Tribute to Helen Clark – leaves UNDP after eight years as Administrator
Apr 19, 2017
The following is a statement on behalf of President of the UNDP Executive Board, Ambassador Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN, on the departure of Helen Clark as Administrator of UNDP.
Secretary-General nominates Achim Steiner of Germany as Administrator of United Nations Development Programme
Apr 18, 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), wrote to the President of the General Assembly requesting the General Assembly to confirm Achim Steiner of Germany as the new Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years.
The Banco do Brasil Foundation of Social Technology Award is released in Brasília
Apr 17, 2017
Held every two years, the award is considered one of the main events of the third sector in Brazil. This year the competition is co-sponsored by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Brazil and the support of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Social and economic costs of Zika can reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean
Apr 6, 2017
The socio-economic cost of the recent spread of the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean will total an estimated US$7-18 billion between 2015 and 2017, according to an impact assessment launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Colombia is mourning #WeAreAllMocoa
Apr 2, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) deeply regrets the loss of life, sympathizes with the affected families and the Colombian people, and reiterates its commitment to support the government in its efforts to respond to urgent needs and in the process of recovery of Mocoa.
UN statement on heavy rains in Peru
Mar 25, 2017
The United Nations System in Peru, through its various agencies, funds and programs, continues its technical support to the State and humanitarian assistance in the different affected areas.
Amidst progress, extreme poverty and exclusion among some groups persist in Latin America and the Caribbean, Report finds
Mar 21, 2017
Development gaps for women, indigenous peoples, remote dwellers and other groups set to widen unless deep-rooted development barriers, including violence, discrimination and unequal political participation, are tackled.
UNDP and OECS provide skills training in ‘at risk’ communities
Mar 14, 2017
The community exercises provide residents with practical skills to think and act like successful persons through strategic planning for their future.
Helen Clark: Statement on International Women's Day
Mar 8, 2017
The time is now to resolve to clear away the barriers to gender equality in the world of work and all other spheres. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development urges that no one be left behind. That means leaving no woman behind – anywhere.
UNDP promotes South-South cooperation on urban mass transit between Guatemala and Mexico
Mar 3, 2017
This exchange promotes SDG 17 - Partnerships to achieve goals, Target 17.6, which promotes or enhances North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation in science, technology and innovation.