Global
UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator

Mr Steiner’s nomination for UNDP Administrator was forwarded by Secretary-General António Guterres to the General Assembly, which today confirmed him as the Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years.

Ecuador
Drivers of the recovery

Small producers boost their livelihoods one year after the earthquake in Ecuador

Ecuador
A year after the Ecuador earthquake, we still have work to do | Nury Bermúdez

With UNDP support, 2,600 families have resumed agricultural production in rural areas of Manabí and Esmeraldas, generating average increases of 50 percent in sales

Latinamerica and the Caribbean
Social and economic costs of Zika can reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean

The epidemic will have a long-term impact, disproportionately affecting the poorest and most vulnerable communities, and could contribute to widening inequalities in the region.

Colombia
Colombia is mourning #WeAreAllMocoa

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) deeply regrets the loss of life, sympathizes with the affected families and the Colombian people, and reiterates its commitment to support the government in its efforts to respond to urgent needs and in the process of recovery of Mocoa.

Peru
UN statement on heavy rains in Peru

The United Nations System in Peru, through its various agencies, funds and programs, continues its technical support to the State and humanitarian assistance in the different affected areas.

Dominican Republic
Dominican women: Creativity from banana waste

With support from UNDP, more than 700 women completed training in planning, enterprise management, use of information and communication technologies, and productive and community linkages.

Cuba
Cuba protecting its coastal and marine ecosystem

Cuba is a small island developing state (SIDS) and the protection of its coastal and marine ecosystems is a strategic issue,