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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…  


In Brazil, businesses embrace the SDGs and scale up good practices

Fifteen years ago, the Global Compact—a UN-backed network to commit businesses to sustainability—kicked off in Brazil, seeking to engage the private sector in a global development agenda. For the past…  


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…  


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…  


Social and economic costs of Zika can reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean

The socio-economic cost of the recent spread of the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean will total an estimated US$7-18 billion between 2015 and 2017, according to an impact assessment…  

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