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Caribbean can only 'build back better' with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient Community ” mobilised a broad…  


Supply chain initiatives and REDD+ finance

Remarks on Integrating sustainable supply chain initiatives and REDD+ finance at the national scale  


Social and economic costs of Zika can reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean

The socio-economic cost of the recent spread of the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean will total an estimated US$7-18 billion between 2015 and 2017, according to an impact assessment…  



UNDP stands ready to act on Zika virus

UNDP stands ready to join an international response, led by the World Health Organization, to an outbreak of microcephaly and other severe neurological abnormalities, which may have been associated…  


Afro-Brazilian women take to the streets. How about also taking up seats in parliament?

“The power structure [in our region] is macho, white and old,” said Creuza Oliveira, President of the National Federation of Domestic Workers of Brazil. Creuza’s speech during the ECLAC-UNDP Regional…  


Political will and sustained financing needed to ensure Africa’s poor are not left behind

The strong political will of Africa’s leaders is needed to ensure increased and sustained financing for social protection initiatives, if the continent is to lift millions of people out of poverty and…  


Progress on eliminating ozone-depleting substances in 120 countries, UNDP report

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today released a report showcasing how 120 countries eliminated more than 67,000 tonnes of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) and over 5 billion tonnes of…  


UN Development chief, President of Brazil present MDG Awards

In a ceremony with hundreds of government representatives, civil society organizations, and ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark joined President…  


Key role for the state, industrialization and inclusive growth drivers for “emerging” countries

A state with a clear, planned vision, focused on accelerated industrialization and inclusive growth, are among the key drivers of what have become known as “emerging” economies.  

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