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 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.
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.
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.”
UN report urges accelerated efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
Jul 18, 2017
The annual SDGs report provides an overview of the world's implementation efforts to date, highlighting areas of progress and areas where more action needs to be taken to ensure no one is left behind.
Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
Jun 19, 2017
The UN Development Programme today welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the Organization. Mr. Steiner’s appointment as the new head of the UN’s lead development agency was confirmed by the UN General Assembly in April this year, following his nomination by Secretary-General António Guterres.