spoke extensively about the need to reform the ageing global financial architecture to better reflect today’s realities, for instance making it easier for climate-stricken countries to access capital. Indeed, the Bretton Woods Agreement that gave rise to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund…

Building peace, preventing violence, and supporting community resilience in Haiti — Global Issues

The UN Peacebuilding Fund, (PBF), which emphasizes the role of women and youth in peacebuilding efforts through their meaningful participation, began work in Haiti in 2019 in response to needs identified by the government.  Ahead of the International Day of Peace marked annually on 21 September, here are five things…

Venezuelan migrants risk their lives for a better future — Global Issues

Jhonny, 26, along with his pregnant wife, Cribsel, 19, sits with their two children at a migrant reception centre in Chile. The 3,700-meter-high altitude and freezing climatic conditions have noticeably taken their toll on this young family of four. They are sunburned and gasping for breath. The family trekked for…

‘Violent civil unrest’ in Haiti hampers aid delivery — Global Issues

Nationwide protests sparked initially by the almost doubling of petrol prices has brought the Caribbean country to what the UN has described as a “standstill.” Haiti is grappling with multiple crises of an economic, political, security and humanitarian nature. The country’s President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in July last year…

Women lead marine restoration efforts in the UNESCO Seaflower Biosphere Reserve — Global Issues

Known as ‘the island in the Sea of the Seven Colors’, San Andres is the biggest island in the Seaflower, containing part of one of the richest coral reefs in the world San Andres itself is a coral island, meaning it was geologically built by organic material derived from skeletons…

UN expert — Global Issues

“Despite five decades of progress, equality is not within reach, and often not even within sight, for all persons impacted by violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the United States,’’ said Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on…

Sharing indigenous knowledge with tourists — Global Issues

Indigenous entrepreneur Celestina Ábalos runs a tourism business in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Quebrada de Humahuaca in Jujuy province, northern Argentina, sharing her community’s culture and knowledge of medicinal herbs. “I am a child of Pachamama, Mother Earth. Earth is everything to us. It is life. We cannot…