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UN panel: Tax abuse, corruption plague global finance

A United Nations panel on financial accountability, transparency and integrity is urging governments to do more to tackle tax abuse and corruption in global finance, following the publication of an interim report.

Island leaders call for international cohesion to fight climate change threats

Leaders of small island states gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday to demand the full attention and commitment of the international community in combatting the potential devastation of climate change to coastal communities.

Small island states offering lessons in climate change

Following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017, the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica hopes to become a laboratory of sorts for climate resilience.

UN Climate Action Summit rejects talk, demands plans

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres opened Monday’s Climate Action Summit with a call to action: “The climate crisis comes from us and the solutions must come from us.”

Cayman journalists to attend UN conference

Two journalists from the Cayman Islands are among the 16 chosen from the Caribbean and beyond to participate in the ‘Islands Voices’ programme organised and funded by the United Nations.

EDITORIAL — Getting serious about resource preservation

More than a third of all marine mammals around the world; more than 40% of amphibian species. The prospect is — or ought to be — unthinkable.

International aid rules limit UK’s disaster relief to its territories

Rules governing international aid targets that prevented the U.K. from spending its foreign development aid budget on hurricane-hit territories in the Caribbean are being reviewed.

CARICOM members gather in Cayman to talk statistics

Representatives from 15 Caribbean Community-affiliated jurisdictions and organizations such as the United Nations and the Caribbean Development Bank are in Cayman this week for CARICOM’s 42nd Meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians.

Cayman photographer presents to UN on World Oceans Day

Cayman Islands photographer Ellen Cuylaerts was at United Nations headquarters in New York last week to talk about the value of showing the ocean’s beauty through images that make people care.

Rivers at UN for anti-discrimination treaty extension

Minister for Gender Affairs Tara Rivers was at the United Nations on Wednesday to witness the extension to the Cayman Islands of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

Women’s rights treaty ratified for Cayman

After more than a decade of working toward the goal, the Cayman Islands government announced Tuesday that the United Nations would extend the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women – often referred to as CEDAW – to the Cayman Islands.

Zero Discrimination Day observed

March 1 marks Zero Discrimination Day in Cayman and worldwide.

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