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27 Aug 2014
Faith leaders, government and civil society come together to uphold human rights and access to health for sexual minorities in South Asia
Religious leaders and faith-based organizations have a crucial role to play in upholding the human rights of sexual minorities and ensuring appropriate and accessible health services, including for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, participants affirmed at a South Asia Regional Consultation on Faith, Cultural Diversity, Access to Health and HIV this past week in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
19 Aug 2014
Yangon - More than 60 people representing the communities affected by HIV, TB and cancer, as well as health service providers and policy makers last week participated in a consultation on Myanmar’s draft intellectual property law, marking an important step ensuring that community voices are included in the new legislation.
13 Aug 2014
First comprehensive analysis of the legal and social environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in China shows progress made but much work still needed.
07 Aug 2014
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Mr. Haoliang Xu has returned to Port Moresby from a two-day visit to the Milne Bay province where he met with local and provincial leaders to discuss UNDP support for the region’s public finance management, achievement of Millennium Development Goals and promotion of human rights.
07 Aug 2014
“Cure the problem not the people”: Landmark report on LGBT rights in Cambodia presents facts, experiences, and recommendations
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Cambodia continue to face abuse and discrimination at home, at school, in the workplace and in the media. LGBT rights advocates are calling protection from ill treatment and for equal opportunities, according to the first comprehensive report of its kind released today.
01 Aug 2014
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Mr. Haoliang Xu will visit Papua New Guinea on August 3-8 to discuss with country’s leaders how the organization can best continue to help them achieve their development objectives.
31 Jul 2014
A former jihadist commander who turned peacebuilder in Afghanistan, and the first woman to chair a national panel that ended five decades of conflict in the Philippines are among this year’s winners of the N-Peace Awards, a prestigious prize which recognizes the leadership role of women and peace advocates from conflict-affected countries in Asia.
24 Jul 2014
Time is now to introduce universal social services and protection in Asia and the Pacific, says 2014 Human Development Report on Vulnerability and Resilience
Tokyo —Staggering rates of poverty, high inequality and frequent natural disasters and crises threaten the progress of human development in Asia and the Pacific.
- 22 Jul 2014
22 Jul 2014
Tackling HIV requires courageous and committed policy-makers and law-makers said the UN’s development chief at the 20th International AIDS Conference.
- 22 Jul 2014
22 Jul 2014
Tackling HIV requires courageous and committed policy-makers and law-makers said the UN’s development chief at the 20th International AIDS Conference. “Parliamentarians have an indispensable role to play in building the coalitions for action to change bad laws which entrench exclusion, and to ensure that services are available to risk groups often shunned by society," said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark. “You can also advocate for gender equality, women’s empowerment, and action against sexual and gender-based violence to lower the disproportionate risk of HIV infection faced by women and girls.”
21 Jul 2014
Helen Clark: Keynote Address to Meeting of Parliamentarians at the 20th International AIDS Conference
UNDP Administrator's Keynote Address to the Meeting of Parliamentarians at the 20th International AIDS Conference, State Parliament of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 4:30pm, Monday 22 July 2014
21 Jul 2014
Groundbreaking research on sex worker safety and security receives award at International AIDS Conference
An unprecedented research project, Sex Work and Violence: Understanding Factors for Safety and Protection, received the first Robert Carr Research Award at the 20th International AIDS Conference, in Melbourne, Australia. The award was established in honor of Dr. Robert Carr, who advocated for human rights as central to the response to the HIV epidemic.
19 Jul 2014
Helen Clark: Speech at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (YEA) Summit on UN Action on Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship
UNDP Administrator Speech at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (YEA) Summit on UN Action on Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship, Sydney, Australia
11 Jul 2014
The 2014 second issue of the newsletter covers events and activities across the region on macroeconomics issues from a gender perspective. Download a copy to read about seminars on gender and economic policymaking in China, increasing women’s land and property rights and access and more…
09 Jul 2014
Roughly 190 million Indonesian voters, 67 million first-timers among them, are registered to cast their ballots on July 9, to elect a new president in the world’s third-largest democracy.
25 Jun 2014
Findings from a new joint report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Societies (IFRC) and the United National Development Programme (UNDP) have underscored the urgent need for governments to establish stronger laws that protect ‘at risk’ communities from the threats posed by natural disasters.
24 Jun 2014
Representatives from nine Asian countries are meeting in Lao PDR this week to discuss emerging development priorities for Southeast Asia. They are focusing on successes and challenges that countries in this sub-region face in reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Their exchanges will become an integral contribution to the post-2015 development agenda.
18 Jun 2014
The report Bridging the Divide: Addressing vulnerabilities, Reducing Inequalities presents an informative yet, critical analysis of these disparities, focusing on the inequalities that continue to exist in the country while shedding light on the vulnerabilities faced by the country that significantly contributes to these inequalities.