Roof repairs begin in Barbuda with US$2million support from China Aid
Jan 26, 2018
The initiative focuses on restoring lives with high standard roofing for homes and priority buildings, including government facilities. The houses of essential staff, such as teachers, medical personnel, civil servants, will be prioritized and eligibility criteria have been defined to determine the selection of houses to be repaired
Eight years after the earthquake, Haitians need support to boost resilience for sustainable development
Jan 12, 2018
Haiti’s path to recovery has been particularly difficult, also considering the country’s challenges as a Small Island Developing State: extremely vulnerable to debt, unemployment, climate change and sea level rise.
Jessica Faieta: Closing of the CARICOM-UN High Level Conference "Building a More Climate-Resilient Community"
Dec 20, 2017
The global community has at minimum a moral responsibility to help the most vulnerable countries, while the world makes progress in implementing in the commitment of the Paris Agreement, SAMOA Pathway and Agenda 2030.
UNDP Regional Director “fully committed” to recovery in Antigua & Barbuda
Dec 14, 2017
The Building Assessment Findings indicated that 100 percent of structures were damaged to some extent in Barbuda, with 48 percent having experienced minimal (level 1) or minor damage (level 2), 21 percent being severely affected (level 3) or 23 percent destroyed (level 4).
UNDP Regional Director inspired by the resilience of the Dominican people
Dec 14, 2017
UNDP is assisting the government of Dominica in coordinating the crisis recovery efforts, with focus on rebuilding a more resilient country. The organisation has so far deployed waste management and debris removal experts in the capital Roseau and around the island.
Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone”
Dec 13, 2017
The announcement came at the One Planet Summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris to review progress made on the Paris Agreement adopted by global governments two years ago today.
Dominicans start paving their way to a more resilient future
Dec 12, 2017
For the past three weeks they have been clearing debris around health facilities, roads, schools and also in rivers, which will enable the reconstruction process.
EU offers € 2 million to boost disaster preparedness in the Caribbean
Dec 9, 2017
These projects, which take place in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Cuba, seek to strengthen disaster preparedness and risk reduction.
Switzerland, UNDP and WFP join forces for the recovery of Cuba after Hurricane Irma
Dec 1, 2017
Hurricane Irma affected almost 2 million people and caused damages to nearly 160,000 homes.
A new plan for a new era: UN development agency charts course for development in 21st century
Nov 28, 2017
The plan identifies six “signature solutions” against which UNDP will now align its resource and expertise, to make a real impact on poverty, governance, energy access, gender equality, resilience and environmental sustainability.