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To end poverty in 13 years, boost resilience now

This month the world marks two key International Days: one for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October and the other for Disaster Risk Reduction, four days earlier. It’s appropriate that these two…  


Climate action to tackle hurricanes

“To deny climate change is to deny a truth we have just lived.” With these words, delivered at the UN General Assembly on 23 September, the Prime Minister of Dominica alluded to the situation in his…  


Waves of action

Over-fishing, pollution, the loss of habitat, the invasion of exotic species, and ocean acidification are endangering our oceans' health. The cost is at once economic, social and environmental.  


Latin America commits to strengthening social protection systems and focus on multidimensional progress

After two days of sharing experiences with public policies around the Sustainable Development Goals, poverty eradication and reducing inequality, representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean…  


Latin American Ministers discuss challenges of 2030 Agenda and the sustainable way out of poverty

Governments from Latin America and the Caribbean meet on October 31 and November 1 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to discuss progress on social policy - particularly in the economy and the…  



Dominican Republic: Ready to act when faced with disaster

A project implemented by UNDP, with funding from the European Commission, has been launched, to improve the resiliency of buildings in Puerto Plata in the event of earthquakes.  


Light reaches rural communities in the Dominican Republic

A UNDP-supported project brings green energy to rural towns and helps communities build businesses  


Latin America and the Caribbean

MDG Reports: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba. Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala,…  


Climate investment: burden or benefit for the poor?

Over time, most arguments against climate action have been pushed to the margins—we now have widespread acceptance of climate change’s threats and impacts, as well as an understanding of the…  

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