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With open government, youth can be agents of change for the SDGs

Anchored in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and committed to the principles of universality, equality and leaving no one behind, the UNDP vision for the Strategic Plan 2018-2021 is to help…  


3 lessons from a small innovative centre supporting big ocean states

I love working for islands, and not just because of their nature, people and weather. Islands are the canaries in the coal mine for how we treat our planet. They are not responsible for climate…  


Hitting home runs for the SDGs

The game of baseball, known as ‘pelota’ in the Dominican Republic, has many similarities to policy making. They both require strategy, vision, teamwork, coordination and, of course, home runs.  


UNDP to support British Virgin Islands with the implementation of the $65million CDB loan for reconstruction

The CDB-loan-funded projects implemented by the Government with UNDP will focus on resilient recovery of social and economic infrastructure, especially related to transportation, water and sewerage,…  


Joint statement UN in Colombia and Ecuador

the United Nations in Colombia and Ecuador reaffirm their solidarity with the people of both countries and reiterate their full commitment and continued support in promoting actions and initiatives in…  


Bridging humanitarian needs with long-term development in Dominica

On 18 September 2017, Category 5 Hurricane Maria struck Dominica wreaking unimaginable disaster. Thirty-one people died, 33 more remain missing. Roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and over 40 percent…  


International Financial Policies and 2030 Agenda Must be more Aligned to mobilise Financing and Reduce Systemic Risks, says UNDP Administrator at G20 Finance Meeting

In the context of the G20 and International Financial Institution´s meeting with key representatives he also highlighted that the poorest countries face large financing needs to achieve the SDGs, but…  


UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner to attend G20 Finance Ministers Meeting, March 19-20 in Buenos Aires

As G20 and International Organizations key representatives will discuss the international financial architecture and how the system can address the world´s effort to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the 17…  


UN system in Brazil dismayed by murder of Afro-Brazilian politician and human rights activist Marielle Franco

The UN System in Brazil stresses its expectation for “rigor in the investigation of the case and swift elucidation of the facts by the authorities, awaiting the responsibility of the perpetrator of…  


UNDP and partners assess progress and challenges for Caribbean recovery six months after massive hurricanes

UNDP has mobilized nearly US$22 million to build back better in the Caribbean following the back-to-back hurricanes in September 2017, and in the past decade invested nearly US$300 million in disaster…  

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