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UN Agencies regret the death of persons on the move in Latin America, and stand ready to accompany a coordinated regional response

Healthy economies and societies depend on well-managed human mobility to foster economic growth, reduce inequalities, connect diverse societies, and stimulate post-COVID-19 recovery.  


Poverty index reveals stark inequalities among ethnic groups

The report finds that, in some cases, disparities in multidimensional poverty across ethnic and racial groups are greater than disparities across geographical subnational regions. Indeed, when the…  


Justice Delayed: Four out of ten people are imprisoned without a conviction in Latin America and the Caribbean

This #GraphForThought focuses on the number of people who are in prison without a conviction, in Latin America and the Caribbean.  


Haiti launches Post Disaster Needs Assessment as first step towards a recovery strategy

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has taken a leading technical role as the overall coordinator for the United Nations System making specific contributions to the assessment in the areas…  


Social Protection Response to COVID-19 in Brazil

This paper describes the Brazilian social protection network and its response to COVID-19 in terms of coverage, fiscal sustainability and its impact on poverty. It also raises a discussion about the…  


Vaccine inequity undermining global economic recovery

New Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Vaccine Equity finds low-income countries would add $38 billion to their GDP forecast for 2021 if they had the same vaccination rate as high income countries. Global…  


Equator Prize 2021 honors trailblazing Indigenous and local solutions for people and planet

Equator Prize winners demonstrate the benefits of placing Indigenous and local communities’ knowledge and practices of nature-based solutions at the heart of local development. At a time when we are…  


Purpose-driven companies and the regulation of the Fourth Sector in Latin America

This document aims to contribute to the systematization of knowledge about purpose-driven companies worldwide and to the consolidation of a legal framework to boost their positive impact in…  


“Purpose-driven Companies” have more and more legislative support in Ibero-American countries, according to an investigation by SEGIB, UNDP and IDRC

The research highlights the legal figure of the Benefit and Collective Interest Societies as an innovative instrument in Latin America, and points out that three countries already have approved…  


Second bond issuance of 1,250 million euros to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Mexico

Mexico issues for the second time a bond linked to the SDGs with the support of UNDP.  

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