Luis Felipe López-Calva, UNDP assistant administrator and regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean. Photo by: UNDP

ISTANBUL — United Nations reforms are underway, but it’s too soon to tell whether the changes will succeed, according to the United Nations Development Programme’s top Latin America official.

After about 15 years of economic growth and poverty reduction, the past several years in Latin America and the Carribean have been marked by slow growth and increased vulnerability, which means new challenges for the agency to address in the region, said Luis Felipe López-Calva, UNDP assistant administrator and regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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