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The United Nations in Honduras
Honduras was one of the signatory countries of the United Nations charter in 1945, the year of its foundation. The UN in Honduras focuses its work on three pillars: 1) contributing to peace and security, 2) reducing poverty and promoting sustainable development and 3) promoting human rights. This mission has evolved over time, adapting to the problems facing humanity in the 21st century, such as gender equality, humanitarian emergencies and health, terrorism, climate change and food production, among other issues.
Governance. The establishment of long-term nationwide programming called Visión de País (Country Vision, in English) 2010-2038, and the National Plan 2010-2022.
Citizen security. Honduras has reduced homicide rates by 27 per cent (which decreased from 86 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2012 to 59 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2015).
Economy. Reduction of the percentage of people with an income under US$ 1 per day. From 43.5 per cent in 1990, it fell to 7.7 per cent in 2014. The goal for 2015 was 21.8%.
Education. In 2014 and 2015, children attended more than 200 school days, which is very encouraging considering that up until 2013, attendance was around 150 days of classes per year.
Inclusion. After the November 2013 elections, there was an increase in female representation in Congress: From 19.53% in the 2009 elections to 25.78% in the 2013 elections (a rise of 6.78%).
Transparency. Honduras, being a party to the United Nations Convention against Corruption since 2005 and has participated, at the end of 2015, in the intergovernmental process to review its application's status. It resulted in the identification of achievements, good practices, and recommendations.
To learn more visit: https://honduras.un.org/.
Data about the work of the UN Country Team on COVID-19 is available on their Country Dashboard.
UN Country Team
Resident Coordinator Office
UN Entities in the Country
Jorge Peraza Breedy
UN Key Documents
UNDAF/United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CP)