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.
- #SDG11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES - 07 days to Rio 2016 (português abaixo) "I studied architecture to provide housing and spaces for all, but the market sometimes complicates things. We have to survive, don't we? I came from Switzerland to live a new experience in Rio de Janeiro. I like to see and meet new people. To exchange ideas inspires me. Living here helps me to meet new sides of society - and the carioca is very open, eases the adaptation. Architecture is the organization of space, then the architect has the power to open ways to others. We need to fulfill our role effectively. The architecture was made for people. Our most important mission is to make a difference in their lives." – Barbara Iseli, 37 years old ---- #ODS11: Cidades e Comunidades Sustentáveis - 07 dias para as Olimpíadas "Estudei arquitetura para oferecer moradia e espaços a todos, mas o mercado, às vezes, complica as coisas. Temos que sobreviver, não é? Vim da Suíça para viver uma nova experiência no Rio de Janeiro. Gosto de ver e conhecer novas pessoas. A troca de ideias me inspira. Morar aqui me ajuda a conhecer novos lados da sociedade – e o carioca é muito aberto, facilita a adaptação. A arquitetura é a organização do espaço, então o arquiteto tem o poder de abrir caminhos para outras pessoas. Precisamos cumprir nosso papel com eficiência. A arquitetura foi feita para as pessoas. Nossa maior importância é fazer a diferença na vida delas." – Barbara Iseli, 37 anos #humansofrio #humansofmyworld #rio2016 #arquitetura PNUD Brasil United Nations Development Programme - UNDP UNDP in Latin America and the Caribbean ONU Brasil SDG Action Campaign UN-HABITAT TETO Brasil 3 hours ago
- #SDG4: QUALITY EDUCATION - 08 days to Rio 2016 (português abaixo) "When you are part of the troop you don't notice somethings because you are in service, take your gun and go for your task. But at the administration I saw some policemen suffering with serious problems. The professionals are always judged by public opinion, but also need a more caring look at them. Three years ago, I started a campaign to collect adult diapers for a police officer who was shot and became paraplegic. After a lot of mobilization, we got almost a ton of diapers! (...) Education for me is the basis of everything. I have always searched to compementary income so that my children could study in good schools. They know what is the reality. When I take them to a handicapped friend, they see how life could be harder. Thank God I'm fine and, while I´m good, I'll keep doing good to others." – Lieutenant Silva, 52 years old ---- #ODS4: EDUCAÇÃO DE QUALIDADE - 08 dias para as Olimpíadas "Quando você é parte da tropa acaba não reparando, porque você entra em serviço, pega sua arma e vai cumprir sua etapa. Mas, na administração, vi que alguns policiais sofriam com problemas graves. Os profissionais são sempre muito julgados pela opinião pública, mas também precisam de um olhar mais cuidadoso sobre eles. Há três anos, comecei uma campanha para arrecadar fraldas geriátricas para um policial que foi baleado e ficou paraplégico. Após muita mobilização, conseguimos quase uma tonelada de fraldas! (...) Educação para mim é base de tudo. Sempre busquei complementar minha renda para que minhas filhas pudessem estudar em boas escolas. Elas sabem o que é a realidade. Quando as levo à casa de um colega cadeirante, elas vêem o quanto a vida poderia ser mais difícil. Graças a Deus estou bem e, enquanto estiver bem, vou continuar fazendo o bem." – Tenente da Silva, 52 anos #humansofrio #humansofmyworld #rio2016 PNUD Brasil United Nations Development Programme - UNDPUNDP in Latin America and the Caribbean SDG Action Campaign 8 hours ago
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