2016, a year for Global Goals

The region has witnessed historical moments and praised the strength, unity and resilience of its countries. From peace processes to disaster recovery and much more, UNDP has delivered support to millions of people and contributed in making significant progress towards sustainable development.

Three months after Hurricane Matthew, seven years after the earthquake | Yvonne Helle

Three months after the disaster, people in the most affected areas still need immediate help to meet their basic needs.

Appeal for Peace | António Guterres

Let us make 2017 a year in which we all – citizens, governments, leaders – strive to overcome our differences.

Latin America and the Caribbean
South-South Cooperation Award: from Latin America and the Caribbean to the world | Fernando Galindo

The S3award 2016 has been an opportunity for all country offices to give greater visibility to their work in SSC and expand the possibilities of establishing new regional and interregional exchanges.

Helen Clark and UNDP Chile team
UNDP Chile received award for Excellence in Human Development Reporting

The awardees are the teams behind the National Human Development Reports from Chile (2012), Montenegro (2013), Sri Lanka (2014) and Uganda (2015).

Resilient people and institutions: Ecuador’s post-earthquake challenge | Carlo Ruiz

Poor people who have been hit by an earthquake live on the edge, where one thing or another can lead them to either give up or to survive.

UNDP names Panda Champions for Global Goals

Champions from across the world travelling to China to meet UNDP’s first Animal Ambassadors: Two adorable panda cubs called Qiqi and Diandian.

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.

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.

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.

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.