UNDP Regional Director inspired by the resilience of the Dominican people
Dec 14, 2017
The efforts of the Dominican people to get back on their feet following the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria have made a great impression on UN Assistant Secretary General and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jessica Faieta. The country was devastated by the Category 5 hurricane which struck the island on the night of September 18th, 2017.
UNDP Regional Director “fully committed” to recovery in Antigua & Barbuda
Dec 14, 2017
In her first Mission to Antigua and Barbuda after Hurricane Irma, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean Jessica Faieta showed a strong commitment to support recovery efforts in Barbuda.
The European Union reaffirms its support for disaster preparedness in the Caribbean during the Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management
Dec 12, 2017
More than 2 million € will be invested to strengthen disaster risk reduction and early warning systems through the exchange of good practices and building of capacities of the Caribbean countries to better be prepared to face destructive events in the future.
United Nations Commemorates Human Rights Day with focus on Climate Resilience
Dec 11, 2017
The United Nations Subregional Team for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (UNST) commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a human rights public education activity on Saturday, 9 December 2017, in Heroes Square, Bridgetown, Barbados.
J-CCCP Officially Kick Starts in Grenada with 7 Pilot Projects and the 'Beat the Clock' Campaign
Dec 6, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme’s Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP J-CCCP) today launched the project at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort. Simultaneously, a communications campaign entitled ‘Beat the Clock’ and seven approved pilot projects have been launched.
A new plan for a new era: UN development agency charts course for development in 21st century
Nov 30, 2017
“This is a new plan for a new era,” said Achim Steiner, Administrator of UNDP, at the Executive Board in New York. “The dramatic changes we see in the world have occurred on such a scale and at such a pace that our institutions are struggling to keep up. More is being demanded of us.”
UNDP Promotes Partnership to Implement the Nationally Determined Contributions in the Caribbean
Nov 22, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme’s Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP J-CCCP) emphasized the importance of partnership to advance the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in Caribbean countries during a Side Event, entitled “National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for NDC implementation” at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) COP23. The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) facilitated the event in the CARICOM Room.
Caribbean can only ‘Build Back Better’ with International Support and Urgent Climate Action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government
Nov 22, 2017
In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient Community ” mobilised a broad partnership to support reconstruction efforts, including through over US$1.3 billion in pledges and over $1 billion in loans and debt relief.
UNDP increasing support to recovery after Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Nov 17, 2017
Through UNDP’s technical support and coordination to the PDNAs in Barbuda and Dominica, recovery and reconstruction strategies have been articulated. From these, UNDP is working with the governments to prepare for the upcoming Donor CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference in New York during 20-21 November. The focus is on creating climate-resilient countries as these islands rebuild from the devastation, and promoting the resilience of the wider Caribbean.
Caribbean Youth Advocate for Youth Involvement in Climate Change Planning at COP23
Nov 13, 2017
Two Caribbean youth delegates to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties are advocating for increased youth involvement in climate change planning.