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.
UNDP to support southern Mexico state as it builds back better after massive quake
Sep 27, 2017
UNDP will advise on elements of economic recovery, particularly in the affected public markets and will facilitate the communities’ involvement in the reconstruction of housing and key infrastructure.
Caribbean countries start to build back better after Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Sep 22, 2017
Across the impacted countries, housing, community infrastructure and the livelihoods of millions of people have been severely damaged.
15 Equator Prize Winners Receive Prestigious Award at New York Gala Event
Sep 18, 2017
The winning organizations, which showcase innovative solutions for tackling poverty, environment, and climate challenges.
UNDP Caribbean offices join forces to kick off quick recovery activities
Sep 11, 2017
Recovery activities include debris removal, short-term employment and community infrastructure rehabilitation.
Now is the time to help Irma-affected people get back on their feet, UNDP
Sep 8, 2017
In the past decade UNDP has invested nearly US$300 million in disaster preparedness in Latin America and the Caribbean, working with governments at the national and local levels, as well as communities.
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.”