Jessica Faieta is the U.N. assistant secretary-general and U.N. Development Program regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean. She has worked as senior country director in Haiti, leading UNDP's recovery and reconstruction efforts in the country after the 2010 earthquake. She has held various positions in U.N. offices in El Salvador, Belize, Cuba, Panama and Argentina. Jessica holds a master's degree in business administration and another in international affairs, both from Columbia University. She is also a Yale University World Fellow.
Looking back 50 years, the "what" and the "how" of development have shifted, says Jessica Faieta, U.N. assistant secretary-general and UNDP regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, in this exclusive guest commentary.
One in four Latin Americans is young but they are grossly underrepresented in parliaments across the region. This must change, Jessica Faieta, UNDP assistant administrator and director at the regional bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, shares in this commentary.