UNDP: Millions of Latin Americans risk sliding back into poverty; new public policies crucial to prevent setbacks
Sep 26, 2016
“The main threat to progress in Latin America and the Caribbean is the relapse of millions of families back into poverty. The economic slowdown is part of the story, but not the only cause of such a setback”, said United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and Caribbean, Jessica Faieta, at the presentation of UNDP’s Human Development Report (HDR) for Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development.
Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum seeks to advance on Paris Agreement
Sep 26, 2016
The meeting follows last year’s historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change that embodies the commitment of countries around the world to move forward together to address climate change, and it is taking place only a few weeks ahead of COP22.
CAF and UNDP deepen their alliance to promote the Global Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean
Sep 22, 2016
The agreement’s main objective is to explore cooperation opportunities in regional development issues that contribute to achieving the SDGs set by the United Nations last year, with an agenda of 17 goals that seek to improve the lives and dignity of people, from here until 2030.
UNDP and SEGIB sign agreement to promote the Global Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean
Sep 19, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ibero-American Secretariat General (SEGIB) signed today a cooperation agreement to promote and collaborate in the achievement of the Sustainable Development (SDGs) in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Caribbean: New generation of public policies must focus on the most vulnerable people and boost resilience, UNDP
Sep 12, 2016
Boosting resilience, or the capacity to absorb shocks, also entails investing in people, protecting women and men throughout their life cycle, particularly the most vulnerable, according to the report.
Chile and Peru sign landmark agreement to sustain world’s largest single species fishery
Aug 25, 2016
For the last five years Chile and Peru have been assisted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the The Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem (HCLME) Project.
El Niño devastation demands development solutions: UNDP
Jul 19, 2016
El Niño demands immediate attention to development solutions to mitigate the impact of its inevitable return, said the UNDP ahead of a key international meeting today.
Copa Libertadores Ecuadorian semi-finalist donates box office to UNDP benefitting over 1500 quake-affected families
Jul 4, 2016
For the past four months UNDP has been working with national and local governments and key partners placing quake-affected communities at the centre of the recovery process.
Millions of Latin Americans risk sliding back into poverty; new generation of public policies crucial to prevent setbacks, UNDP
Jun 14, 2016
UNDP stresses that people’s wellbeing must reflect “more than income” alone, calling on the region’s leaders to focus on "multidimensional progress". This includes investing in skills for better employment opportunities, in financial systems that prevent over-indebtedness and reducing gender gaps.
Solidarity beyond oceans: Kazakhstan donates US$50.000 for Ecuador post-quake recovery efforts
Jun 9, 2016
More than 400 homes and important economic infrastructure, including many stores and the Community Tourism Centre, were damaged. The lack of water and electricity was a great hardship to families in Las Gilces, whose livelihoods depend on salt works, fishing and tourism.