Americas

UNDP joins the #GivingTuesday movement

This Thursday, 28 November, is Thanksgiving Day, a national holiday in the United States. It’s a time when families gather to express gratitude for the many blessings they have received.

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Crime threatens citizen security and development in Latin America: UNDP

Citizens in countries of Latin America don’t feel safe because of crime, including robberies and murder, according to a report issued by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Tuesday.

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Black, female and poor in America: a triple challenge

Being black and poor in America presents a particular challenge, according to Julia Tripp, a research assistant at the Center for Social Policy (CSP) who also heads up its Constituent Advisory Group of people with a lived experience of poverty.

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Thousands of Haitians at risk of losing citizenship in Dominican Republic

UN agencies are concerned that thousands of people, mainly Haitians in the Dominican Republic may be stripped of citizenship.

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UN humanitarian chief remembers Sérgio Vieira de Mello

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has wrapped up a two-day visit to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, where she took part in events to observe World Humanitarian Day.

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Peru: The Food Revolution

There's a new revolution happening in Peru... a food revolution. Ancient cuisine is the top choice for top chefs in the capital, Lima, where ancient crops are produced by smallholder farmers.

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Hurricane season threatens Haiti

Following extreme weather shocks and poor harvests, over eight million people in Haiti are either severely food insecure or struggling to meet their own food needs on a regular basis.

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IAEA hosts expert meeting to improve cooperation framework for Latin America and the Caribbean

The role of nuclear techniques in helping to tackle a range of development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean was the focus of a recent meeting held at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria.

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Youth expresses her concern for the environment

Ta’Kaiya Blaney is a 12 year old from the Sliammon First Nation in Canada.

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Experts shed light on health issues facing indigenous youth in the Americas

A view of the General Assembly Hall at the opening of the twelfth session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. [UN Photo/Rick Bajornas][/caption]It’s common for teenagers to believe life is tough, but for indigenous youth in Central and South America, research shows this is true.

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