Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government
Nov 21, 2017
Responding to the urgent needs, over US$1.35 billion were pledged by established partners and new ones, highlighting the importance of South South Cooperation—from the region and beyond.
Building a More Climate-Resilient Community
Nov 20, 2017
The recent disasters in the Caribbean have laid bare the deficiencies of the international development finance architecture for countries like those in the Caribbean.
Charly Alberti is designated Goodwill Ambassador of UNDP in Argentina
Oct 30, 2017
Charly Alberti, who has a long and recognized artistic career both nationally and internationally, has also been, for many years, a committed activist and advocate of the care of the environment, natural resources and sustainable development.
Dominicans assess building damages after hurricane with private sector and civil society partnerships
Oct 27, 2017
This comprehensive building damage assessmentis part of the Government of Dominica’s recovery strategy after category 5 Hurricane Maria decimated the Caribbean island nation.
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.
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.
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.
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.