Following with the mission to disseminate and bring the UN for All modules to every region of the world, a training of facilitators event took place in Port of Spain from 25 to 28 April 2017. Eleven participants representing UNDP, UNDSS, FAO, ECLAC, UNHCR, UNIC, ILO, IOM and the RCO attended the four day training and practiced delivering the core module and the LGBTI module. The group also included one person from Guyana and two from Jamaica.
The newly trained UN for All facilitators are now tasked with organising and delivering the modules for UN employees in their countries. The Trinidad & Tobago Resident Coordinator Mr. Richard Blewitt confirmed his support to this initiative, mentioning that UN for All is an excellent vehicle to prompt discussions in the workplace about the expectations of the UN System from all of us.
In the Caribbean region there are numerous human rights challenges, some of which are also reflected in the UN workplace. The situation of LGBTI people is of particular concern hence the prioritization of the implementation of the Core and LGBTI modules.
Staff members in the Caribbean have already reported the positive influence that UN for All has had in their personal and professional lives. Continuous learning/training and advocacy will be critical in ensuring an inclusive UN workplace. It is anticipated that all UN staff in the region will be trained on the modules.