Woman and man
Governments and companies from more than 30 countries meet in Panama to commit to advancing gender equality in the workplace

More than 230 representatives of governments, companies, trade unions and research organizations from 34 countries gathered to discuss gender equality in the workplace.

Caribbean
Helen Clark: Opening remakrs at the High Level Segment Convention on Biological Diversity COP-13

Maintaining ecosystem integrity and preserving biodiversity is at the center of UNDP’s mission to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities.

Fidel Castro
As Cuba mourns passing of former President Fidel Castro, Ban offers condolences, UN support

“At this time of national mourning, I offer the support of the United Nations to work alongside the people of the island,” Mr. Ban told reporters in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Colombia
Ban Ki-moon welcomes the signing of the new peace agreement in Colombia

The Secretary-General commends the parties for their determination to bring this long-standing conflict to an end.

Helen Clark
UN Development Chief Helen Clark concludes visit to Honduras

During the visit she has held several meetings with Government authorities, international agencies and civil society representatives, members of the UN Development Group, UN staff and community members.

Women
Engaging the private sector in advancing gender equality at work | Helen Clark

Women earn, on average, 24 percent less than men. In S&P 500 companies, women hold only 4.6 percent of CEO positions and take under 20 percent of board seats.

Film
UNDP and the mission of Cuba to the UN hold film screening of “Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution”

The 40-minute film follows the Director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX) Mariela Castro Espín, as she champions for the rights of Cuba’s LGBT community.

Caribbean
Latin America commits to strengthening social protection systems and focus on multidimensional progress

Through the "Santo Domingo Declaration" government representatives of the region agreed to build cross-sectoral and holistic policies to address the problems of development.

Haiti
Haiti: raising after the storm

The hurricane destroyed the main source of income of many other communities: 90 percent of all banana trees were uprooted or flooded.

Cuba
UNDP supports Cuba after Hurricane Matthew

With more than 40 years of experience in Cuba, UNDP has initiated, hand in hand with local authorities, an early and resilient recovery process.