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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…  


With rising financial vulnerability, UN Development Chief calls on G20 to reduce risks and curb inequality

Addressing the G20 finance ministers meeting in Buenos Aires, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner acknowledged the improved momentum for the global economy, but stressed that the risks had become more…  


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…  


The Road Towards Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Curaçao

With the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in 2010, Curaçao became a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The island has a population of just over 160 thousand on 444 km2.…  


The Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS concludes its visit to Haiti to reinforce the dialogue and the partnership in support of national development priorities

During the visit, the delegation met local authorities, the United Nations Country Team (composed of 19 agencies, funds and programmes) and the MINUJUSTH, as well Haiti’s development partners, civil…  


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…  


It takes more than two to tango: platform to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Argentina is in a need of a new development paradigm, to combat a slew of development challenges. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) believes those development challenges require a platform approach,…  


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…  


With open government, youth can be agents of change for the SDGs

Anchored in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and committed to the principles of universality, equality and leaving no one behind, the UNDP vision for the Strategic Plan 2018-2021 is to help…  

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