Experts call for more rights based, evidence informed drug control policiesJul 2, 2015According to the World Drug Report 2015 of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), 246 million people worldwide use drugs, with 12 million of these injecting them.
Precarious jobs incite vulnerability in Latin America and Caribbean, UNDPJun 26, 2015The economic boom and poverty reduction that took place in the past few decades significantly affected the labor composition in the region, according to UNDP.
Sharing What Works: South South Cooperation for Disaster Risk Reduction in the CaribbeanJun 23, 2015The Risk Reduction Management Centre (RRMC), is an important tool for local government, allowing for the adequate collection and analysis of risk and vulnerability information by sectors and local actors in order to inform local government disaster management and development decisions.
Dominican Republic commits to strengthening cocoa sector for 40,000 farmersJun 17, 2015The Dominican Republic produces high-grade, organic and fine flavour cocoa, exporting almost 70,000 tonnes per year.
Top panelists discuss new ways to assess progress and well-being in the CaribbeanMay 27, 2015Caribbean countries need a more comprehensive means to measure progress and well-being, beyond traditional GDP and “living above our below an international poverty line” assessments.
Economic growth alone does not improve well-being, UNDP saysMay 21, 2015UNDP analysed and released today 2013-2014 Gallup survey data that gives an insight into well-being perceptions in Latin American and Caribbean.
Women Still Earn 24 Percent Less Than Men, 20 Years OnMay 6, 2015After two decades of concerted efforts to boost women’s rights, reducing poverty among women and girls remains critical for development progress.
UN chiefs highlight "political determination and society’s will" to end the conflict in ColombiaApr 14, 2015During the visit, the UN delegates expressed concern over the high levels of violence, the presence of armed groups in the region and how this affects the local population.
Africa, Brazil team up to ensure the poor share in growth, can withstand crises Apr 8, 2015Despite accelerated economic growth over the past decade, high poverty levels and inequalities persist across Africa. As momentum builds towards the adoption of the new global Sustainable Development Goals later this year, African countries are seeking the best home-grown and global solutions to address these challenges.
UNDP and Japan to support elections, reduce vulnerabilities in HaitiMar 11, 2015$3.9 million will go towards boosting the resilience of vulnerable groups through a UNDP-led risk and disaster management project that works at the national and local levels. The 30 month project aims to develop and spread detailed knowledge about the risks and vulnerabilities to the main towns in Haiti’s north and north-eastern regions.
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