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First Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board

I welcome you to this first regular session of the UNDP Executive Board in 2020  


Multi Stakeholder Partnership for Tackling Social Vulnerability

Welcoming remarks on “Multi Stakeholder Partnership for Tackling Social Vulnerability”  


Helping the global south to help itself

More than 1,000 representatives of government, the private sector, and civil society are meeting in Argentina for the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation.  


South-South Cooperation - Community Innovation Exchange Platform

This publication illustrates how the GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by UNDP, leverages South-South and triangular cooperation to tackle local challenges through peer-to-peer knowledge…  


Hitting home runs for the SDGs

The game of baseball, known as ‘pelota’ in the Dominican Republic, has many similarities to policy making. They both require strategy, vision, teamwork, coordination and, of course, home runs.  


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 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…  

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