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UNDP and the private sector work together to fight the pandemic in Brazil

On the coastal plain of Piauí, Brazil, is the small town of Buriti dos Lopes. When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, its 19,780 inhabitants started to feel the impact, particularly through the loss of…  


Global partnership offers course on journalistic coverage of COVID-19 vaccine

Journalists, communicators and fact-checkers from around the world will be able to take a specialized Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled “Covering the COVID-19 Vaccine: what journalists need…  


Cuba accesses US$23.9 million grant from Green Climate Fund for coastal resilience project

UNDP-supported ‘Mi Costa’ project will build climate resilience for over 440,000 Cubans through nature-based approaches  


A socio-economic integration strategy to turn migration into a factor for sustainable development

A Regional Strategy for Socioeconomic Integration, aimed at reducing vulnerability and maximizing the contribution of millions of refugees and migrants from Venezuela in Latin American and Caribbean…  


Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean set priorities for the post COVID-19 recovery agenda

Over 2,700 attendees and representatives from 35 governments met virtually on January 12, 13 and 14 at the XII Ministerial Forum for Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean “COVID-19 -…  


Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean envision development in the region beyond COVID-19 response and recovery

The 2020 Ministerial Forum, “Beyond Recovery. Towards a new social contract for LAC” will focus on three critical areas for development moving forward: strengthened social protection and fiscal…  


What we knew then, what we know now: Looking back on COVID-19 in 5 Charts

Looking back on 2020 through the lens of #GraphForThought, it is evident how quickly both the development concerns in the region shifted as well as the data available to understand them. In LAC, we…  


Criminal justice in times of a pandemic

having information on the number of COVID-19 cases in places of detention or the courts assists with the development of monitoring and early warning mechanisms to locate where measures are needed to…  


30 Years of Human Development in LAC in 5 Graphs

The 1990 HDR was the first major milestone in moving empirically in this direction with its creation of the Human Development Index (HDI). The HDI was an effort to move beyond income to also consider…  


Corruption: the other global pandemic to eradicate

Corruption undermines any prospects for sustainable development and is a detour away from Agenda 2030. It significantly contributes to poverty, functioning effectively as a regressive tax that…  

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