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Spotlight Initiative: European Union and United Nations join forces to end violence against women in Latin America

The new programmes will address legislative and policy gaps, strengthen institutions, promote gender-equitable attitudes, and provide quality services for survivors and reparations for victims of…  


Top panelists at UNGA show how government, private sector and academia can boost social innovation for the SDGs

Aruba, The Netherlands and UNDP side event during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly  


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…  


European Development Days: Gender equality and women’s empowerment key to achieving the Global Goals

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) participated in the European Development Days (EDDs), Europe’s leading forum on development, which in 2018 focused on the role of women and girls in achieving the…  


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…  


Everyone Stands to Gain When More Women take Top Positions in Businesses

Since women make up half of the population of our region, it would make sense for them to have a similar representation in the different sectors of society.  


International Women’s Day

“The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives”  


"Fourth Global Forum Business For Gender Equality” ends with Call to Action of Chile

UNDP has been supporting partners in 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Eurasia to certify public and private companies for meeting gender equality targets. Through the…  


More women in decision-making positions in business benefits all

According to ILO, women represent only 4.2% of CEOs among the 1,269 listed companies. Furthermore, almost half of the executive boards in the region are comprised exclusively of men with women making…  


Making the Business Case for Gender Equality

Empowering women and girls is key to achieving all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. At the moment, however, gender bias remains a significant obstacle to global…  

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