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Wide inequalities in people’s well-being cast a shadow on sustained human development progress

Latin America and the Caribbean shows a high level of Human Development, but region drops over 20 percent once inequality is taken into consideration; gap between women and men is the lowest among…  


In the operating theatre, male actors still dominate

For centuries the idea of "going to see the doctor" meant in our collective imagery that we would be going to see a male doctor.  


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…  


IV Global Forum "Business for Gender Equality: the Future of Work and the Agenda 2030"

The IV forum gives continuity to the discussions and commitments adopted during the III Global Forum of Companies for Gender Equality, which was co-organized by the UNDP and the Government of Panama…  

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