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Human Development

Increasing people’s choices, allowing them to lead a long and healthy life; to be educated; to enjoy a decent standard of living; as well as political freedom and other guaranteed human rights and ingredients of self-respect, is the aim of human development. Building people’s capabilities is an important requirement for increasing their choices.[1]

 

It is within this context that the  CARICOM Secretariat, particularly its Human Development programme, has been working with Member States, Community Institutions and a number of regional and international partners and community groups to design and implement policies, programmes and projects to reduce those specific  human and social conditions, which prevent the... Read more

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CARICOM youth benefit from training in entrepreneurship

Posted: 30 May 2016 - Regional News
Several CARICOM out-of-school youth will benefit from training in entrepreneurship to increase their ability to earn. The exercise is part of the CARICOM/Spain Project: Support
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CDB Supports Drive For Better Data To Boost Caribbean Development

Posted: 18 March 2016 - Regional News
ST. MICHAEL (CDB) -- In 2012, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved financing for a collaborative project with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Caribbean Community
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Craft a culture that makes youth assets – Minister Ramjattan tells Regional Youth Forum

Posted: 29 February 2016 - Press Releases
Guyana’s Minister for Public Security, Hon. Khemraj Ramjattan, called for the crafting of   a culture that makes youth assets rather than liabilities. The Minister made this call at
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Minister plugs protection of vulnerable –at opening of two-day sensitisation on CSME

Posted: 14 January 2016 - Regional News
By Svetlana Marshall (Guyana Chronicle) “AS we envisage free movement of peoples, we must also address the fact that we need to protect the welfare of vulnerable groups such as non-unionised
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Guyana’s Labour and Employers organisations sit together on regional free movement

Posted: 13 January 2016 - Regional News
Representatives of Guyana’s private sector, employers organisations and trade unions came together Wednesday for a two day sensitisation workshop on Free Movement within the CARICOM Single
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Adolescent Pregnancy is not just a Health issue - UNFPA

Posted: 21 December 2015 - Regional News
UNFPA Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean has embarked on a sexual and reproductive health information programme, to increase awareness about the health and development challenges posed by
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UNFPA Implements Strategic Framework Targeting Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health

Posted: 12 October 2015 - Regional News
A sexual and reproductive health information programme, to teach parents how to talk to their children about sex, is among several strategies proposed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in
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UNFPA implements strategic framework targeting adolescent sexual reproductive health

Posted: 11 October 2015 - Regional News
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – A sexual and reproductive health information programme, to teach parents how to talk to their children about sex, is among several strategies proposed by the United
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Caribbean Cannot Waste Its Democracy—Owen Arthur

Posted: 18 July 2015 - Regional News
Former Barbadian Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, has strongly commended  Jamaica’s  social partnership thrust, saying the Caribbean cannot afford to “waste its democracy”
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Sharing of ideas can boost regional education standards – Education Minister

Posted: 16 July 2015 - Regional News
A call was made by Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, for more efficient sharing of information and ideas on the challenges facing the education systems across the Caribbean.Minister
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CARICOM’s Human, Cultural and Natural assets – focus of attention at CARICOM Inter-sessional

Posted: 25 February 2015 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)  “Young people matter. They matter because an unprecedented 1.8 billion youth are alive today, and because they are the
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At CELAC: PM Christie focuses on human development, migration, poverty reduction

Posted: 29 January 2015 - Regional News
The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Chairman of theCaribbean Community (CARICOM) on Wednesday focused on human development, migration and
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Youth on Youth Violence in the Caribbean: CARICOM/Spain Pilot Project to reduce risk factors

Posted: 15 January 2015 - Regional News
A  Pilot Project to reduce youth on  youth violence, particularly in schools, currently underway, is increasingly receiving positive feedback and  buy-in from target audiences and
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CARICOM Releases Animation Works On Love And Belonging For International Day Of Peace, 21 September 2014

Posted: 20 September 2014 - Press Releases
Sunday 21 September 2014 is the day that the Caribbean joins the rest of the world in observing International Day of Peace.  The Region, unfortunately, as with the rest of the world, is
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2014 Human Development Report Launched in Guyana

Posted: 03 September 2014 - Regional News
“Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience” is the title of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2014 Human Development Report. As such, UNDP
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CARICOM strengthens commitment to persons with disabilities in the Caribbean

Posted: 10 December 2013 - Press Releases
The Thirty-fourth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government which was held in July 2013 in Trinidad and Tobago, agreed to set up National Committees on Reparations, to establish the moral,
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Heads place attention on persons with disabilities

Posted: 06 July 2013 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, for their Thirty-Fourth
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