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UNDP seals strategic partnership on prisons in Brazil

The National Justice Council (CNJ), UNDP and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed an international technical cooperation project to strengthen monitoring and supervision of the prison and…  


Surinamese Women Transform Their Community with Solar Energy

Ana Nantawi and Ketura Aparaka are two members of the Tepu community from an isolated indigenous village located in Southeast Suriname near the borders of Brazil and French Guiana.  


Latin America and the Caribbean need an economic growth model that won´t lead to environmental degradation, UNDP

Meeting with environmental authorities from 33 countries, Regional Director of UNDP highlighted the role of innovation and technology to use resources more efficiently and sustainably  


CDEMA, IFRC and UNDP launched Early Warning toolkit

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the International Federation for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are…  


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…  


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.  


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…  


Joint statement UN in Colombia and Ecuador

the United Nations in Colombia and Ecuador reaffirm their solidarity with the people of both countries and reiterate their full commitment and continued support in promoting actions and initiatives in…  

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