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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…  


UNDP works with governments to promote gender equality in public institutions in the region

The Global Gender Equality Seal Program for Public Institutions a groundbreaking initiative which promotes gender equality in the public sphere.  



UNDP Administrator starts mission in Haiti

The Administrator will meet with government officials, members of civil society, United Nations Country Team and will visit the affected areas struck by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake last Saturday.  


UNDP ready to support Haiti to recover from the devastating earthquake

UNDP remains in solidarity with the Haitian people and will continue to work side-by-side with national authorities, particularly Civil Protection in the response and recovery.  


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” 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.  


Trapped: High Inequality and Low Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

The report explores critical factors that underlie the mutual reproduction of high inequality and low growth: concentration of power, violence all its forms -political, criminal and social-, and…  

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