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Tools of the trade

At UNDP, innovation goes beyond gadgets and gizmos. Here are some ways we’re putting cutting-edge technology and inspiring future thinking to work for human development.  


Planning for Paris

Our final destination is clear: we want a world without hunger, a world without inequalities, and a world without fear.  


Valuing biodiversity and achieving national SDG targets

Biodiversity is much more than a list of species of microbes, fauna and flora, it is the colourful image we have of our landscapes, the inspiration for our spiritual and cultural heritage, the…  


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…  


World Youth Forum

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…  

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