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Speech at World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt  


The subtle flutter of peace

Recently I was invited by the Government of Colombia to an event in Cesar, in the north of the country, in a beautiful place called La Paz. In the presence of President Juan Manuel Santos, a woman…  



Return of Colombia's wetlands

Climate change makes wetlands especially vulnerable to flood and drought. Colombia races to heal a vital ecosystem, thanks to forgotten native seeds more resistant to erratic rainfalls and high…  


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…  


Colombia is mourning #WeAreAllMocoa

UNDP deeply regrets the loss of life, sympathizes with the affected families and the Colombian people, and reiterates its commitment to support the government in its efforts to respond to urgent needs…  


Communities come together to protect water and biodiversity in Colombia

Working with community members and the local government, a UNDP project assesses vulnerability to climate change and proposes adaptation measures based on conservation of the ecosystems that ensure…  


Breaking the silence

Through it's Transitional Justice Fund, UNDP supports and empowers victims of sexual violence in the context of the armed conflict in Colombia, preceding the peace treaty between the Colombian…  



In Colombia, youth build skills to overcome adversity

The Growing Together project seeks to address the structural impact of conflict, generating opportunities for young people living in rural areas.  

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