Toward landmark elections in Haiti: International partners reaffirm strong commitment Jul 16, 2015For the third consecutive time in history, Haitians will also democratically elect a President, following the completion of two five-year presidential terms.
Small-scale mining to help boost social and economic development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of StatesJul 16, 2015The initiative will support the small-scale private sector, mining, public institutions and communities in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States that operate in the low value mining and materials sector.
New UNDP reports put spotlight on development finance needs and challenges for Small Island Developing StatesJul 15, 2015mall Island Developing States (SIDS) share a number of common challenges—from exposure to natural hazards and economic shocks, to slow economic growth, limited capacities to raise resources and high debt—and urgently need increases in all forms of financing if they are to meet the post 2015 development goals.
New development financing framework must take into account emerging global challenges and be risk-informed, says UN Development ChiefJul 13, 2015The Third International Conference on Financing for Development is one of four major development-related UN processes occurring this year, from that on disaster risk reduction in Sendai, Japan in March, to the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in September in New York, USA, and the climate change conference in Paris, France where a new global climate agreement is due to be reached.
Mexico-based Contigo joins the Business Call to Action with commitment to improve women’s livelihoodsJul 9, 2015Contigo, a major financial services provider in Mexico, joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to launch a home improvement loan product aimed at reaching 25,000 under-served families by 2019.
MDG’s produced most successful anti-poverty movement in history: UN reportJul 6, 2015he Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as a springboard for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, according to the final MDG report launched today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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.
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