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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…
02 Sep 2013
“Working together to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia-Pacific”: UN Development Chief for Asia
New York - Mr. Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today. A Chinese national, Mr. Xu has held various leadership positions in UNDP, most recently as Deputy Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
22 Aug 2013
Representatives from Government of Myanmar, civil society representative, academic institutions, Members of Parliament, as well as development partners discussed local governance at a national conference on “Good Local Governance and People-Centered Services – What Can We Learn from Best Practices in the Region?”
14 Aug 2013
New report from UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre investigates the sustainable energy opportunities and challenges in the region in relation to poverty reduction and development. It is produced in line with the United Nations Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL), which seeks to reach three goals by 2030: Universal access to modern energy; double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
07 Aug 2013
The impact of corruption and the challenge of fighting corruption are well known to citizens and observers of the Pacific. In recognizing the importance of fighting corruption, the United Nations has commenced a 4 year USD4.3 million Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project. The Project, funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), is being jointly implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
31 Jul 2013
Today eight awardees have been announced by N-Peace Network partners, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Search for Common Ground. The winners include six women who have made dramatic changes towards peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and the Philippines. In addition, this year’s awards honour a youth champion of peace from the Philippines and one male recipient who works to advance peace and equality in post-conflict regions in Indonesia.
22 Jul 2013
The 2013 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 mobility of Thai nurses under ASEAN Economic Community and new resources.
19 Jul 2013
For the past week, over 40 religious, private sector, and civil society leaders from around the Solomon Islands have participated a training course in peacebuilding.
10 Jul 2013
Translating National Integration of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change at the Community Level
The integration of climate change and disaster risk management functions is taking place at the national and community level in various ways. Today, at the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management and the Pacific Climate Change Roundtable, representatives from Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Tonga shared concrete examples of how these are impacting at the national level.