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How will COVID-19 affect the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean?

The disease outbreak, which originated in China, will be a test of the resilience of Latin American and Caribbean economies.  


How blockchain has transformed the lives of Ecuadorean cocoa farmers

New technology delivers high profits and hope.  


Supporting refugees through development solutions

Using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as our framework, we are working with our partners to prevent, end and resolve forced displacement.  


Green, profitable, sustainable: Ecuador showcases ideas for transforming societies

Latin America Green Awards point the way to a climate-friendly future.  


Sound Chemicals and Waste Management for Sustainable Development

This brochure highlights the results, lessons learned, and human impact from selected GEF-funded UNDP projects to implement the Stockholm Convention on POPs.  


What can data do for climate change?

UNEA 4 begins meeting in Kenya with the goal of making our social, political, and economic systems more sustainable.  


A fair deal for Ecuadorian cacao farmers

Farmers will benefit from an innovative programme to develop the world’s first blockchain shared-value chocolate.  


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.  


Building back better

After 2016's 7.8 scale earthquake devastated the coastal area of Ecuador, UNDP's Emergency Community Work and Debris Management initiative was launched to rebuild lives and reduce future risk.  


Drivers of the recovery

One year after the earthquake in Ecuador, small producers are taking their businesses to the next level.  

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