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Hidden figures: The need for better data and evidence to improve gender policies

The most striking fact about gender and labor markets in LAC is that one of every two women is not part of the labor force.* While women have caught up with men in terms of educational attainment,…  


Deutsche Post DHL Group and UNDP scaled up airport disaster preparedness training in Honduras

Toncontín Airport strengthened its capacities to act and respond to disasters through a recent Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD) workshop.  


Brazil receives US$ 96 million for having reduced its deforestation

The decision is an unprecedent milestone for the international community and praise Brazil’s efforts and commitment to the protection and conservation of native vegetation as an essential step for the…  


UNDP seals strategic partnership on prisons in Brazil

The National Justice Council (CNJ), UNDP and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed an international technical cooperation project to strengthen monitoring and supervision of the prison and…  


UNDP and CAF join forces to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls

The two-year programme “Development of State Capacities to Prevent and Respond to Violence against Women and Girls”, will work with the governments of Argentina, Ecuador and Peru to increase their…  


Latin America Launches a New Roadmap to Save the Jaguar

The main jaguar conservation organizations and governments of Latin America designate November 29 as International Jaguar Day.  


Mining and socio-environmental issues in Latin America: Community-based environmental monitoring as a tool to build transparency and trust

A recent report of the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute revealed that socio-environmental conflicts in mining regions have been on the rise in the last 10 years, particularly…  


Surinamese Women Transform Their Community with Solar Energy

Ana Nantawi and Ketura Aparaka are two members of the Tepu community from an isolated indigenous village located in Southeast Suriname near the borders of Brazil and French Guiana.  


Latin America and the Caribbean need an economic growth model that won´t lead to environmental degradation, UNDP

Meeting with environmental authorities from 33 countries, Regional Director of UNDP highlighted the role of innovation and technology to use resources more efficiently and sustainably  


Spotlight Initiative: European Union and United Nations join forces to end violence against women in Latin America

The new programmes will address legislative and policy gaps, strengthen institutions, promote gender-equitable attitudes, and provide quality services for survivors and reparations for victims of…  

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