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Central America: Eradicating violence towards women is vital to state security

It is crucial to recognize violence against women as an essential element of citizen security: tackling it is a key step to build more cohesive and peaceful societies. Addressing general societal…  


In defense of nature: women at the forefront

Women, especially indigenous, are particularly vulnerable to environmental-related violence – roughly 50% of female activists murdered for defending land and environmental rights.  


Think globally, act locally

The Small Grants Programme supports strengthening the Indigenous Peoples and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas, reviving and promoting traditional knowledge.  


Beyond the hurricanes, how do we finance resilience in the Caribbean?

As a new hurricane season approaches in the Caribbean, I attended last week’s dialogue focused on “Financing Resilience in SIDS” held in Antigua and Barbuda and sponsored by the host government and…  


It takes more than two to tango: platform to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Argentina is in a need of a new development paradigm, to combat a slew of development challenges. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) believes those development challenges require a platform approach,…  


May 23 2018


Everyone Stands to Gain When More Women take Top Positions in Businesses

Since women make up half of the population of our region, it would make sense for them to have a similar representation in the different sectors of society.  


Leveling the playing field: Sports and human development

There is a positive relationship between human development and practicing physical sports. Exercise is associated with improvements in health, cognitive processes, sociability, productivity (due to…  


How to build back better after a hurricane with the next one a few months away? | Achim Steiner and Irwin LaRocque

These hurricanes were a game changer. Not even in the Caribbean, which is the most natural disaster-prone Region in the world, had anything like this been experienced before.  

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