Countries highlight the role of multiple policies in eradicating poverty and achieving the 2030 Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean
Nov 4, 2015
Delegates requested that ECLAC and UNDP jointly convene the next Regional Conference on Social Development held in Uruguay in November 2017.
Ministers address challenges to reduce poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean in a sustainable development era
Nov 2, 2015
After a decade of high economic growth and poverty reduction, adding 92 million people to an emerging middle class from 2003-2013, the region is facing slower growth rates and relapses into poverty for some segments of the population.
Argentina joins list of countries supporting Haiti’s landmark elections
Oct 30, 2015
Other contributing governments are Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Norway, the United States and the European Union.
Aruba launches Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Development for Small Island States
Oct 28, 2015
The Centre of Excellence builds on Aruba’s experience in the use of sustainable development practices. Over the years, the country has developed a reputation for tackling these issues with ambitious projects, like the aim to rely solely on renewable energy by 2020.
UNDP announces winners of climate change storytelling contest for aspiring journalists
Oct 27, 2015
Five young journalists have been selected to join the upcoming climate change conference (COP21) in Paris in December.
Trinidad and Tobago contributes US$1 million for Haiti’s landmark elections
Oct 20, 2015
The Government of Haiti not only remains the largest contributor, with a recent additional contribution of 300 million Haitian gourdes (around $5.7 million) but has also reassured that the third round of the 2015 elections will be fully funded. Other contributing governments are Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Norway, the United States and the European Union.
Twenty Ministers of Finance agree on financial mechanisms to foster greater investment in climate resiliency
Oct 8, 2015
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Maldives, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vietnam are part of the V20.
Star-studded line up launches 6th Social Good Summit
Sep 27, 2015
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, singer Jennifer Lopez and actors Laverne Cox and Charlize Theron will be among the speakers at the 2015 Social Good Summit opening in New York on Sunday.
World leaders to adopt Sustainable Development Goals
Sep 25, 2015
With 50 years of experience supporting countries in their development, UNDP will be the first port of call for support for many governments as they implement the SDGs.
UN leaders, together with actor and activist Alec Baldwin, announce Equator Prize 2015 winners
Sep 21, 2015
Equator Prize winners each receive US$10,000 and will send representatives to join a two-week community summit in Paris during COP21. They will be celebrated at a star-studded gala event on 7 December 2015.