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 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).
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.
A Revised Law Sparks New Hope for Restoring Paraguay’s Biodiversity
Jun 12, 2017
The legal changes are expected to help reduce pressure on the country’s last remaining native forests and to significantly boost the Nation’s long-term goal of reforesting 450,000 hectares of land, an area about half the size of Puerto Rico.
Colombia is mourning #WeAreAllMocoa
Apr 2, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) deeply regrets the loss of life, sympathizes with the affected families and the Colombian people, and reiterates its commitment to support the government in its efforts to respond to urgent needs and in the process of recovery of Mocoa.
UN statement on heavy rains in Peru
Mar 25, 2017
The United Nations System in Peru, through its various agencies, funds and programs, continues its technical support to the State and humanitarian assistance in the different affected areas.
UNDP and OECS provide skills training in ‘at risk’ communities
Mar 14, 2017
The community exercises provide residents with practical skills to think and act like successful persons through strategic planning for their future.
UNDP promotes South-South cooperation on urban mass transit between Guatemala and Mexico
Mar 3, 2017
This exchange promotes SDG 17 - Partnerships to achieve goals, Target 17.6, which promotes or enhances North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation in science, technology and innovation.
EU and UNDP discuss ways to advance the development goals in the Caribbean
Feb 16, 2017
In the Caribbean, EU and UNDP work together on enhancing sustainable agriculture and food security and increasing resilience against natural disasters.