Exchanging Experiences, Expanding Opportunities


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From Ghana to Germany, Italy to Indonesia, the gap between rich and poor is widening. In 2013, seven out of 10 people lived in countries where economic inequality was worse than 30 years ago, and in 2014 Oxfam calculated that just 85 people owned as much wealth as the poorest half of humanity.

It is no news that education is an important step to ensure openness to better opportunities for personal and social development. In this regard, there is significant progress particularly in Latin American and Caribbean countries in terms of gender parity, coverage and educational expansion.

Labour markets in Latin America and the Caribbean lost momentum in 2013 compared with the sustained improvements seen over the past 10 years.

Families perform essential functions such as socialization and care that are central to people's access to welfare in a broad sense.

Strategic guide: "Women's political empowerment: framework for a strategic action in Latin America and the Caribbean (2014-2017)", was designed to stimulate the progress of the region towards parity democracy as a goal to transform gender relations and develop and promote full poli

The employment situation in Latin America and the Caribbean is a twice-yearly report prepared jointly by the Economic Development Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Subregional Office for the South Cone of Latin America of the International Lab

Gender at Work: gaps in access to decision-making positions, analyzes the inequality in access to job positions and describes the sociodemographic characteristics and attitudinal profiles of the Argentine women who have held positions of power between 1996 and 2012.

With one more year before the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the 2014 Global Hunger Index report offers a multifaceted overview of global hunger that brings new insights to the global debate on where to focus efforts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition.

The present study is a collaboration between UNDP and UNICEF which aims to establish a systematic look at the challenges of human development from the perspective of the realization of the rights of children and adolescents, as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified by C

The World Survey on the Role of Women in Development is a UN Secretary-General report mandated by the Second Committee of the General Assembly and comes out every five years.


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