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UNDP Regional Director “fully committed” to recovery in Antigua & Barbuda

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…  


The European Union reaffirms its support for disaster preparedness in the Caribbean during the Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management

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…  


United Nations Commemorates Human Rights Day with focus on Climate Resilience

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…  


A new plan for a new era: UN development agency charts course for development in 21st century

“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…  


J-CCCP Officially Kick Starts in Grenada with 7 Pilot Projects and the 'Beat the Clock' Campaign

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…  


UNDP Promotes Partnership to Implement the Nationally Determined Contributions in the Caribbean

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)…  


J-CCCP Supports CCCCC International Conference on Climate Change for the Caribbean

More than 100 climate scientists, researchers and negotiators from across the Caribbean and the world gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad from October 9 to 12, 2017, to highlight…  


Caribbean can only ‘Build Back Better’ with International Support and Urgent Climate Action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

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…  


UNDP increasing support to recovery after Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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…  


Caribbean Youth Advocate for Youth Involvement in Climate Change Planning at COP23

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.  

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