Colombia: The Government, the UN and the international community launch new fund for stabilization and post-conflict peacebuilding
Feb 17, 2016
The Fund will also support initiatives that improve access to justice, strengthen local government capacities, manage social conflicts and promote education for peace, focusing on the most conflict-affected areas while promoting community participation.
UNDP launches new guide to address cost-effectiveness in public funding for biodiversity conservation
Feb 12, 2016
The new tool stems from over one decade of support to national and local governments in Latin America and the Caribbean, strengthening the financial sustainability of PAS, prioritizing funding through central budgets.
UNDP concerned about Zika virus development impacts
Feb 2, 2016
UNDP stands ready to join an international response, led by the World Health Organization, to an outbreak of microcephaly and other severe neurological abnormalities, which may have been associated with the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
Japan and UNDP kick start US$15 million Caribbean Climate Change Project
Jan 28, 2016
Climate change is recognised as one of the most serious challenges to the Caribbean.
Gender imbalances in the workplace slowdown progress in Latin America and the Caribbean
Dec 14, 2015
The report urges governments to develop policies that boost benefits and minimize the risks and challenges of an evolving world of work.
Top panelists highlight Latin America’s challenges and achievements in low-carbon
Dec 8, 2015
The Government of Spain and UNDP developed the Regional Climate Change Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (2009-2015) aimed at supporting Spanish-speaking countries’ low carbon development, climate resilient policies and strategies, strengthening institutional frameworks for carbon finance, and promoting adaptation and mitigation actions.
Equator Prize Award Ceremony Lauds Indigenous Peoples’ Central Role in Climate Change Fight
Dec 8, 2015
In the midst of Paris climate negotiations, UN Development Programme (UNDP) chief Helen Clark and actor and activist Alec Baldwin hosted the Equator Prize 2015 award ceremony this week to recognize the perseverance of Indigenous Peoples and local communities in 19 countries worldwide, whose efforts are helping to tackle climate change and protect the environment.
Human Development Report 2015 to Launch 14 December in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dec 7, 2015
The report examines how the benefits of this new world of work are not equally distributed, generating winners and losers.
Indigenous People take steps to have a voice in COP21
Nov 18, 2015
The dialogues have resulted in direct indigenous participation in national government delegations to the COP21 negotiations in Paris, as well as commitments from governments to take indigenous priorities to Paris and to report back to their countries’ indigenous peoples on the outcomes.
The United Nations Development Group commits with the Haitian Prime Minister to support the transition from the humanitarian framework to development
Nov 13, 2015
The UNDG delegation also met with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Sandra Honoré, and representatives from the World Bank and civil society organizations.