Experts call for more rights based, evidence informed drug control policiesJul 2, 2015According to the World Drug Report 2015 of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), 246 million people worldwide use drugs, with 12 million of these injecting them.
Precarious jobs incite vulnerability in Latin America and Caribbean, UNDPJun 26, 2015The economic boom and poverty reduction that took place in the past few decades significantly affected the labor composition in the region, according to UNDP.
UNDP to boost expertise in post-disaster recoveryJun 25, 2015UNDP is undertaking the "PDNA Implementation" project, which plans to train hundreds of professionals in five regions: Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Arab States, Asia and Africa, as well as 13 countries: Angola, Barbados, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ecuador, El Salvador, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, and Rwanda.
Sharing What Works: South South Cooperation for Disaster Risk Reduction in the CaribbeanJun 23, 2015The Risk Reduction Management Centre (RRMC), is an important tool for local government, allowing for the adequate collection and analysis of risk and vulnerability information by sectors and local actors in order to inform local government disaster management and development decisions.
Helen Clark: on Pope Francis encyclical on the environment and the poorJun 18, 2015UNDP works with developing countries to avoid what Pope Francis describes as an "economy of exclusion".
Dominican Republic commits to strengthening cocoa sector for 40,000 farmersJun 17, 2015The Dominican Republic produces high-grade, organic and fine flavour cocoa, exporting almost 70,000 tonnes per year.
Brazil's prisons population increased by 74% in seven yearsJun 5, 2015Most prisoners are young and of African descent; most crimes are related to drugs and robbery
UNDP and Mexico to boost tourism for sustainable developmentJun 3, 2015A new partnership between Mexico and UNDP will develop and test new models of sustainable tourism.
Top panelists discuss new ways to assess progress and well-being in the CaribbeanMay 27, 2015Caribbean countries need a more comprehensive means to measure progress and well-being, beyond traditional GDP and “living above our below an international poverty line” assessments.
Economic growth alone does not improve well-being, UNDP saysMay 21, 2015UNDP analysed and released today 2013-2014 Gallup survey data that gives an insight into well-being perceptions in Latin American and Caribbean.
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