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With the European Union’s support, UNDP is helping Cuba recover from Hurricane Irma

The European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) is providing EUR 700,000 to UNDP to support Cuban families affected by hurricane Irma, which battered the island on 8…  


UNDP boosts presence in Dominica to coordinate UN-wide building back better phase

A senior UNDP team is now in Dominica to coordinate the UN-wide crisis recovery efforts, looking into the long-term efforts to rebuild a more resilient Caribbean island country after Category Five…  


Now is the time to help Irma-affected people get back on their feet, UNDP

The most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean has battered several Caribbean islands, leaving Barbuda and St. Martins near “uninhabitable”, according to national authorities.…  


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…  


Protecting our planet's lungs

As a member of Boca Isiriwe, one of the 10 native communities in this protected territory, Cirila defends the largest, most intact primary forest in Peru’s Southern Amazon region from the ravages of…  



Delivering Results in Degraded Lands for People and Planet

An overview of UNDP’s support on sustainable land management and rehabilitation to enhance livelihoods, secure food and water, build resilience and increase carbon storage and sequestration.  


A changing climate throws water out of balance in Asia and the Pacific

Every morning I jump on the Chao Phraya Express Boat to get to work. It’s a short trip, but on yet another sultry morning in Bangkok, it’s nice to feel the breeze as we slice through the muddy waters…  


UNDP’s Response to El Niño and La Niña: From Recurring Crisis to Resilience

From recurring crisis to resilience: an investment case.  


Oceans of fortune, oceans of peril

On Africa’s West Coast, the ocean is everything. For thousands of years, its bounty has provided food for families, employment for fisher folk, remarkable sunsets that attract tourists, ports that…  

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