What We Do

Across Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP works mainly with governments, but also with civil society organisations and the private sector to help countries drive and sustain growth that improves everyone’s lives. MORE

Our Goals

Our focus is to help countries in the region build and share solutions to reduce Poverty and Inequality, achieve the Millennium Development Goals in the national and local levels—also helping overcome historic inequalities within countries—, tackle HIV/AIDS, enhance and consolidate the region’s Democratic Governance, Citizen Security, boost South-South Cooperation, Crisis Prevention and Recovery and Energy and Sustainability. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

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UNDP is present in 42 offices and territories in the region. There, it works with national and independent partners to promote its main goals, foster knowledge exchange and helping countries achieve the MDG's.

Our Stories

  • Sebastian holds the property title that will allow him to receive a state subsidy to rebuild his house in Santa Barbara, Peru. Photo: UNDP in Peru

    Peru: Rebuilding communities through volunteerism
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    Sebastiàn Escajadillo Saire, a resident of Santa Barbara’s village south of Lima, Peru, lost everything when his house was destroyed by a magnitude 8 earthquake inmore

  • Mirlande Louis took courses in cosmetology as part of a jobs training programme for people living with HIV in Haiti. Photo: UNDP in Haiti

    Haiti’s fight against AIDS and tuberculosis
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    Mirlande Louis, a young sex worker in Haiti, is among the groups most vulnerable to HIV and AIDS with a prevalence rate of 8 percent asmore

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