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Latin America and the Caribbean need an economic growth model that won´t lead to environmental degradation, UNDP

Meeting with environmental authorities from 33 countries, Regional Director of UNDP highlighted the role of innovation and technology to use resources more efficiently and sustainably  



In Brazil, businesses embrace the SDGs and scale up good practices

Fifteen years ago, the Global Compact—a UN-backed network to commit businesses to sustainability—kicked off in Brazil, seeking to engage the private sector in a global development agenda. For the past…  


Presidents, VPs and Ministers hail poverty assessment beyond income as key step to leave no one behind

During the UN General Assembly today to share experiences using the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) in partnership with Oxford University and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).  


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  


Half of world’s poor are children

The new figures show that in 104 primarily low and middle-income countries, 662 million children are considered multidimensionally poor. In 35 countries half of all children are poor.  


Implementing the 2030 Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean

There are reasons to create a new narrative about development in the region based on efforts to protect social achievements and build ecologically sustainable economies  


"Declaration of Panama" reaffirms Latin America and the Caribbean official´s commitment to reduce inequalities

In the Declaration, regional authorities agreed to: i. Expand universal social protection systems; ii. Act and pay special attention to indigenous peoples and populations of African descent by taking…  


Hundreds of top global and regional leaders discuss how to curb inequalities to boost sustainable growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

. More investment in social protection programmes helped many to rise above the poverty line. But many marginalized groups are still lagging behind. The 10th Ministerial Forum discusses how to reduce…  


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…  

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