http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles2014-08-31T14:40:03.607ZArticlesAdobe CQGender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - Quarterly Newsletter Vol.5 Issue email@example.comThe 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…http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/07/11/asia-pacific-gem-newsletter-vol-5-issue-22014-07-11T07:24:36.051Z2014-07-11T07:24:36.051ZIndonesia | World’s third-largest democracy goes to the firstname.lastname@example.orgRoughly 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.http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/07/09/indonesia-world-s-third-largest-democracy-goes-to-the-polls2014-07-09T08:17:43.646Z2014-07-09T08:17:43.646ZAsia-Pacific consultation on Post-2015 development agenda begins in Laosnoemail@noemail.orgmahtab.haiderRepresentatives 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.http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/06/24/asia-pacific-consultation-on-post-2015-development-agenda-begins-in-laos2014-06-25T12:14:11.533Z2014-06-25T12:14:11.533ZSix innovations to combat corruption win awards at first-ever UNDP social innovation email@example.comSix 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.http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/06/13/six-innovations-to-combat-corruption-win-awards-at-first-ever-undp-social-innovation-challenge2014-06-19T16:58:35.431Z2014-06-19T16:58:35.431ZRegional Dialogue | Asia-Pacific trails other regions in women’s access to firstname.lastname@example.orgAsia-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.http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/06/11/regional-dialogue-asia-pacific-trails-other-regions-in-women-s-access-to-land2014-06-12T01:48:21.772Z2014-06-12T01:48:21.772ZUNDP launches Social Innovation Initiative on Anti-Corruption for Development in Asia-Pacificnoemail@noemail.orgmahtab.haiderWhat 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?http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/06/11/undp-launches-social-innovation-fund-on-anti-corruption-for-development-in-asia-pacific2014-06-23T04:19:32.906Z2014-06-23T04:19:32.906ZCommunicating the Science of Climate Change to Rural Communitiesnoemail@noemail.orgsheryl.hoClimate dialogue has become increasingly significant at community level and communicating a scientific concept such as climate change is challenging.http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/06/05/communicating-the-science-of-climate-change-to-rural-communities2014-06-04T22:19:35.194Z2014-06-04T22:19:35.194ZSouth-South Cooperation for greater aid effectiveness email@example.comSouth-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.http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/06/03/south-south-cooperation-for-greater-aid-effectiveness-2014-06-02T23:27:37.175Z2014-06-02T23:27:37.175ZParks for Development, Parks for Humanitynoemail@noemail.orgmahtab.haiderUNDP'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. http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/05/26/parks-for-development-parks-for-humanity2014-05-27T06:20:55.806Z2014-05-27T06:20:55.806ZUNDP Regional Director calls for longer term development planning in Nepalnoemail@noemail.orgmahtab.haiderNepal 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. http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/05/16/undp-regional-director-calls-for-longer-term-development-planning-in-nepal2014-05-17T05:18:29.503Z2014-05-17T05:18:29.503ZMYWORLD: Vote for the change you want to see in the firstname.lastname@example.orgTo date, more than 2 million have voted for the world they want. MY World is a global survey asking you to choose your priorities for a better world. Results will be shared with world leaders in setting the next global development agenda. Tell us about the world you want, because your voice matters.http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/05/05/myworld-vote-for-the-change-you-want-to-see-in-the-world2014-05-05T08:01:33.095Z2014-05-05T08:01:33.095ZHarnessing UNDP strengths for effective Global Fund HIV grant email@example.comThe Asia-Pacific region is both contributing to and taking advantage of the global ‘knowledge bank’ of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its response to the HIV epidemic.http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/30/harnessing-undp-s-strengths-for-effective-global-fund-hiv-grant-management2014-05-01T08:06:18.352Z2014-05-01T08:06:18.352ZThailand’s ASEAN readiness hinges on key development challenges: NHDR firstname.lastname@example.orgThailand’s entry into the ASEAN group of countries in 2015 may present increased economic potential, but may equally exacerbate challenges relating to the country’s inequalities, particularly in health and education, says the 2014 edition of the country’s human development report.http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/31/thailand-s-asean-readiness-hinges-on-key-development-challenges-nhdr-20142014-03-31T11:11:24.414Z2014-03-31T11:11:24.414ZUN Development Chief reaffirms support to Typhoon Haiyan email@example.comThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today wrapped up a two-day visit to the Philippines focused on post-typhoon recovery and support for the peace process in Mindanao.http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/27/un-development-chief-reaffirms-support-to-typhoon-haiyan-recovery2014-03-27T01:21:17.947Z2014-03-27T01:21:17.947ZThe N-Peace Awards 2014: Join the search for inspirational stories of peace in Asiafirstname.lastname@example.orgThe N-Peace Awards shine a light on the tireless and often unrecognized efforts of both women and men who work with communities across Asia to achieve lasting peace.http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/24/the-n-peace-awards-2014-join-the-search-for-inspirational-stories-of-peace-in-asia-2014-03-24T09:49:38.288Z2014-03-24T09:49:38.288ZGreen energy project in Samoa will conserve forests, fight climate change email@example.comAn invasive vine in Samoa is now being harnessed as a new source of renewable energy. http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/21/green-energy-project-in-samoa-will-conserve-forests-fight-climate-change-2014-03-21T10:45:59.516Z2014-03-21T10:45:59.516ZPre-launch of a groundbreaking report between China and India on climate change firstname.lastname@example.orgA joint China-India climate change study explores how the two populous countries can confront climate change and increase reliance on low carbon technologies.http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/17/pre-launch-of-a-groundbreaking-report-between-china-and-india-on-climate-change-held2014-03-19T09:51:47.954Z2014-03-19T09:51:47.954ZThe race is on to salvage a “golden trough” of typhoon felled trees across the Central Philippinesnoemail@noemail.orgsupaporn.daophisesManila—The race is on to salvage valuable wood from millions of typhoon felled coconut trees in the central Philippines. Experts believe that salvaged coco lumber could be used for urgently needed temporary shelters, as the Yolanda (Haiyan) super storm left four million people displaced, just over two months ago in the Visayas region. http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/01/28/race-to-salvage-felled-trees-across-central-philippines2014-01-28T08:36:50.060Z2014-01-28T08:36:50.060ZPakistan makes progress on Millennium Development Goalsnoemail@noemail.orgsupaporn.daophisesIslamabad—Pakistan has shown consistent progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and is ramping up efforts to achieve targets set for Universal Primary Education and Net Primary Enrolment Ratio, says a report by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform (MPDR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/01/22/pakistan-makes-progress-on-millennium-development-goals2014-01-28T09:41:30.084Z2014-01-28T09:41:30.084ZMatch against poverty for Philippines recovery email@example.comLegendary six-time World Referee winner, Pierluigi Collina, and international football players Deco, Pavel Nedved, Roberto Carlos, Fernando Hierro, are among the personalities that have confirmed they will join Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane at the 11th Annual Match Against Poverty taking place on 4 March at the STADE DE SUISSE National Stadium in Bern, Switzerland.http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/01/17/match-against-poverty-for-philippines-recovery-effort2014-01-17T06:20:02.534Z2014-01-17T06:20:02.534Z