During the UN General Assembly today to share experiences using the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) in partnership with Oxford University and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
Two vice-presidents and nearly 40 ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean committed to take concrete measures to reduce the structural inequalities that continue to prevent many from participating in societies in a meaningful way.
The new figures show that in 104 primarily low and middle-income countries, 662 million children are considered multidimensionally poor. In 35 countries half of all children are poor.
The 10th Ministerial Forum discusses how to reduce systemic discrimination and structural inequalities, which continue to prevent many from participating in society in a meaningful way.
Latin America and the Caribbean shows a high level of Human Development, but region drops over 20 percent once inequality is taken into consideration; gap between women and men is the lowest among developing regions but teenage pregnancy remains a challenge

Luis Felipe López-Calva begins new role as UNDP's Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Director

He will lead the organization´s work and teams in 40 countries and territories in the region helping bring governments, civil society organizations, and the private sector together to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. Read more

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38%

of the population are considered vulnerable

80%

of the population lives in urban areas

37%

of all legislators and senior officials are female

40%

of the people in the region feel safe

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