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Urbanization represents a fundamental change in global development and requires a similarly fundamental response.
Helen Clark participated in Habitat III, met with government officials and traveled to Cayambe north of Quito.
UNDP will start a cash-for-work programme to clear debris and provide short-term employment in hurricane affected communities.
I wonder at how great the force of nature is that, in less than 36 hours, it can come and destroy everything.
The hurricane destroyed the main source of income of many other communities: 90 percent of all banana trees were uprooted or flooded.
Workshops in Bolivia and Guatemala will bring together government representatives from various countries around the implementation in each country of the 2030 Agenda.
The United Nations reiterates its firm support to peace efforts in Colombia.
UNDP is monitoring the path of the hurricane and assessing the damage and needs of the affected nations
The report focuses on several groups and their “vulnerabilities”, which accumulate over a life cycle hindering people’s capacity to fulfil their potential and also to leave poverty behind, the report stresses.
For the Caribbean “multidimensional progress” entails not only adapting to shocks. It means breaking through structural obstacles that hinder growth and people’s well-being.
New Regional Human Development Report recommends social protection, care systems, labour skills and closing historic gender, racial and ethnic gaps not resolved with economic growth alone.