Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum 2015 with an eye towards the International Climate Conference, COP21
Aug 26, 2015
Thus, the three-day event will cover the latest in climate policy, low carbon technology solutions, carbon pricing and climate finance options throughout 8 plenaries, 12 thematic workshops and 4 side events.
The programme includes loans for 4,000 informal households who traditionally have had difficulty in accessing mortgage loan
Aug 21, 2015
The company aims to address Colombia’s chronic housing shortage by developing home-loan programmes that target low-income families (40 percent which are headed by women), who have limited access to traditional banking services.
- Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in September Aug 3, 2015
Small-scale mining to help boost social and economic development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
Jul 16, 2015
The initiative will support the small-scale private sector, mining, public institutions and communities in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States that operate in the low value mining and materials sector.
Toward landmark elections in Haiti: International partners reaffirm strong commitment
Jul 16, 2015
For the third consecutive time in history, Haitians will also democratically elect a President, following the completion of two five-year presidential terms.
New UNDP reports put spotlight on development finance needs and challenges for Small Island Developing States
Jul 15, 2015
mall Island Developing States (SIDS) share a number of common challenges—from exposure to natural hazards and economic shocks, to slow economic growth, limited capacities to raise resources and high debt—and urgently need increases in all forms of financing if they are to meet the post 2015 development goals.
New development financing framework must take into account emerging global challenges and be risk-informed, says UN Development Chief
Jul 13, 2015
The Third International Conference on Financing for Development is one of four major development-related UN processes occurring this year, from that on disaster risk reduction in Sendai, Japan in March, to the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in September in New York, USA, and the climate change conference in Paris, France where a new global climate agreement is due to be reached.
Mexico-based Contigo joins the Business Call to Action with commitment to improve women’s livelihoods
Jul 9, 2015
Contigo, a major financial services provider in Mexico, joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to launch a home improvement loan product aimed at reaching 25,000 under-served families by 2019.
MDG’s produced most successful anti-poverty movement in history: UN report
Jul 6, 2015
he Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as a springboard for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, according to the final MDG report launched today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Experts call for more rights based, evidence informed drug control policies
Jul 2, 2015
According 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.