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
UNDP and Mexico to boost tourism for sustainable development
Jun 3, 2015
A new partnership between Mexico and UNDP will develop and test new models of sustainable tourism.
Putting an end to the racial divide
Mar 21, 2014
Around 30 percent of the Latin America and Caribbean population is of African descent.
Antonio Banderas: “Real men don’t hit women”
Mar 5, 2014
Where seven out of 10 women are assaulted by their partner and almost half (47%) have been victims of at least one sexual assault over the course of their lives.
Over 20 percent of Yasuni ITT Trust Fund contributions have been reimbursed
Feb 26, 2014
UNDP working with Government of Ecuador for full reimbursement in the next six months.