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23 Oct 2013
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the top-ranked multilateral organization in aid transparency according to a leading global ranking released today.
23 Oct 2013
Communities are vulnerable to disasters and climate change, not only due to the hazards themselves such as cyclones, tsunamis or changing weather patterns, but more so because of where we live, the structures we live in, and our access to basic services.
23 Oct 2013
Estimating the costs of gender-based violence is vital as it brings to light the hidden costs to society and the resources needed to end violence.
22 Oct 2013
UNDP honored eight Asian peace activists from conflict countries at its third annual N-Peace awards ceremony that was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 22 October. The N-Peace Awards spotlight women who demonstrate leadership in building peace, and men who work with women for gender equality.
21 Oct 2013
Bangkok–Women leaders and peace champions from Asia will come together on 22 October 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand, for the N-Peace Awards Ceremony & Leadership Forum for Peace hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
18 Oct 2013
Asia-Pacific experts invited to apply for advanced training on ‘waste to energy for developing countries’
Experts in Asia-Pacific countries are invited to apply for a five-day advanced training course on ‘Waste to Energy for Developing Countries’ to be held on 25–30 November 2013 at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.
14 Oct 2013
Seoul—The United Nations Development Programme and the National Elections Commission of the Republic of Korea will co-host the largest forum on electoral matters in the world from 15 to 17 October in Seoul. Threats to electoral integrity, cost-effectiveness in electoral processes, and professional training of election officials will top the agenda of this important global event.
08 Oct 2013
Following a successful first regional trade expo in the Pacific by Pacific businesses in 2012, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for continued support for the 2014 expo.
07 Oct 2013
International conference in Bangkok examines ways to calculate the value of nature for national accounting purposes
Statisticians, economists, ecologists and policy makers from across Asia will meet in Bangkok during 8th to 10th of October to define ways of calculating the value of natural resources that could reshape the way country success is measured.
07 Oct 2013
Seoul—International experts tackled how new global development goals can best end poverty and protect the planet at a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP hosted conference today.
03 Oct 2013
The deep sea a place mostly undiscovered and unregulated, is now facing large-scale industrial exploitation as mining of the deep seabed for minerals becomes a reality.
25 Sep 2013
The National Advisory Board on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction (NAB) with support from the Pacific Risk Resilience (PRR) programme organized a one-day inception workshop for a nation-wide the Risk Governance Assessment in Vanuatu.
20 Sep 2013
Bangkok–Zero poverty, better quality education and accountable government top the agenda for Asia and the Pacific as countries look to the future and their “unfinished business” with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While the Asia-Pacific region has made progress in pulling millions out of poverty, it remains off track in such basic areas as hunger, health and sanitation, according to a new UN report.
13 Sep 2013
“I hope that this Mock Congress exercise will give the participating women the confidence to realize their potential as leaders in Palau, and can give them the courage to put up their names and stand for national elections.”
13 Sep 2013
"I hope that this Mock Congress exercise will give the participating women the confidence to realize their potential as leaders in Palau, and can give them the courage to put up their names and stand for national elections."
11 Sep 2013
Bangladesh and India scale up to save lives, improve the reach of justice, and bring information to those who need it most
Three case studies illustrate a range of initiatives that started small and grew nationally with support from UNDP, and strong partnerships with governments, donors, and local communities.
11 Sep 2013
New York—The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’ in New York today, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented between 2008 and 2012 in the region.
10 Sep 2013
UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific reveals why some men use violence against women and girls
A UN study of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific, released today, found that overall nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner, ranging from 26 percent to 80 percent across the sites studied. Nearly a quarter of men interviewed reported perpetrating rape against a woman or girl, ranging from 10 percent to 62 percent across the sites.
09 Sep 2013
The urbanization process in the Asia-Pacific region is proceeding at unprecedented speed and scale. Rapid urbanization linked to economic growth brings new opportunities and challenges for sustainable and inclusive development. The pace of urban growth has caught many governments and communities in Asia and the Pacific unprepared. The demand for land, shelter, transport, energy supplies and social and environmental services has outstripped supply. The importance of cities to inclusive development and poverty reduction provides a compelling case for a greater and more strategic UNDP involvement in urban issues in the Asia-Pacific region.
04 Sep 2013
The 2013 third issue of the newsletter covers events and activities across the region on macroeconomics issues from a gender perspective. Download a copy to read about new UNDP project ‘Promoting Women’s MSMEs in South Asia, updates on GRB in Penang and more…