UNDP: Millions of Latin Americans risk sliding back into poverty; new public policies crucial to prevent setbacks
Sep 26, 2016
“The main threat to progress in Latin America and the Caribbean is the relapse of millions of families back into poverty. The economic slowdown is part of the story, but not the only cause of such a setback”, said United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and Caribbean, Jessica Faieta, at the presentation of UNDP’s Human Development Report (HDR) for Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development.
CAF and UNDP deepen their alliance to promote the Global Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean
Sep 22, 2016
The agreement’s main objective is to explore cooperation opportunities in regional development issues that contribute to achieving the SDGs set by the United Nations last year, with an agenda of 17 goals that seek to improve the lives and dignity of people, from here until 2030.
UNDP and SEGIB sign agreement to promote the Global Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean
Sep 19, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ibero-American Secretariat General (SEGIB) signed today a cooperation agreement to promote and collaborate in the achievement of the Sustainable Development (SDGs) in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Caribbean: New generation of public policies must focus on the most vulnerable people and boost resilience, UNDP
Sep 12, 2016
Boosting resilience, or the capacity to absorb shocks, also entails investing in people, protecting women and men throughout their life cycle, particularly the most vulnerable, according to the report.
Helen Clark: Keynote Address at Launch of the Caribbean Human Development Report 2016
Sep 12, 2016
The Caribbean Human Development Report is a sister report to the Regional Human Development report for Latin America and the Caribbean launched in Panama in May this year. The inspiration for the report comes from the desire of Caribbean leaders to have metrics for assessing development which better reflect the unique vulnerabilities and challenges faced by middle-income Small Island Developing States.
Tribute to Dame Margaret Anstee
Aug 26, 2016
UNDP wishes to pay tribute to Dame Margaret’s outstanding and pioneering contribution to the Organization, to the UN, and to the world, and to express our sincere condolences to her family and friends on their loss.
Chile and Peru sign landmark agreement to sustain world’s largest single species fishery
Aug 25, 2016
For the last five years Chile and Peru have been assisted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the The Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem (HCLME) Project.
UN will support Colombia's 'drive to build a future in peace,' says Ban as historic talks conclude
Aug 25, 2016
Peace in Colombia crucial step towards sustainable development, leaving no one behind.
El Niño devastation demands development solutions: UNDP
Jul 19, 2016
El Niño demands immediate attention to development solutions to mitigate the impact of its inevitable return, said the UNDP ahead of a key international meeting today.
Copa Libertadores Ecuadorian semi-finalist donates box office to UNDP benefitting over 1500 quake-affected families
Jul 4, 2016
For the past four months UNDP has been working with national and local governments and key partners placing quake-affected communities at the centre of the recovery process.