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With rising financial vulnerability, UN Development Chief calls on G20 to reduce risks and curb inequality

Addressing the G20 finance ministers meeting in Buenos Aires, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner acknowledged the improved momentum for the global economy, but stressed that the risks had become more…  


Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean must engage whole of society to achieve the SDGs

Ministers, civil society, local government and private sector representatives discussed ways to move beyond traditional institutional models to achieve sustainable development, in an event organized…  


China's first global Recovery Aid Rebuilds Over 250 Barbuda Roofs After Hurricane Irma

A Hurricane Irma rebuilding initiative, this is a joint project implemented by UNDP with the Government of Antigua & Barbuda (National Office of Disaster Services – NODS) supported by the China Aid…  


VI Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas

The sixth session of the Regional Platform represents an opportunity for Member States to share experiences, build their capacities, transfer knowledge and show successes related to disaster risk…  


Guatemala: Training national team to assess post-eruption needs

Under the leadership of the national counterpart and co-led by UNDP, the recovery cluster was set up to establish a coordination mechanism to start building back better.  


Guatemala: Coordination team with UN experts continues humanitarian needs assesment

The UN team’s situation room, installed on Monday June 4, continues working around the clock to consolidate supplies for a possible humanitarian appeal.  


UN Secretary-General appoints Luis Felipe López-Calva of Mexico as UNDP’s director for Latin America and the Caribbean

Mr. López-Calva succeeds Jessica Faieta of Ecuador who has taken the post of Deputy Special Representative for Colombia and Deputy Head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia.  


European Development Days: Gender equality and women’s empowerment key to achieving the Global Goals

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) participated in the European Development Days (EDDs), Europe’s leading forum on development, which in 2018 focused on the role of women and girls in achieving the…  


Guatemala: Coordination team with UN experts assesses immediate humanitarian needs

Due to the massive volcanic activity, access to the most affected zones is still impossible, with ashes reaching 60 degrees Celsius, which also impedes helicopter flights for rescue and damage…  


Colombia strengthened its capacities to better manage its forests with UN-REDD’s support

ONU-REDD trabajó de la mano con comunidades étnicas y campesinas para fortalecer la gestión de los bosques del país. Como resultado, los participantes han generado espacios de diálogo y recomendación…  

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