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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Anguilla and British Virgin Islands

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Anguilla and British Virgin Islands

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson flew into Barbados this afternoon, and transferred to a military flight directly up to Anguilla.  On Wednesday he will visit the British Virgin Islands before returning to the UK. Mr Johnson will be viewing the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and the UK’s huge relief effort first hand.  He will(…)

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New IPU and UN Women map shows women’s representation in politics stagnating

New IPU and UN Women map shows women’s representation in politics stagnating

Bridgetown, Barbados –  While Dominica, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago are among the countries in the Caribbean and Americas region where women ministers are nearing or exceeding the gender parity position of 30 per cent of representatives, the number of women in executive government and in parliament worldwide has stagnated, with only marginal improvements since 2015,(…)

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Women In The Changing World Of Work: Planet 50-50 By 2030

Women In The Changing World Of Work: Planet 50-50 By 2030

  Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017 Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent by men and boys. They look after younger siblings, older family members, deal with illness in the family(…)

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International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 Kicks Off  

International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 Kicks Off  

Nearly 600 participants attended yesterday the Official Launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The event took place in the International Tourism Fair of Spain, FITUR, and will be followed by 12 months of global actions aimed at advancing sustainable tourism contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Co-presented by(…)

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Sustained Growth in International Tourism Despite Challenges

Sustained Growth in International Tourism Despite Challenges

  Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 46 million more tourists (overnight visitors) travelled internationally last year compared to 2015. 2016 was the seventh consecutive year of sustained growth(…)

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