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ECLAC Advocates for Debt Relief for Hurricane-Ravaged Caribbean Countries

NEW YORK, United States, Wednesday November 22, 2017 – The United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has presented a debt for climate adaptation swaps proposal for Caribbean countries ravaged by hurricanes during this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. Director of ECLAC’s Economic Development Division, Daniel Titelman…...

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PM Harris addresses financing challenges for some SIDS

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, November 22, 2017 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris has expressed the view that the classification of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis as a high-income country is limiting the nation’s ability to access much…...

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PM Harris Joins UN Secretary-General in calling for a new and better approach to assisting in the Caribbean’s Development

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2017 (PRESS SEC) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, presented his country’s vision for the level of climate resilience and support required to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at yesterday’s CARICOM-UN High-Level Pledging Conference.   The international…...

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Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

Over US$2 billion pledged, half of which in loans and debt relief, to support affected women and men for long-term recovery in hurricane-affected Caribbean during CARICOM-UN Conference New York, 21 November 2017 – In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN…...

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Heartening support for hurricane-ravaged countries at Pledging Conference

Widespread concern for CARICOM countries severely affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria was evident at the opening of the CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Tuesday, 21 November. Addressing the large gathering which included the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, International Development Partners,…...

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