Antigua and Barbuda

UNDP projects funded by Antigua and Barbuda in 2016

  • Government of China supports Caribbean countries to build back better after hurricanes
    Oct 20, 2017

    As governments in several Caribbean countries start rebuilding key infrastructure, housing and communities after hurricanes Maria and Irma hit several island nations a month ago, the Government of the People’s Republic of China is supporting efforts to build back better.

  • To end poverty in 13 years, boost resilience now
    Oct 16, 2017

    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 days are adjacent on the calendar, for they are profoundly connected.

  • Building back better requires supportive international finance
    Oct 13, 2017

    Last month, hurricanes Maria and Irma laid waste to the Caribbean islands of Barbuda, Dominica, Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands, St. Martin and many more. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, declared Barbuda to be “a rubble” and “barely habitable,” and implemented a mandatory evacuation order to move the island’s 1,800 people to safety. It is the first time the island has been uninhabited in over 300 years. In Dominica, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit described the damage as “mind-boggling” and declared that Dominica “will need help of all kinds” to rebuild. The press noted that the island’s rainforests appeared to have vanished.

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