Drought threatens water-truck lifeline in parched northeast BrazilNov 26, 2015Local residents go to the school each day to fill three or four large buckets with water. The distribution runs smoothly, with everybody cooperating and taking home just enough to supply their family’s drinking, cooking and hygiene needs.
Sinking into Paradise: Climate Change Worsening Coastal Erosion in TrinidadNov 19, 2015Trinidad’s south-western peninsula is experiencing rapid erosion. Despite being sheltered from the open ocean, satellite images have shown large portions of it being lost to the Gulf of Paria.
Indigenous People take steps to have a voice in COP21Nov 18, 2015The dialogues have resulted in direct indigenous participation in national government delegations to the COP21 negotiations in Paris, as well as commitments from governments to take indigenous priorities to Paris and to report back to their countries’ indigenous peoples on the outcomes.
The United Nations Development Group commits with the Haitian Prime Minister to support the transition from the humanitarian framework to developmentNov 13, 2015The UNDG delegation also met with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Sandra Honoré, and representatives from the World Bank and civil society organizations.
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.
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