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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.  


COVID-19: Cities in the frontline of response and recovery: calls for adequate investments at local level

COVID-19 shutdown measures have had economic impacts far beyond city boundaries as urban economies account for 80 per cent of global GDP. The response should tackle the inequalities and long-term…  


International community pledges US$5.5 billion for the Syria crisis response in 2020, in Syria and neighbouring countries

Coordinated by UN humanitarian and development agencies, the plans aim to reach 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, 5.5 million refugees in neighboring countries, and…  


Gender lens essential to addressing linked climate change and security crises, urges joint UN report

A new report – Gender, Climate & Security: Sustaining Inclusive Peace on the Frontlines of Climate Change – by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Women, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and…  


Rapid Livelihood Assessment: Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis in the Maldives

The rapid assessment aimed to understand the extent and nature of impact of the COVID-19 crisis in the Maldives and support timely economic recovery planning. The first phase of the assessment…  


The Social and Economic Impact of Covid-19 in the Asia-Pacific Region

The report: 'Position Note on the Social and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Asia-Pacific,' calls on countries in the region to avoid returning to the pre-pandemic environmentally unsustainable…  


SDGs in Crisis - Lessons Learned in Fragile Settings

This snapshot outlines common bottlenecks in SDG implementation, highlights promising practices and makes some early recommendations about persistent challenges that impede progress on the 2030 Agenda…  


COVID-19 UNDP’s Integrated Response

UNDP's integrated response to COVID-19 is responding to requests from countries to help them prepare for, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing particularly on the most…  


UNDP and Hackster.io partner to launch a global innovation challenge to tackle COVID-19

The fight against COVID-19 is at a crucial tipping point, so the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Hackster.io, an Avnet company and the largest online open-source technology hardware…  


Preparing better, fighting back, recovering stronger

The spread of COVID-19 will undoubtedly hit Africa harder than anywhere else on Earth, with long-lasting impacts that will be nothing short of catastrophic.  

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