It with great sadness that The Cropper Foundation announces the passing of its co-founder and first President, Angela Cropper, in London on Monday 12th November 2012 after a protracted illness. She was ten days shy of her 67th birthday.
Angela’s passing is a tremendous loss to Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and the global community. In a career spanning over thirty-nine years, she gave unstintingly of herself in public policy positions and in voluntary service in education, governance and the environment. Continue reading →
Poverty is easy to denounce but difficult to combat. Those suffering from hunger, want and indignity need more than sympathetic words; they need concrete support.
We mark this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty at a time of economic austerity in many countries. As governments struggle to balance budgets, funding for anti-poverty measures is under threat. But this is precisely the time to provide the poor with access to social services, income security, decent work and social protection. Only then can we build stronger and more prosperous societies – not by balancing budgets at the expense of the poor. Continue reading →
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY
12 August 2012
Today’s generation of youth –the largest the world has ever known, and the vast majority of whom live in developing countries — has unprecedented potential to advance the well-being of the entire human family. Yet too many young people, including those who are highly educated, suffer from low-wage, dead-end work and record levels of unemployment. The global economic crisis has hit youth the hardest, and many are understandably discouraged by rising inequalities. A large number have no immediate prospects and are disenfranchised from the political, social and development processes in their countries. Without urgent measures, we risk creating a “lost generation” of squandered talent and dreams. Continue reading →
The world’s population has more than tripled since the United Nations was created in 1945, and keeps growing. With more than 7 billion people now inhabiting the planet, we face ever greater demands on shared resources and significant challenges to the achievement of internationally agreed development goals. Continue reading →
St. Kitts and Nevis is among members of the United Nations that observed yesterday (May 22) as the International Day for Biological Diversity.
This day provides an opportunity for participating countries to raise awareness and increase practical action. Derionne Edmeade, Education Officer at the Department of Environment in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Physical Planning and Environment informed the St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service that activities pertaining to Biological Diversity will take place in June. Continue reading →