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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.  


Costa Rica will invest $54 million in climate action thanks to the conservation of its forests

UNDP supported Costa Rica in the mobilization of resources and will now provide technical support for the implementation of the REDD+ Results-Based Payments Project over the next 5 years.  


Children and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean face irrecoverable losses due to COVID-19

The health crisis caused by COVID-19 represents a triple shock for children and adolescents: school closures, confinement, and loss of economic resources for their families, according to a report…  


UNDP and IE School of Global and Public Affairs sign an alliance to enhance capacities for sustainable development

Both IE School of Global and Public Affairs and UNDP will advance their development activities to address the complex challenges associated with the 2030 Agenda.  


Global partnership offers course on journalistic coverage of COVID-19 vaccine

Journalists, communicators and fact-checkers from around the world will be able to take a specialized Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled “Covering the COVID-19 Vaccine: what journalists need…  


Cuba accesses US$23.9 million grant from Green Climate Fund for coastal resilience project

UNDP-supported ‘Mi Costa’ project will build climate resilience for over 440,000 Cubans through nature-based approaches  


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 -…  

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