PAHO/WHO at the 2012 GSSD Expo on Energy and Climate Change



GSSD Expo 2012 – Solution Exchange Forum on Energy, Climate Change and Health, Youth and Women


PAHO/WHO was one of over 20 UN agencies and partners that participated in the 2012 Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo held in Vienna, Austria the 19-23 of November.  The event was hosted by UNIDO with a theme of  ‘Investing in Energy and Climate Change: Inclusive Partnerships for Sustainable Development.’   PAHO/WHO, together with UNFPA and UN Women, organized a Solutions Exchange Forum to share successful solutions addressing Energy and Climate Change and its effects on Health, Youth, and Women. Continue reading »

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Third Africa-South America Summit (ASA) held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (February 2013)

South-America-Africa-Summit logoAccording to Abayomi Azikiwe, reporting for the Pan-African News Wire for Global Research on March 04, 2013:

From February 20-23, the Third Africa-South America Summit (ASA) was held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The event was a follow-up meeting to two others held in Nigeria in 2006 and Venezuela in 2009.

This event enjoyed the participation of 63 governments from both continents including twenty heads-of-state from Africa and five from South America. The summit was held under the theme: ‘Strategies and Mechanism to Promote South-South Cooperation.’

The summit adopted the Malabo Declaration containing a number of resolutions aimed at enhancing cooperation between the two continents. The deliberations also resulted in the establishment of a presidential committee which will be the decision-making organ between the gatherings that are held every three years. ..”

Complete article is available here:

Additional article, “ASA Summit Promotes South-South Ties, Regional Integration” from the Correo del Orinoco International available here:

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EUCARINET: Connecting Caribbean and European Researchers, Policy Makers and Stakeholders in Joint research Actions

eucarinet_logo1xAccording to EUCARINET:

The project EUCARINET,  is a four-year INCONET Coordination Action whose main goal is to strengthen bi-regional sustainable policy dialogue on Science and Technology (including in the ICT field) between EU Member and Associated States and the Caribbean Region, the Caribbean ACP countries, the overseas departments, and the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). The consortium will run under the coordination of APRE with the following partners: MENON, CIRAD, EGL, UAB, CARICOM, UWI, UAG, UNIBE, CITMA, UNA. It will cover the whole Caribbean, with partners in Italy, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Spain, Guyana, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Netherlands Antilles.

The main goal of the project is to establish a long lasting sustainable bi-regional multi-stakeholders policy dialogue on S&T at policy, programme and institutional (research entities) level, thus contributing to a threefold objective:

  • Create the conditions of the sustainable multi-stakeholders policy dialogue on S&T between the European Union, its member states, its associated states and the Caribbean Region, leading to a joint definition of S&T co-operation policies;
  • Foster interregional (UE-Caribbean) and intraregional cooperation in leading to the identification and prioritization of common research areas of mutual interest and benefit;
  • Stimulate and support the participation of the Caribbean research stakeholders in FP7, with a first emphasis on the “People Programme”.

to learn more about the program, visit:

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First CELAC-EU Summit held in Chile (26 – 27 January 2013)




According to the Chilean government:  

Latin America and the Caribbean as allies of the European Union in pursuit of its economic recovery

“On 26 and 27 January the Heads of State and Government of the 61 countries that make up the Community of Latin American & Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union (EU) will gather in Santiago de Chile with the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission.

The central theme of the first CELAC-EU Summit will be: “Alliance for Sustainable Development: Promoting Social and Environmental Quality Investments”.

Although the summit will continue the thriving dialogue of the six previous summits between the Latin American and Caribbean States and the European Union, this is the first time that the Latin American and the Caribbean regions gather under the same umbrella, CELAC.

It is also the first time that all three branches of government will participate in this bi-regional partnership. The summit of leaders in Santiago will hear the bi-regional recommendations established by multiple Civil Society forums and the Judicial Power Summit. …”


For more information regarding the summit, including official documents, agenda, and photos of the event, please visit:

Declaration of Santiago CELAC-EU: (Spanish only)


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