Countries highlight the role of multiple policies in eradicating poverty and achieving the 2030 Agenda in Latin America and the CaribbeanNov 4, 2015Delegates requested that ECLAC and UNDP jointly convene the next Regional Conference on Social Development held in Uruguay in November 2017.
Ministers address challenges to reduce poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean in a sustainable development eraNov 2, 2015After a decade of high economic growth and poverty reduction, adding 92 million people to an emerging middle class from 2003-2013, the region is facing slower growth rates and relapses into poverty for some segments of the population.
Argentina joins list of countries supporting Haiti’s landmark electionsOct 30, 2015Other contributing governments are Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Norway, the United States and the European Union.
Aruba launches Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Development for Small Island StatesOct 28, 2015The Centre of Excellence builds on Aruba’s experience in the use of sustainable development practices. Over the years, the country has developed a reputation for tackling these issues with ambitious projects, like the aim to rely solely on renewable energy by 2020.
UNDP announces winners of climate change storytelling contest for aspiring journalistsOct 27, 2015Five young journalists have been selected to join the upcoming climate change conference (COP21) in Paris in December.
Trinidad and Tobago contributes US$1 million for Haiti’s landmark electionsOct 20, 2015The Government of Haiti not only remains the largest contributor, with a recent additional contribution of 300 million Haitian gourdes (around $5.7 million) but has also reassured that the third round of the 2015 elections will be fully funded. Other contributing governments are Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Norway, the United States and the European Union.
- Indigenous Peoples Are Largely Missing from National Climate Plans! A UNFCC review of the 119 submitted Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) makes no mention of Indigenous Peoples. While many national plans mention emissions and mitigation actions in relationship to the Land Use, Land-use Change and Forestry sector, only a few include specific targets or fully describe their approach to the sector. Moreover, even with full implementation of all 119 INDCs, global temperatures would rise by approximately 3 °C by 2030. #COP21 #RoadToParis ttp://www.latinamerica.undp.org/content/rblac/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2015/11/18/indigenous-people-take-steps-to-have-a-voice-in-cop21.html 2 hours ago
- Hoy es el #DíaMundialdelRetrete. Y no es broma: 120 millones de latinoamericanos (1 en cada 5) no tienen retrete. Es mas fácil tener un celular en nuestra región que tener acceso a inodoros. El problema es particularmente grave en las comunidades rurales, lo que genera problemas graves de salud y afecta la seguridad de todos, especialmente de las mujeres y niñas. 19 November AT 01:38 PM
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