Latin America and the Caribbean

News Centre

Media Enquiries

Latest from news centre


Presidents, VPs and Ministers from Africa, Asia and Latin America hail poverty assessment beyond income as key step to leave no one behind

During the UN General Assembly today to share experiences using the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) in partnership with Oxford University and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).  


Top panelists at UNGA show how government, private sector and academia can boost social innovation for the SDGs

Aruba, The Netherlands and UNDP side event during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly  


Half of world’s poor are children

The new figures show that in 104 primarily low and middle-income countries, 662 million children are considered multidimensionally poor. In 35 countries half of all children are poor.  


UNDP welcomes commitments of a coalition of non-state and state actors to reduce deforestation in Ecuador

The implementation will decrease pressure on the country’s remaining forests and strengthen the sustainable management capacities of smallholder producers.  


Wide inequalities in people’s well-being cast a shadow on sustained human development progress

Latin America and the Caribbean shows a high level of Human Development, but region drops over 20 percent once inequality is taken into consideration; gap between women and men is the lowest among…  


"Declaration of Panama" reaffirms Latin America and the Caribbean official´s commitment to reduce inequalities

In the Declaration, regional authorities agreed to: i. Expand universal social protection systems; ii. Act and pay special attention to indigenous peoples and populations of African descent by taking…  


Hundreds of top global and regional leaders discuss how to curb inequalities to boost sustainable growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

. More investment in social protection programmes helped many to rise above the poverty line. But many marginalized groups are still lagging behind. The 10th Ministerial Forum discusses how to reduce…  


UNDP mobilized US$25 million, restored buildings and boosted preparedness in hurricane-affected Caribbean

UNDP partnered with sister UN agencies, NGOs and the private sector in the recovery process, including in initiatives to train hurricane-affected people to rebuild their own communities while…  


UNDP to collaborate with OAS, UN agencies and other organizations in the fight against corruption

The agreement focuses on the fight against corruption in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, and to facilitate and…  


Luis Felipe López-Calva begins new role as UNDP's Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Director

Mr. Luis Felipe López-Calva assumed his new position today as UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. He will lead the organization's work and teams in…  

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Latin America and the Caribbean 
Go to UNDP Global