UN Development Chief, Helen Clark, concludes visit to Honduras
Nov 25, 2016
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has recently finished a three-day visit to Honduras. During the visit she has held several meetings with Government authorities, international agencies and civil society representatives, members of the UN Development Group, UN staff and community members from projects that are being funded and technically advised by UNDP.
Ban Ki-moon welcomes the holding of elections in Haiti
Nov 21, 2016
The Secretary-General reaffirms the commitment of the United Nations to extend its full support to the Haitian people in the fulfillment of their democratic aspirations.
Governments and companies from more than 30 countries meet in Panama to commit to advancing gender equality in the workplace
Nov 21, 2016
Panama City - In a global context where women earn, on average, 24 percent less than men for the same work and hold only 22 percent of senior management positions, more than 230 representatives of governments, private and public companies, trade unions and research organizations from 34 countries gathered on Monday to share innovative strategies and discuss persistent challenges for advancing gender equality in the workplace.
UNDP and the mission of Cuba to the UN holds film screening of “Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution”
Nov 17, 2016
To mark International Day of Tolerance, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations today held a special screening of the HBO Documentary Film Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution.
Ban commends Colombian Government and FARC-EP for concluding modified peace agreement
Nov 14, 2016
The Secretary-General also commended the parties for maintaining their firm commitment to the cease-fire and cessation of hostilities.
UNDP supports Cuba after Hurricane Matthew
Nov 9, 2016
UNDP has initiated, hand in hand with local authorities, an early and resilient recovery process, with emphasis on rebuilding houses, to address the immediate needs and lay the foundations for a long-term recovery and strengthening the capacities of affected communities.
Latin America commits to strengthening social protection systems and focus on multidimensional progress
Nov 1, 2016
Santo Domingo – After two days of sharing experiences with public policies around the Sustainable Development Goals, poverty eradication and reducing inequality, representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean governments at the VIII Ministerial Forum for Development signed the "Declaration of Santo Domingo” — a commitment to seek the most efficient and sustainable ways to promote the advancement of the 2030 Agenda, with an integrated model in accordance with national priorities.
Latin American Ministers discuss challenges of 2030 Agenda and the sustainable way out of poverty
Oct 31, 2016
Santo Domingo, October 31, 2016 - Governments from Latin America and the Caribbean meet on October 31 and November 1 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to discuss progress on social policy - particularly in the economy and the environment, which are the main challenges for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and strategies for a sustainable route out of poverty.
Young entrepreneurs from Latin America need innovative policies and government support
Oct 27, 2016
CARTAGENA –Entrepreneurship emerges as a clear alternative to improve opportunities for young people in Latin America, particularly in a context of high unemployment, but to tap its potential it’s necessary to urgently rethink policies designed to facilitate the integration of young people in the economic activity, ILO and UNDP said today in a joint report.
UN Development Chief Concludes Visit to Ecuador
Oct 19, 2016
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark wrapped up a three day visit to Ecuador yesterday where she participated in the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), met with government officials, and traveled to Cayambe north of Quito to visit development projects.