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COVID-19: Looming crisis in developing countries threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality

UNDP is already working to support health systems in countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Djibouti, El Salvador, Eritrea, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Nigeria, Paraguay, Panama, Serbia,…  


Coronavirus as a Governance Challenge: Is LAC prepared to take on COVID-19?

Critical in responding to this disease is the need to “flatten the curve”. This means implementing protective measures to slow down the spread of the disease such that the number of cases does not…  


COVID-19: WHO, UNICEF and UNDP Partner with WhatsApp to Get Real Time Health Information to Billions around the World

The WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub provides simple, actionable guidance for health workers, educators, community leaders, nonprofits, local governments and local businesses. that rely on…  


UN launches world’s biggest survey of public opinion on climate change

Celebrities and youth activists met today with UN officials, governments and civil society to launch Mission 1.5, a campaign that aims to bridge the gap between people and governments on ambitious…  


Hundreds registered for Monday's pledge conference as Bahamas mobilises financing for Hurricane Dorian recovery

Close to 300 local and international delegates will convene on January 13 for the widely anticipated Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference, to mobilize recovery financing.  


UNDP launches Ocean Innovation Challenge

UNDP launches a new call to action— Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC) to accelerate progress on SDG 14 targets. The OIC seeks innovations that are transferable, replicable and scalable. The Challenge…  


Unfair and unequal: new UNDP report sheds light on discontent in Latin America

The report notes that in Latin America and the Caribbean, the perception of unfairness in the distribution of wealth has increased since 2012, returning to levels of the late 1990s. Inequality in…  


UNDP announces USD200,000 recovery package of technical assistance to the Bahamas

UNDP has released an initial allocation of $200,000 USD of emergency funding in response to the devastating impact of category five hurricane Dorian.  


UNDP ready to support the Bahamas to recover from devastating Hurricane Dorian

UNDP has deployed staff to support the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Caribbean Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and to support the people and government of…  


We Can’t Eradicate Poverty Without Gender Equality

La igualdad de género no sólo es concebida en los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) como un objetivo más, sino como un elemento transversal en toda la agenda.  

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