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    LAC Water Center Created / Crean Centro del Agua para ALC

    Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

    Temas Note: While the idea of a center focussed on water and sanitation issues in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region generally appeals to me, I have to ask why in this form, in this locale, and with these sponsors?  Doesn’t the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) already have a Pan American Center for […]

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    IDB to Host LAC Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility / BID celebrará conferencia regional sobre responsabilidad social empresarial

    Friday, November 21st, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB to hold regional conference on corporate social responsibility
    In Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, December 4-5
    The Inter-American Development Bank will host December 4-5 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, the 6th Inter-American Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
    The event organized by the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and Colombia’s National Industry Association […]

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    LAC Legislators to Discuss Linkages Between Climate and Financial Challenges / Legisladores de ALC abordarán doble desafío de crisis financiera y climática / Legisladores abordarão o duplo desafio das crises financeira e climática

    Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

    From the World Bank:
    Ahead of UN Climate Conference in Poznan-Poland, Senior Legislators to Address Twin Challenge of Financial and Climate Crisis
    Seventy senior legislators from across the Americas will gather in Mexico City November 21-23 to examine how to overcome the twin challenges of the global financial and climate crises. The meeting is intended to help […]

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    A New Fund for Water and Sanitation in LAC / Nuevo fondo para agua y saneamiento en ALC / Novo fundo para água e saneamento em ALC

    Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB and Spain establish new fund to improve water and sanitation in Latin America and Caribbean
    The government of Spain and the Inter-American Development Bank signed an agreement to cooperate in the execution of the Fund for Cooperation for Water and Sanitation, a Spanish initiative that is expected to provide up […]

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    New Alliance to Promote Corporate Social Responsibility in LAC

    Thursday, October 30th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB and Mitsubishi Corporation to promote social corporate social responsibility
    Agreement marks Bank’s first strategic alliance with an Asian corporation
    The Inter-American Development Bank and Mitsubishi Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote corporate social responsibility efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean.
    IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and Masatoshi Nishizawa, […]

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    The World Bank on LAC and Climate Change / El Banco Mundial sobre ALC y el cambio climático

    Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

    The World Bank‘s Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Pamela Cox, had some interesting things to say yesterday about LAC and global climate change at the European Union (EU) – Latin American Forum organized by France.* She said that LAC is
    producing about 6 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and just over […]

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    OPS prevé aumento de 150% en casos de diabetes en las Américas / Diabetes cases may increase 150% in the Americas

    Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: 14 November is World Diabetes Day, and the news coming out of the annual meeting of the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) top body suggests that every country in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) should observe it seriously and soberly.  PAHO says that obesity and diabetes in the Americas is reaching […]

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    World Tourism Day Event in Lima Tackles Climate Change / Evento del Día Mundial del Turismo afronta el reto del cambio climático

    Saturday, October 4th, 2008

    From the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO):
    Tourism will Grow Smartly – World Tourism Day 2008 Think Tank
    Tourism growth must be pursued with increasing emphasis on ethics, local community involvement as well as reducing carbon emissions systematically. This is the main conclusion of this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD) Think Tank held on the theme ”Tourism Responding […]

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    New PAHO Commitment to Combat Cervical Cancer / Nuevo compromiso de la OPS para combatir el cáncer cervicouterino

    Friday, October 3rd, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    Countries Pledge New Action to Reduce Cervical Cancer Deaths
    PAHO strategy calls for strengthening existing programs and adopting new technologies
    Member countries of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) pledged support today for a new PAHO strategy to fight cervical cancer, a disease that claims some 27,500 women’s lives each year […]

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    Toward a Cosmetovigilance System for Latin America?

    Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

    A key focus of the recent Tenth Meeting of Sanitary Authorities of the Americas in the Cosmetics, Personal Hygiene and Perfume Sector (Reunión de Autoridades Sanitarias de las Américas del Sector de Higiene Personal, Perfumería y Cosméticos – RASA) in São Paulo and the need for cosmetovigilance in the region.
    What is RASA and what is […]

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