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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…  


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…  


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…  


Over 450 business leaders and government delegates commit to boost women’s roles in companies

UNDP has been supporting partners in 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Eurasia to certify public and private companies for meeting gender equality targets. Through the…  


Roof repairs begin in Barbuda with US$2million support from China Aid

The initiative focuses on restoring lives with high standard roofing for homes and priority buildings, including government facilities. The houses of essential staff, such as teachers, medical…  


Switzerland, UNDP and WFP join forces for the recovery of Cuba after Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma affected almost 2 million people and caused damages to nearly 160,000 homes.  


UNDP Regional Director “fully committed” to recovery in Antigua & Barbuda

The Building Assessment Findings indicated that 100 percent of structures were damaged to some extent in Barbuda, with 48 percent having experienced minimal (level 1) or minor damage (level 2), 21…  


Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone”

The announcement came at the One Planet Summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris to review progress made on the Paris Agreement adopted by global governments two years ago today.  


Dominicans start paving their way to a more resilient future

For the past three weeks they have been clearing debris around health facilities, roads, schools and also in rivers, which will enable the reconstruction process.  


Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

Responding to the urgent needs, over US$1.35 billion were pledged by established partners and new ones, highlighting the importance of South South Cooperation—from the region and beyond.  

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