UNDP sending experts to support Caribbean as Irma hits
Sep 6, 2017
UNDP is sending experts on crisis recovery to support the people of the Caribbean as they brave Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Atlantic. UNDP has activated its crisis preparedness plans in several countries in the region, and will support them both during the immediate response to this disaster and in crucial early recovery activities, if asked.
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Guatemala
Aug 27, 2017
The Secretary-General is shocked to learn that H.E. Mr. Jimmy Morales, President of Guatemala, has issued a statement declaring Commissioner Ivan Velásquez persona non grata.
UN reassures commitment to the Caribbean on SDGs, including special needs for island states
Jul 21, 2017
CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque outlined some of the major challenges, including the adverse effects of climate change, graduation from concessional development financing based on GDP per capita and not taking into account the inherent vulnerability of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
Countries reaffirm commitment to Sustainable Development Goals but recognize that stronger partnerships and cooperation are needed
Jul 21, 2017
Countries recognized that after almost two years of implementation “our individual and collective efforts have yielded encouraging results in many areas.” But they acknowledged “that the pace of implementation must be accelerated as the tasks facing us are urgent.”
UN report urges accelerated efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
Jul 18, 2017
The annual SDGs report provides an overview of the world's implementation efforts to date, highlighting areas of progress and areas where more action needs to be taken to ensure no one is left behind.
Ecuador to receive over US$80 million to curb deforestation
Jul 4, 2017
South American country to receive Green Climate Fund’s first support to UN programme to reduce emissions from deforestation
The Equator Prize 2017 winners announced for local innovative solutions tackling poverty, environment and climate challenges
Jun 30, 2017
40% of winners of global prize for local innovative solutions to tackle poverty, environment and climate change challenges are from Latin America and the Caribbean.
More than 700,000 Colombians benefited from UN Post-Conflict Fund initiatives
Jun 30, 2017
The first report of the United Nations Multipartner Trust Fund for the Post-Conflict reveals results to improve institutional capacities and territorial development.
Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
Jun 19, 2017
The UN Development Programme today welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the Organization. Mr. Steiner’s appointment as the new head of the UN’s lead development agency was confirmed by the UN General Assembly in April this year, following his nomination by Secretary-General António Guterres.
A Revised Law Sparks New Hope for Restoring Paraguay’s Biodiversity
Jun 12, 2017
The legal changes are expected to help reduce pressure on the country’s last remaining native forests and to significantly boost the Nation’s long-term goal of reforesting 450,000 hectares of land, an area about half the size of Puerto Rico.