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Accountability In A Time Of Misinformation: Going Beyond Transparency In Latin America and the Caribbean

According the 2018 Reuters Institute Digital News Report, citizens in LAC countries are facing high exposure to false information, and are very concerned about what news is real and what news is fake…  


Peace

2030 Agenda - Peace: foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies free from fear and violence.  


Killing Development: The Devastating Epidemic of Crime and Insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean

Development is a very uneven process, accompanied by heterogeneity in outcomes across sectors, across regions and across income groups. Such process, Albert Hirschman elegantly established about 60…  


Ruling for the few? How weak legitimacy can hinder compliance and cooperation in LAC countries

The increasingly widespread belief that countries are governed to benefit “the few” rather than “the many” suggests that the legitimacy of institutions may be declining in the region.  


UNDP supports governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to accelerate the progress of SDG 16 to consolidate just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Violence, crime, insecurity, high rates of femicide, corruption, impunity, as well as polarized contexts continue to hinder the development of Latin America and the Caribbean and threaten their…  


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…  


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…  


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…  


UNDP to collaborate with OAS, UN agencies and other organizations in the fight against corruption

The agreement focuses on the fight against corruption in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, and to facilitate and…  


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…  

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