Sargassum and Climate Change in the Carribean
Dec 10, 2015
When the paradise habitants saw their white beaches turned into fetid scenarios, alerted authorities, and given the limited effectiveness of the response, they took the initiative and organized them selves in crews to clean public beaches and despite his efforts the situation got worse.
Peruvian women install solar panels and light up their communities
Dec 8, 2015
Five women from Candarave Province, located in Tacna (Peru), travelled to India to be trained and to learn how to install solar panels. The training has enabled 272 families to have electricity and improve their quality of life. Solar panels mitigate the emission of greenhouse gases and allow to address climate change.
Widespread floods affect livelihoods in Guyana
Dec 4, 2015
It is now 10 years since extreme rainfall caused widespread flooding which devastated the coastal lowland areas of Guyana, which is below sea level. Unable to cope with the constant flooding, many families decided they had to leave the Creek for a new life on the coast.
Drought threatens water-truck lifeline in parched northeast Brazil
Nov 26, 2015
Local residents go to the school each day to fill three or four large buckets with water. The distribution runs smoothly, with everybody cooperating and taking home just enough to supply their family’s drinking, cooking and hygiene needs.
Sinking into Paradise: Climate Change Worsening Coastal Erosion in Trinidad
Nov 19, 2015
Trinidad’s south-western peninsula is experiencing rapid erosion. Despite being sheltered from the open ocean, satellite images have shown large portions of it being lost to the Gulf of Paria.
The Sustainable Development Goals and their implications for Latin America and the Caribbean
Sep 25, 2015
The Sustainable Development agenda is crucial for the Caribbean and Latin America in the sense that it places special emphasis on boosting resilience.
Global Goals flag raised across the world, from the North Pole to the Global South
Sep 24, 2015
What links places as remote as the North Pole, a mountain village in Nepal and an underwater reef off the small island of Formentera in the deep blue Mediterranean? The answer is a multicolored flag bearing the icons of the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals that is being hoisted around the world, in some of the most remote and difficult to reach places, in an effort to spur action on the huge challenges facing humanity and our planet.
Colombia: Ban welcomes ‘significant progress’ towards reaching final peace agreement
Sep 24, 2015
The Secretary-General commends the role of guarantor countries, Cuba and Norway, as well as of Chile and Venezuela as accompanying nations in assisting this peace process.
UNDP to boost expertise in post-disaster recovery
Jun 25, 2015
UNDP is undertaking the "PDNA Implementation" project, which plans to train hundreds of professionals in five regions: Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Arab States, Asia and Africa, as well as 13 countries: Angola, Barbados, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ecuador, El Salvador, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, and Rwanda.
Brazil's prisons population increased by 74% in seven years
Jun 5, 2015
Most prisoners are young and of African descent; most crimes are related to drugs and robbery