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The wisdom in our words: Protecting indigenous languages in Latin America and the Caribbean

2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. At the global level,statistics suggest that the majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages are indigenous. They also suggest that the…  


Epic falls? Economic Crisis and Household’s Welfare

Consider the world economic crisis which was set off by the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. As a result of this crisis that trickled down from Wall Street to the rest of the world, the…  


Catch Me If You Can: A Few Thoughts On The Analysis Of Poverty Convergence In LAC

As the 2019 global MPI Report “Illuminating Inequalities” stresses, there is considerable heterogeneity among regions within countries (as is the case of Haiti, with a headcount of MPI ranging between…  


Women, Power, and the Changing Face Of Political Representation in LAC

Over the past several decades the face of politics has changed in many Latin American and Caribbean countries. Not only have women been elected to the highest office many times in Latin America and…  


No Country for Old, Indigenous Women: The challenge of discrimination in Latin America and the Caribbean

The perception of discrimination, in whatever form people feel it, is an issue in many LAC countries. On average, 17% of all Latin Americans reported that they perceived themselves as part of a group…  


The Geography of Exclusion: The Dynamics of State Discontinuity Across the Territory in LAC

One of the ways in which inequality manifests itself is by making location a constraint to socioeconomic achievement. Equality of opportunity implies that the place where a person is born –or chooses…  


Southern Development Solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals acknowledge the critical role South-South cooperation plays in global development. So do other important global agendas, notably the Sendai…  


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…  


5 lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean on the 2030 Agenda

The complex problems of the 2030 Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean—the eradication of extreme poverty, the reduction of emissions to achieve the 1.5 degree Celsius goal, the transformation of…  


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2018  

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