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UNDP and CAF join forces to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls

The two-year programme “Development of State Capacities to Prevent and Respond to Violence against Women and Girls”, will work with the governments of Argentina, Ecuador and Peru to increase their…  


Latin America Launches a New Roadmap to Save the Jaguar

The main jaguar conservation organizations and governments of Latin America designate November 29 as International Jaguar Day.  



Top panelists at UNGA show how government, private sector and academia can boost social innovation for the SDGs

Aruba, The Netherlands and UNDP side event during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly  


Wide inequalities in people’s well-being cast a shadow on sustained human development progress

Latin America and the Caribbean shows a high level of Human Development, but region drops over 20 percent once inequality is taken into consideration; gap between women and men is the lowest among…  


Hundreds of top global and regional leaders discuss how to curb inequalities to boost sustainable growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

. More investment in social protection programmes helped many to rise above the poverty line. But many marginalized groups are still lagging behind. The 10th Ministerial Forum discusses how to reduce…  


UNDP mobilized US$25 million, restored buildings and boosted preparedness in hurricane-affected Caribbean

UNDP partnered with sister UN agencies, NGOs and the private sector in the recovery process, including in initiatives to train hurricane-affected people to rebuild their own communities while…  


UNDP to collaborate with OAS, UN agencies and other organizations in the fight against corruption

The agreement focuses on the fight against corruption in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, and to facilitate and…  


Luis Felipe López-Calva begins new role as UNDP's Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Director

Mr. Luis Felipe López-Calva assumed his new position today as UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. He will lead the organization's work and teams in…  


With rising financial vulnerability, UN Development Chief calls on G20 to reduce risks and curb inequality

Addressing the G20 finance ministers meeting in Buenos Aires, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner acknowledged the improved momentum for the global economy, but stressed that the risks had become more…  

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