Beyond Gaza and Ukraine, 10 Humanitarian Crises Demand Urgent Attention

This story was originally published by The New Humanitarian* GENEVA | 8 January 2024 (IDN) — As the conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine continue to dominate headlines going into 2024, it’s important to remember the many other crises that are too easily forgotten by the media and neglected by aid donors—often just because of their […]

Guyana-Venezuela Border Controversy: Caribbean Dialogue & Diplomacy Avoids Annexation

By P.I. Gomes The writer is a former Cooperative Republic of Guyana Ambassador to the European Union and ACP Group of States, Brussels. These remarks are made as a citizen of Guyana residing in the Diaspora. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago | 22 December 2023 (IDN) —The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 8 […]

New South-South Health Cooperation Initiative Launched Linking Africa and the Caribbean

By WHO Joint Press Release BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, GENEVA | 19 December 2023 (IDN) — The Health Development Partnership for Africa and the Caribbean (HeDPAC), a new initiative to strengthen South-South health cooperation between Africa and the Caribbean, was launched today. The initiative stems from the recognition that the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic fell most […]

Caribbean SIDS Set Key Priorities for UN Climate Conference

By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad | 20 October 2023 (IDN) — In the lead-up to the 28th UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, Caribbean leaders representing Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have revealed their critical priorities, which emphasized the immediate necessity for climate action and the crucial support from developed nations. These priorities […]

Kenyan Police, to Fight Gang Violence in Haiti, Comes Under Fire

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS 7 October 2023 (IDN) — A Multinational Security Support (MSS) mission led by Kenya –assigned to the politically troubled Caribbean nation of Haiti—has come under fire even before it could get off the ground. Amnesty International (AI) Kenya says there is a need to thoroughly assess Kenyan security forces’ human […]

Caribbean Moving Against “Killer Robots”

By Peter Richards* DIEGO MARTIN, Trinidad & Tobago. 28 September 2023 (IDN) — Caribbean countries have signalled their intention of moving against autonomous weapons systems (AWS) or “killer robots” developing a common position on the issue that will find favour with the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping. AWS are weapons systems that use artificial intelligence […]

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