El Niño devastation demands development solutions: UNDPJul 19, 2016El 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 familiesJul 4, 2016For 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.
Strengthening the Rule of Law vital to sustain peace and foster developmentJun 29, 2016“Advancing the rule of law and sustaining peace is most likely to be achieved when national, international and UN partners work closely together,” stated Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator delivering her key note remarks at the opening of the Rule of Law Annual event in New York today. “Placing people at the center of justice and security reforms and working towards the goals of national partners are crucial for successfully establishing the rule of law and access to justice,” she further added.
Peace in Colombia crucial step towards sustainable development, leaving no one behindJun 23, 2016After 50 years of armed conflict that has left more than eight million victims and displaced over six million women, men and children, Colombians will begin paving their path towards a new era.
Millions of Latin Americans risk sliding back into poverty; new generation of public policies crucial to prevent setbacks, UNDPJun 14, 2016UNDP stresses that people’s wellbeing must reflect “more than income” alone, calling on the region’s leaders to focus on "multidimensional progress". This includes investing in skills for better employment opportunities, in financial systems that prevent over-indebtedness and reducing gender gaps.
Solidarity beyond oceans: Kazakhstan donates US$50.000 for Ecuador post-quake recovery effortsJun 9, 2016More than 400 homes and important economic infrastructure, including many stores and the Community Tourism Centre, were damaged. The lack of water and electricity was a great hardship to families in Las Gilces, whose livelihoods depend on salt works, fishing and tourism.
Latin artist and showbiz experts deliver “Ecuador Aqui Estoy” Miami concert proceeds to UNDPJun 3, 2016More than $200.000 in donations to Ecuador will directly benefit over 3.000 people, including families who will rebuild their homes, local engineers and women and men who will be trained and temporarily hired in emergency cash-for-work programmes to build back better. UNDP’s recovery work is coordinated with Governmental agencies at the national and local levels.
UNDP assesses new damages after two powerful aftershocks strike EcuadorMay 18, 2016UNDP is kicking off the second, larger phase, of its recovery programme, training affected communities so they can repair key infrastructure and houses.
More than 20 latin superstars perfom in Miami for Ecuador Earthquake survivorsMay 12, 2016Over US$213.000 raised through ticket sales and over $15.600 in mobile phone donations will be donated to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which will manage funds to continue placing affected community at the heart of recovery efforts in Ecuador.
- #SDG2: Zero Hunger - Countdown to Rio 2016! (português abaixo) "My profession? I am a barber, photographer, cultural producer and father too. I do everything that brings benefit to the community, regardless of who is getting help. Our place has a lot to offer and, sometimes, young people are lost between these choices. The family base is the biggest difficulty here: young people do not have to put money in the house, but to study, make a qualifying course. I see our children and feel I can not leave them behind, I need to guide them to become good people. Almost no one stopped to hear the children; Most orders and expect them to obey. I made sure of listen them." – Key Tetra, 38 years old #ODS2: Fome Zero - Contagem regressiva para Rio 09 dias! "Minha profissão? Sou barbeiro, fotógrafo, produtor cultural e pai também. Faço tudo que traz benefício para a comunidade, independentemente de quem está recebendo ajuda. Nosso lugar tem muita coisa a oferecer e, às vezes, os jovens ficam perdidos no meio dessas escolhas. A base familiar é a maior dificuldade daqui: os jovens não têm que colocar dinheiro dentro de casa, mas estudar, fazer um curso de qualificação. Vejo as nossas crianças e sinto que não posso deixá-las para trás, preciso orientá-las para que se tornem pessoas do bem. Quase ninguém para e ouve as crianças; a maioria manda e espera que elas obedeçam. Eu faço questão de ouvir o que elas têm a dizer" – Key Tetra, 38 anos #humansofrio #humansofmyworld #rio2016 #cantagalo PNUD Brasil United Nations Development Programme - UNDP UNDP in Latin America and the Caribbean SDG Action Campaign 17 hours ago
- #SDG3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING - 07 days to Rio 2016! (português abaixo) "I started surfing yet when I was a child, with my brother. We had no money to buy a surfboard, so we would go to the beach and wait for the surfers to lose their surfboards to the waves. When this happened, we would run to the board and we caught a wave before they follow us. The surf at that time was sport for elite, so we suffered two types of bias: were the 'hill playboys' and 'Asphalt vagabonds'. After a while, we could bring the sport to the community, we shared borrowed boards and with much effort we created the Favela Surf Clube. The sport gave me just everything, and I understood that I could use it to transform the lives of others as well. The coolest thing is to see how the surf integrates people from different places and social classes: the sea is a democratic space." – Alexandre da Silva, "Pretão", 44 years old ---- #ODS3: SAÚDE E BEM-ESTAR - 07 dias para as Olimpíadas! "Comecei a surfar ainda pequeno, com meu irmão. Não tínhamos dinheiro para comprar uma prancha, então íamos para a praia e ficávamos esperando os surfistas perderem as deles para as ondas. Quando isso acontecia, corríamos para a prancha e pegávamos uma onda antes que eles fossem atrás da gente. O surf, na época, era um esporte elitizado, então sofríamos dois tipos de preconceito: éramos os ‘playboys do morro’ e os ‘vagabundos do asfalto’. Depois de um tempo, conseguimos levar o esporte para a comunidade, dividíamos pranchas emprestadas e com muito esforço criamos o Favela Surf Clube. O esporte me deu simplesmente tudo, e eu entendi que poderia usá-lo para transformar a vida de outras pessoas também. O mais legal de é ver o quanto o surf integra pessoas de diferentes lugares e classes sociais: o mar é um espaço democrático." – Alexandre da Silva, "Pretão", 44 anos #humansofrio #humansofmyworld #rio2016 #cantagalo #Favelasurfclube Favela Surf Club PNUD Brasil United Nations Development Programme - UNDP UNDP in Latin America and the Caribbean United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) ONU Brasil SDG Action Campaign Surfing 20 hours ago
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