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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.
18 Jun 2014
The Asia-Pacific Sustainable Energy for All hub will gather governments, investors, innovators and experts to find ways and means for bringing energy to more than 600 million in this region who live without electricity and 1.8 billion who lack access to clean cooking and heating energy solutions.
17 Jun 2014
Opening remarks by Mr. Haoliang Xu: Consultation on Post 2015 Development Agenda: Engaging with Private Sector
It is a pleasure for me to address the Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda with the private sector. The themes of this meeting, “Engaging with the private sector” and “Strengthening the role of small and medium enterprises in sustainable development” are very pertinent, both for Mongolia, and for the world at large.
13 Jun 2014
Six innovations to tackle anti-corruption in Asia and the Pacific have won awards in UNDP’s first-ever social innovation initiative in the region launched in Thailand this week. The countries with winning ideas that will now be funded by UNDP for a pilot-phase are Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and China. The proposals were judged on their ability to integrate anti-corruption efforts with development solutions, with a specific focus on women, youth and marginalized communities.
11 Jun 2014
Asia-Pacific continues to trail other regions in terms of women’s ownership of land, and progressive legal reforms have largely failed to change land-ownership structures, widening the gap between policies and ground realities, said experts at a land rights dialogue in Bangkok this week.
11 Jun 2014
What do the use of text messages to crowdsource corruption information, establishing citizens' accountability forums to review development plans and digitizing scholarship data to increase school enrolment of girls all have in common?
05 Jun 2014
Climate dialogue has become increasingly significant at community level and communicating a scientific concept such as climate change is challenging.
- "This is not something you want to do for a living. We all want to leave this profession," says Jennifer, who was 16-years-old when she fled Nigeria and became a sex-worker in Burkina Faso. On #EndHIVThursday, read about Jennifer, who is now a HIV counselor who educates young women to avoid HIV infection through safe sex. The trainings are provided by a civil society organization funded by UNDP's National Assistance Programme to Communities and Associations in HIV/AIDS (PAMAC): http://on.undp.org/zKUha © PNUD BURKINA FASO 7 hours ago
- In Uzbekistan, we support farming enterprises in bio-pest control and other farming techniques to improve land management. On #GreenWednesday check out UNDP Uzbekistan's work to protect the environment: http://on.undp.org/zKHh4 © UNDP Uzbekistan 11 hours ago
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