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  • Governments and companies from more than 30 countries meet in Panama to commit to advancing gender equality in the workplace Nov 21, 2016

    Panama City - In a global context where women earn, on average, 24 percent less than men for the same work and hold only 22 percent of senior management positions, more than 230 representatives of governments, private and public companies, trade unions and research organizations from 34 countries gathered on Monday to share innovative strategies and discuss persistent challenges for advancing gender equality in the workplace.

  • UNDP supports Cuba after Hurricane Matthew Nov 9, 2016

    UNDP has initiated, hand in hand with local authorities, an early and resilient recovery process, with emphasis on rebuilding houses, to address the immediate needs and lay the foundations for a long-term recovery and strengthening the capacities of affected communities.

  • Latin America commits to strengthening social protection systems and focus on multidimensional progress Nov 1, 2016

    Santo Domingo – After two days of sharing experiences with public policies around the Sustainable Development Goals, poverty eradication and reducing inequality, representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean governments at the VIII Ministerial Forum for Development signed the "Declaration of Santo Domingo” — a commitment to seek the most efficient and sustainable ways to promote the advancement of the 2030 Agenda, with an integrated model in accordance with national priorities.

  • Latin American Ministers discuss challenges of 2030 Agenda and the sustainable way out of poverty Oct 31, 2016

    Santo Domingo, October 31, 2016 - Governments from Latin America and the Caribbean meet on October 31 and November 1 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to discuss progress on social policy - particularly in the economy and the environment, which are the main challenges for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and strategies for a sustainable route out of poverty.

  • Young entrepreneurs need better policies in Latin America, says ILO and UNDP Oct 26, 2016

    Cartagena – El emprendimiento surge como una clara alternativa para mejorar las oportunidades de los jóvenes en América Latina, en particular en un contexto de alto desempleo, pero para aprovechar su potencial será necesario repensar en forma urgente las políticas destinadas a facilitar la inserción de los jóvenes en la actividad económica, advirtieron hoy la OIT y el PNUD en un informe conjunto.

  • UN Development Chief Concludes Visit to Ecuador Oct 19, 2016

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark wrapped up a three day visit to Ecuador yesterday where she participated in the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), met with government officials, and traveled to Cayambe north of Quito to visit development projects.

  • UNDP and Global Fund sign a new $7 million grant to address human rights barriers to HIV services in eight Caribbean countries Oct 18, 2016

    he United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund have signed a new US$7 million grant to enhance access to HIV services in eight Caribbean countries – Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. The funds will focus on promoting and protecting human rights and access to HIV services for key populations such as men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, marginalized young people and those using drugs, all of whom often bear the highest burden of HIV infection in the region.

  • Sustainable development in cities is critical to achieving most of the 2030 Agenda Oct 17, 2016

    The 2030 Agenda and the new Sustainable Development Goals provide a powerful illustration of the challenges and opportunities cities present. The Habitat III Conference, the largest global development conference in 2016, aims to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable urban development, assess accomplishments to date, tackle urban poverty and identify and address new and emerging challenges.

  • UN and Government of Haiti seek 120 million dollars for relief following Hurricane Matthew Oct 10, 2016

    Port-au-Prince – The UN, including the UN Development Programme, and the Haitian Government made an appeal today for financial aid to provide urgent relief for people affected by Hurricane Matthew that struck Haiti last Tuesday.

  • UNDP supports governments in Latin America and the Caribbean in implementing the Global Goals Oct 10, 2016

    New York, October 10, 2016 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the first of two technical workshops to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.