UN

Reddock elected to UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Trinidad and Tobago's Professor Rhoda Reddock has received the highest number of votes at the United Nations Elections for the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), 2019-2022.

Confirmation came from a tweet by the Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations, Ambassador Pennelope Beckles.

Ambassador Beckles says there were 16 candidates 12 were elected.

.The Caribbean will now have two seats on CEDAW represented by the Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago.

Government meets with UN representatives following repatriation debacle

Minister of National Security, Edmund Dillon and Attorney General, Faris Al Rawi, today held a meeting with the United Nations Resident Coordinator Richard Blewitt and Protection Officer of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ruben Barbado, in light of the recent repatriation of Venezuelan citizens.

UN hails Santa Cruz Green Market as "Future of Farming"

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has highlighted the Santa Cruz Green Market in its 2016 “Sustainable Development in Practice” Report, which features Latin American and Caribbean initiatives which integrate social, economic and environmental development.

Of the 33 countries examined in the report, Trinidad and Tobago is noted for the Santa Cruz Green Market’s example of private sector and community-based entrepreneurship, and its potential for sustainable growth.