The strategy for urgently addressing this “shadow pandemic” must be based on four pillars: financing, prevention, public response and information systems, the United Nations regional organization underscores.
At the conclusion of the Fifth Regional Intergovernmental Conference on Ageing, authorities renewed their commitment to the Madrid International Plan of Action and the regional instruments that reinforce its implementation and relevance.
In a new joint report, the three UN system organizations warn that the war in Ukraine, along with successive crises at an international level, jeopardize Latin America and the Caribbean’s access to food and key inputs for regional agriculture.
Convened by ECLAC Caribbean, and hosted by the Government of Suriname, the CDR was officially opened by the outgoing Chair, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Keisal Peters.
In a side event at the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), held in a hybrid format (face-to-face in Sharm El Sheikh and virtual through a digital platform) on November 10, more of ten parliamentary leaders from Latin American and Caribbean countries, participants in the Parliamentary Observatory on Climate Change and Just Transition (OPCC) signed a joint statement on climate financing.