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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…  


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…  


Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean must engage whole of society to achieve the SDGs

Ministers, civil society, local government and private sector representatives discussed ways to move beyond traditional institutional models to achieve sustainable development, in an event organized…  


Joint statement UN in Colombia and Ecuador

the United Nations in Colombia and Ecuador reaffirm their solidarity with the people of both countries and reiterate their full commitment and continued support in promoting actions and initiatives in…  


The subtle flutter of peace | Pablo Ruiz

After decades of conflict with the FARC-EP, and indescribable pain, the country has begun to close that chapter of its history.  

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