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Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean set priorities for the post COVID-19 recovery agenda

Over 2,700 attendees and representatives from 35 governments met virtually on January 12, 13 and 14 at the XII Ministerial Forum for Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean “COVID-19 -…  


Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean envision development in the region beyond COVID-19 response and recovery

The 2020 Ministerial Forum, “Beyond Recovery. Towards a new social contract for LAC” will focus on three critical areas for development moving forward: strengthened social protection and fiscal…  


COVID-19 could push the number of people living in extreme poverty to over 1 billion by 2030, says UNDP study

Severe long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic could push an additional 207 million people into extreme poverty on top of the current pandemic trajectory, bringing the total to over 1 billion by…  


Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the regions with the most gender-sensitive measuure in its response to the COVID-19 crisis

Most of the measures being implemented in the region address violence against women. There are 177 measures registered in 29 countries, which correspond to 67.8% of the total number of measures…  


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.  


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.  

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