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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  



Spotlight Initiative: European Union and United Nations join forces to end violence against women in Latin America

The new programmes will address legislative and policy gaps, strengthen institutions, promote gender-equitable attitudes, and provide quality services for survivors and reparations for victims of…  


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.  


UNDP welcomes commitments of a coalition of non-state and state actors to reduce deforestation in Ecuador

The implementation will decrease pressure on the country’s remaining forests and strengthen the sustainable management capacities of smallholder producers.  


Wide inequalities in people’s well-being cast a shadow on sustained human development progress

Latin America and the Caribbean shows a high level of Human Development, but region drops over 20 percent once inequality is taken into consideration; gap between women and men is the lowest among…  


"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…  

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