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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.
03 Jun 2014
South-South Cooperation between developing countries and Small Island Developing States has been in practice for the last few decades but with increasingly scarce financial resources globally and the need for greater aid effectiveness, it is gaining more supporters.
26 May 2014
UNDP's Parks for Development exhibit is now on display at the GEF Assembly meeting in Cancun, Mexico, from May 25-29, 2014. It will be on display at the Convention on Biological Diversity 12th Conference of Parties in Korea in December and the World Parks Congress in Sydney in November 2014, as well as at the UNDP Headquarters in New York.
19 May 2014
UNDP Regional Director Mr. Haoliang Xu, who is on a five day visit to the country, lauded the coping ability and resilience of the people and communities living in the coastal areas in adapting to climate change with development support.
17 May 2014
The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia provides an opportunity to reaffirm that the rights of LGBT people are a matter of concern to all of us working on human development.
16 May 2014
Bangkok – Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people across Asia continue to face discrimination and violence because of their sexual orientation and gender identity, and are unable to access the same rights and services as other citizens of their countries.
16 May 2014
Narrowing inequalities and ensuring stability could usher in new economic era for Nepal, says UNDP regional chief
Nepal could become an economic success story if it manages to consolidate its hard-won political reforms and stability and focus on equitable and inclusive growth, UNDP's regional chief for the Asia-Pacific region has told the country's leaders during a three-day visit.
15 May 2014
Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Australia commit to protect and manage a globally significant ocean region
An important tropical region that plays a vital role in the circulation of the world’s oceans stands to benefit from a Ministerial Declaration that was signed here today.
08 May 2014
Six months on from Haiyan, physical recovery progress is clear but the long term focus should be on poverty
Six months after one of the strongest tropical storms ever recorded hit the Philippines, UNDP says that though the physical signs of recovery are impressive, much needs to be done to prevent the storm from continuing to exacerbate suffering in the country.
08 May 2014
Japanese actress and writer Misako Konno has donated 1 million yen (approximately US$ 10,200) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help rebuild the Philippines following devastating Typhoon Haiyan.