Get Us To Zero

Masculinity PSA

Pregnant at 13

UNFPA Trinidad & Tobago PSA Teenage Pregnancy

Wise Up (Jamaica) Episode 1

World Population Day 2013 Video: Jamaica

World Population Day 2013 Video: Suriname

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Development of Regional standards for adolescent friendly health services

Issues relating to adolescent sexual and reproductive health remain sensitive and controversial within the Caribbean. Many parents and adults mistakenly believe that even exposure to comprehensive sexuality education will corrupt children and encourage them to have sex. UNFPA along with its partners is working to clarify that providing quality education which includes access to comprehensive sexuality education and continuing education in instances where girls’ education is interrupted due to pregnancy is essential to ensuring the holistic development of young people. more

Forum with President Obama

UNFPA Jamaica Sub-Regional Office Assistant Representative Melissa McNeil-Barrett shares her experience participating in the US President's Young Leaders Town Hall event on 9 April in Kingston. "The President's messages and the announced initiative are in line with what UNFPA has been saying about the value of investing in youth and the potential of young people to drive economic growth and sustainable development in the region." more

Youth: Impacting sustainable development

Caribbean youth representatives were among the delegates who attended the ECOSOC Youth Forum, February 2-3 at the UN Headquarters in New York. The Forum held under the theme “Youth Engagement in the transition from MDGs to SDGs: What will it take?” was organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to discuss ways in which young people can and are helping to manage the shift from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). more

Spouses of Heads of Government of the Caribbean round table meeting

Spouses of Heads of Government of the Caribbean attending the round table meeting, “A Call to Action: Adolescent Pregnancy in the Caribbean,” held in Belize on June 25, established a Network of Spouses of Heads of Government of the Caribbean to champion the reduction of adolescent pregnancy in the region. The meeting was hosted by Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow, the Special Envoy for Women and Children and Spouse of the Prime Minister of Belize, in association with the UNFPA Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean. more

CDEMA Head calls for greater investments in the natural environment to prevent disasters

“The occurrence of a hazard, whether natural or man-made, does not automatically result in a disaster. Rather it is the combination of an exposed, vulnerable and ill-prepared population with limited capacity to cope combined with a hazard event that results in disaster,” he told those gathered. He cited Haiti and Chile which both experienced earthquakes in 2010 and suggested that Chile fared better because of investments made in disaster mitigation. more

In Trinidad &Tobago, a Helping Hand for Teen Moms

In a simple, single-story building on the outskirts of Port of Spain, Trinidad, a few teen girls wear uniforms and sit at a table waiting for the next class to start.
Florence Gonzales, a tall, middle-aged, bespectacled woman, occasionally comes in to talk to them sternly like a schoolmistress.
The baby one girl holds in her arms gives away the fact that these are not typical students and this is not a typical learning institution.  
The little house is at the forefront of one of the greatest challenges facing the country and the entire Caribbean region. more

Song: "United" - 7BillionActions.org

 

By the end of 2011, the world will have reached 7 billion people.  UNFPA is leading an innovative global campaign to bring awareness to the opportunities and challenges that this milestone represents.  Music has always been the best way to speak to the hearts of people.  Playing for Change has partnered with UNFPA to present an oiginal song around the world to serve as an anthem for such an important time.


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Review on Public Healthcare Protocols, Guidelines & Proceedures on GBV in Barbados
Report on the Review of Public Health Care Protocols on GBV in Barbados

Gender-based violence is an umbrella term for any harmful act perpetrated on the basis of socially constructed gender roles.

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Condom use among Sex Workers in Suriname
Condom Use among Sex Workers in Suriname

This report presents the results of a study on the access to, and consistent and correct use of, condoms among sex workers in Suriname, South America.