Government of China supports Caribbean countries to build back better after hurricanes
Oct 20, 2017
Efforts will focus on Barbuda (part of the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda) and Dominica, two of the hardest hit Caribbean islands, and will be used to restore roofing of priority buildings, including government facilities.
UNDP and European Union support Cuba in the recovery of homes affected by Irma Hurricane
Oct 18, 2017
This support responds to the United Nations Action Plan prepared with the national counterparts.
Post hurricane needs assessment kicks off in Dominica
Oct 18, 2017
Over 90 percent of roofs were damaged or destroyed and 57.000 people, (around 80 percent of the total population) have been directly affected, according to the preliminary assessments.
Eradication of Poverty - October 17, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
This year’s theme for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, “Answering the Call to End Poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies”, celebrates the 25 year anniversary of the creation of this international day and the idea behind it: that hunger, lack of education, and violence are not inevitable.
Climate change is a threat to rich and poor alike
Oct 12, 2017
From Miami and Puerto Rico to Barbuda and Havana, the devastation of this year’s hurricane season across Latin America and the Caribbean serves as a reminder that the impacts of climate change know no borders.
UNDP boosts presence in Dominica to coordinate UN-wide building back better phase
Oct 4, 2017
A senior UNDP team is now in Dominica to coordinate the UN-wide crisis recovery efforts, looking into the long-term efforts to rebuild a more resilient Caribbean island country after Category Five Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on 18 September.
UNDP to support southern Mexico state as it builds back better after massive quake
Sep 27, 2017
UNDP will advise on elements of economic recovery, particularly in the affected public markets and will facilitate the communities’ involvement in the reconstruction of housing and key infrastructure.
Caribbean countries start to build back better after Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Sep 22, 2017
Across the impacted countries, housing, community infrastructure and the livelihoods of millions of people have been severely damaged.
15 Equator Prize Winners Receive Prestigious Award at New York Gala Event
Sep 18, 2017
The winning organizations, which showcase innovative solutions for tackling poverty, environment, and climate challenges.
UNDP Caribbean offices join forces to kick off quick recovery activities
Sep 11, 2017
Recovery activities include debris removal, short-term employment and community infrastructure rehabilitation.