Our Stories

  • Communities come together to protect water and biodiversity in Colombia

    The project assesses vulnerability to climate change in the areas surrounding the lake and proposes adaptation measures based on conservation of the ecosystems that ensure the water supply. The project seeks to expand and preserve the natural wealth of this site and improve the living conditions and economic well-being of local families.

  • Developing new chances beyond bars
    Aug 17, 2015

    The labour skills program is part of the "Justice and Inclusion programme", run by the Uruguayan Government with the support of the European Union, UNDP, the International Labour Organisation, and the Pan-American Health Organization.

  • Dominican Republic: Ready to act when faced with disaster

    A project implemented by UNDP, with funding from the European Commission, has been launched, to improve the resiliency of buildings in Puerto Plata in the event of earthquakes.

  • Dominican women: Creativity from banana waste

    The project "Promoting Women's Economic Autonomy and Participation in Valverde Province", implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Valverde Local Economic Development Agency (ADELVA) with financial support from Fundación Popular, supports women in the area to undertake and seek work opportunities.

  • Exhuming the Stories of Guatemala’s Lost

    Thanks to UNDP’s technical and expert support, Guatemala has been able to digitize 13 million pieces of data on human rights abuses out of 20 million available.

  • Farmers’ cooperatives increase food security in Cuba

    A program of land grants and farmers' training is helping Cuba increase its domestic food production and protect its food supply from vulnerabilities.

  • Fishing provides new jobs in Panama

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