Tuesday, May 19, 2020

UN Barbados and the OECS Supports Eastern Caribbean Governments in Social Protection Response Amidst Covid-19 Crisis

Every country in the world has been touched by COVID-19. Countries of the Eastern Caribbean, like many other Small Island Developing States, are especially vulnerable to the social and economic impacts of the crisis that is affecting all segments of the population. Addressing these issues will require increased support by governments, through social programmes, as part of a coordinated response. To this end, five United Nations agencies in the Eastern Caribbean are working together under the guidance of the UN Resident Coordinator, Didier Trebucq, on a joint programme entitled “Universal Adaptive Social Protection to Enhance Resilience and Acceleration of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Eastern Caribbean”. Read More