Development
New York, For the first time in a decade, the number of people falling into poverty in rural Latin America and the Caribbean has increased by two million, according to a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, which called the worrying trend a “historical reversal.” more
Economy on a steady rise in Latin America and Caribbean region ‘despite international turbulence’ – UN report

New York,  Amid external uncertainty and volatility, the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow by an average of 1.5 per cent this year, thanks to a rebound in privat ...

UN-backed programme logs record high cocaine seizures at seaports in Latin America and the Caribbean

New York: UN-trained law enforcement units have intercepted huge shipments of illegal drugs being trafficked through seaports this year, including 2.8 tons of cocaine at Brazil’s Po ...

Latin America and Caribbean must ‘radically transform’ food habits to combat obesity – UN agency

New York: A “radical transformation” of food systems and food habits is critical to combat the growing scourge of overweight and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean, th ...

UN regional forum for Latin America and Caribbean marks 70th anniversary

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) celebrated its 70th anniversary on Wednesday with a high-level seminar at its he ...

UN agency helps farmers in Latin America broaden their market horizons

New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): Improving market access, particularly beyond national borders, for family farmers and small and medium agriculture enterprises in the Latin America and ...

Latin America and Caribbean falling off ‘zero hunger’ path towards 2030 – UN report

New York, Oct 12(Just Earth News): The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of progress, even as overweight and ...