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Call for nominations: Equator Prize 2019

The UNDP-led Equator Initiative announces its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2019.  


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.  


UNDP welcomes commitments of a coalition of non-state and state actors to reduce deforestation in Ecuador

The implementation will decrease pressure on the country’s remaining forests and strengthen the sustainable management capacities of smallholder producers.  


"Declaration of Panama" reaffirms Latin America and the Caribbean official´s commitment to reduce inequalities

In the Declaration, regional authorities agreed to: i. Expand universal social protection systems; ii. Act and pay special attention to indigenous peoples and populations of African descent by taking…  


UNDP mobilized US$25 million, restored buildings and boosted preparedness in hurricane-affected Caribbean

UNDP partnered with sister UN agencies, NGOs and the private sector in the recovery process, including in initiatives to train hurricane-affected people to rebuild their own communities while…  


CDEMA, IFRC and UNDP launched Early Warning toolkit

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the International Federation for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are…  


The fourth sector: Can business unusual deliver on the SDGs?

The main reason why the SDGs were created and sustainable/inclusive development have become such important global priorities is that business-as-usual doesn’t work anymore and is taking us to the…  


The SDGs are in review: how is the Dominican Republic doing?

July 17 marked a historic date for the Dominican Republic: the country presented its first national voluntary review, along with 45 other countries that also submitted reports. Why is this review…  


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…  


Colombia strengthened its capacities to better manage its forests with UN-REDD’s support

ONU-REDD trabajó de la mano con comunidades étnicas y campesinas para fortalecer la gestión de los bosques del país. Como resultado, los participantes han generado espacios de diálogo y recomendación…  

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