Caribbean: New generation of public policies must focus on the most vulnerable people and boost resilience, UNDP
Sep 12, 2016
Boosting resilience, or the capacity to absorb shocks, also entails investing in people, protecting women and men throughout their life cycle, particularly the most vulnerable, according to the report.
Helen Clark: Keynote Address at Launch of the Caribbean Human Development Report 2016
Sep 12, 2016
The Caribbean Human Development Report is a sister report to the Regional Human Development report for Latin America and the Caribbean launched in Panama in May this year. The inspiration for the report comes from the desire of Caribbean leaders to have metrics for assessing development which better reflect the unique vulnerabilities and challenges faced by middle-income Small Island Developing States.
Tribute to Dame Margaret Anstee
Aug 26, 2016
UNDP wishes to pay tribute to Dame Margaret’s outstanding and pioneering contribution to the Organization, to the UN, and to the world, and to express our sincere condolences to her family and friends on their loss.
Chile and Peru sign landmark agreement to sustain world’s largest single species fishery
Aug 25, 2016
For the last five years Chile and Peru have been assisted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the The Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem (HCLME) Project.
UN will support Colombia's 'drive to build a future in peace,' says Ban as historic talks conclude
Aug 25, 2016
Peace in Colombia crucial step towards sustainable development, leaving no one behind.
El Niño devastation demands development solutions: UNDP
Jul 19, 2016
El Niño demands immediate attention to development solutions to mitigate the impact of its inevitable return, said the UNDP ahead of a key international meeting today.
Copa Libertadores Ecuadorian semi-finalist donates box office to UNDP benefitting over 1500 quake-affected families
Jul 4, 2016
For the past four months UNDP has been working with national and local governments and key partners placing quake-affected communities at the centre of the recovery process.
Strengthening the Rule of Law vital to sustain peace and foster development
Jun 29, 2016
“Advancing the rule of law and sustaining peace is most likely to be achieved when national, international and UN partners work closely together,” stated Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator delivering her key note remarks at the opening of the Rule of Law Annual event in New York today. “Placing people at the center of justice and security reforms and working towards the goals of national partners are crucial for successfully establishing the rule of law and access to justice,” she further added.
Peace in Colombia crucial step towards sustainable development, leaving no one behind
Jun 23, 2016
After 50 years of armed conflict that has left more than eight million victims and displaced over six million women, men and children, Colombians will begin paving their path towards a new era.
Millions of Latin Americans risk sliding back into poverty; new generation of public policies crucial to prevent setbacks, UNDP
Jun 14, 2016
UNDP stresses that people’s wellbeing must reflect “more than income” alone, calling on the region’s leaders to focus on "multidimensional progress". This includes investing in skills for better employment opportunities, in financial systems that prevent over-indebtedness and reducing gender gaps.