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Central America spends US$4 billion for security and justice in 2010

Guatemala City — National efforts to tackle violence and insecurity in Central American countries costs billions of dollars and the amount spent has risen by 60 percent since 2006 to US$4 billion in 2010, according to a new study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).Results of the studmore

Experts convened by UN call for citizen security to be included in future development agenda

High-level meeting in Panama City to inform World We Want framework Panama City - More than a hundred thought leaders, UN officials and civil society representatives are meeting over the next two days in Panama City in order to build consensus and provide recommendations on how to ensure citizen secmore

Gang violence takes rising toll in lives, threatens Caribbean economies, says UNDP

First Caribbean Human Development Report outlines recommendations to tackle increase in crime ratePort of Spain - Crime has become one of the main challenges threatening economies and livelihoods in Caribbean countries, but the right mix of policies and programmes can halt the problem, according to more