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Costa Rica receives 54 million dollars for its leadership in conservation and action for climate

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the REDD+ Secretariat supported Costa Rica to develop and present the proposal to the GCF, which asked to recognize 14.7 million metric tons of carbon…  


Honduras launches innovative transfer program in response to COVID-19

Honduras and UNDP joined forces in the first transfer programme that targets the most vulnerable population using exclusively a multidimensional approach  


UNICEF and UNDP report reveals the impact of the pandemic on education

UNICEF and UNDP published a new report highlighting the impact of the pandemic on education due to schools’ closure and the profound inequalities in the development opportunities for boys and girls.…  


In Ecuador, COVID-19 could cause 11 percent dive in GDP this year

Ecuador, the first Latin American country hit by COVID-19, was already struggling as a result of the global oil crisis and could now see GDP plunge 11 percent this year, a new UN assessment has found.  


Alarming regression in women's and children's health caused by COVID-19 reveals study by UNDP and UNICEF

La COVID-19 amenaza el cumplimiento de los Objetivos de la Agenda 2030 de reducir la mortalidad materna, neonatal y de niños menores de 5 años y de garantizar el acceso universal a los servicios de…  


UNDP and UN Women launch COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker

UNDP and UN Women launch COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker.  


Home Alone: Sustaining compliance with prolonged COVID-19 stay-at-home regulations in LAC

Many governments (national and local) acted swiftly and implemented stringent lockdown measures, hoping to curb the spread. We will never know what would have happened in the absence of such measures,…  


Historic $890 million Sustainable Development Goals Bond issued by Mexico

Mexico issued the groundbreaking seven-year SDG Bond for a total value of USD 890 million, resources that will be transferred from private funds to finance SDG-oriented programs.  


UNDP launches a new initiative to discuss new governance in Latin America and the Caribbean

The UNDP in Latin America and the Caribbean will begin a series of consultations with a diversity of actors from the region, including academics, activists, private sector representatives,…  


No culpes a la playa: Tourism and the LAC economies during the pandemic

For Caribbean countries, which rely strongly on tourism, the economic consequences of these measures are proving to be extremely severe, and the outlook for recovery dire.  

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