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UNDP supports governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to accelerate the progress of SDG 16 to consolidate just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Violence, crime, insecurity, high rates of femicide, corruption, impunity, as well as polarized contexts continue to hinder the development of Latin America and the Caribbean and threaten their…  


Southern development solutions ‘vital’ to multilateralism and sustainable progress, says UN Development Programme Chief

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner stressed the importance of increased cooperation among countries in the South to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable progress.  


Hidden figures: The need for better data and evidence to improve gender policies

The most striking fact about gender and labor markets in LAC is that one of every two women is not part of the labor force.* While women have caught up with men in terms of educational attainment,…  


Deutsche Post DHL Group and UNDP scaled up airport disaster preparedness training in Honduras

Toncontín Airport strengthened its capacities to act and respond to disasters through a recent Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD) workshop.  


Brazil receives US$ 96 million for having reduced its deforestation

The decision is an unprecedent milestone for the international community and praise Brazil’s efforts and commitment to the protection and conservation of native vegetation as an essential step for the…  



Where did the productive capacity go?


Call for nominations: Equator Prize 2019

The UNDP-led Equator Initiative announces its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2019.  



UNDP seals strategic partnership on prisons in Brazil

The National Justice Council (CNJ), UNDP and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed an international technical cooperation project to strengthen monitoring and supervision of the prison and…  

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