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"We are a forgotten population."

Local organizations in Panama have continued to reach vulnerable groups during lockdown.  


In Costa Rica, rural women grow their own businesses

Working with organic agriculture and native stingless honey bee production.  


COVID-19; an opportunity to re-think disaster risk governance

Lessons from the Dominican Republic.  


In Ecuador, COVID-19 could cause 11 percent dive in GDP this year

Ecuador, the first Latin American country hit by COVID-19, was already struggling as a result of the global oil crisis and could now see GDP plunge 11 percent this year, a new UN assessment has found.  


COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker Fact Sheets

The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker monitors policy measures enacted by governments worldwide to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and highlights responses that have integrated a gender lens. It…  


The far-reaching falllout of COVID-19

At this year's Photoville exhibit in New York City, UNDP showcases the work of eight leading photographers as they document the effects of a pandemic.  


Historic $890 million Sustainable Development Goals Bond issued by Mexico

Mexico issued the groundbreaking seven-year SDG Bond for a total value of USD 890 million, resources that will be transferred from private funds to finance SDG-oriented programs.  


Mapping nature to create a global biodiversity framework

This year nature has shown that we have pushed the planet to its boundaries.  


Sweet dreams are made of bees

In Costa Rica, beekeepers receive vital support to increase honey production.  


Taking the pulse of the COVID-19 response in Latin America and the Caribbean

Latinobarometro is an annual public opinion survey involving around 20,000 interviews in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries.  

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