Partnering and Innovating for Sustainable Development
Aug 23, 2018
The Latin American and Caribbean region has made enormous advances in development in recent decades. Yet the percentage of citizens who are satisfied with their democratic system has fallen from 44 to 30 percent over the last 10 years, according to 2017 data from Latinobarómetro. The region, as a whole, achieved the majority of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, which was a historic achievement, and now needs a different approach to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Leaving no one behind is a crucial challenge for this region, which remains the least equitable in the world.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partners with governments, civil society organizations and the private sector to achieve a ‘multidimensional’ level of progress that extends beyond economic gains. This requires transforming traditional development models and raising the quality of life of all people, while also preserving and restoring biodiversity and protecting ecosystems. This is crucial for the Latin America and the Caribbean region, which is considered a ‘biodiversity superpower’, in possession of one of the greatest endowments of natural capital in the world, according to a UNDP report.
This new brochure highlights some of UNDP's work in Latin America and the Caribbean, working with governments, with civil society organizations, the private sector and a wide-range of partners. It showcases examples at the local, national and regional levels of how we are connecting the dots, bringing partners together to implement the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with innovation under the framework of UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021.