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  • 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.

  • 09 Sep 2013
    Achieving inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities

    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
    Gender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - Quarterly Newsletter vol.4 issue 3

    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…

  • 22 Aug 2013
    Myanmar talks good local governance

    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 investigates the sustainable energy opportunities and challenges in Asia and the Pacific

    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.

  • 22 Jul 2013
    Gender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - Quarterly Newsletter vol.4 issue 2

    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.

  • 29 Apr 2013
    Zero Hunger Challenge Comes to Asia and the Pacific

    The United Nations launched the Zero Hunger Challenge in Asia and the Pacific here today in the presence of top national leaders, calling on governments, farmers, scientists, business, civil society and consumers to join hands to end hunger in the region where the majority of the world’s undernourished people live.

  • 04 Apr 2013
    Art Exhibit by Sex Workers from ASEAN countries “Yet, still we dance!”

    ‘Yet, still we dance’ was a unique art exhibit with works created by sex workers from eight ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste. More than 50 sex worker artists were involved in creating this exhibit using a range of mediums including sculpture, painting, fabric, and photography. It ran for 10 days at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

  • 28 Mar 2013
    Stay tuned! New UNDP-Discovery Channel documentary 'One Simple Solution'

    Flip a switch, plug in a cord, push a button...the power of electricity is a given in the modern world, but for 1.3 billion of the Earth's people, energy production infrastructure is not available for heating, cooking or even lighting one's way.

  • 20 Mar 2013
    Pacific Commits to Bold Steps to Harness Human Development Gains from Extractive Industries

    The increasing global demand for natural resources has opened up potential markets for Pacific Island countries which have sought-after resources like oil, gas and minerals both on the land and in the seabed.

  • 19 Mar 2013
    Gender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - Quarterly Newsletter: vol.4 issue 1

    The 2013 first 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 gender economics course in Thailand, Australia cancelled time use survey, and new resource.

  • 15 Feb 2013
    Greater Collaboration Between Health and Trade Sectors - Part of Pacific's Response to NCDs Crisis

    [February 15 - Nadi, Fiji] While discussions were being held in the Pacific this week on the issue of trade and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark has called for swift, firm measures to halt a global surge in diseases such as cancer and diabetes, saying they belong “permanently on the global development agenda.”

  • 28 Jan 2013
    One Simple Solution - Micro-hydro power plants bring energy and big changes to mountain communities in Nepal

    Access to clean and affordable modern energy is critical for social and economic development. Worldwide, about 1.5 billion have no access to electricity, and 1 billion more have access only to unreliable electricity networks. In the Himalayan country, Nepal, the towering mountains are a formidable obstacle to the people who need modern energy. Only 20 percent of the mountain villages have access to electricity.

  • 31 May 2012
    Regional Consultation and Planning Workshop on 'Use of TRIPS Flexibilities to Access Affordable ARVs in Asia'

    In the Asia Pacific Region, the number of people receiving anti-retroviral treatment (ART) has increased steadily to an estimated 922,000 people by end 2010, representing an estimated 39% of all people eligible for ART according to 2010 WHO Guidelines. This progress has largely been made possible by the dramatic drop in antiretroviral (ARV) prices over the last ten years due to generic competition.

Contact UNDP in Asia and the Pacific
Cedric Monteiro, Regional Communications Adviser Phone: +91 11 4653 2346
cedric.monteirot@undp.org Fax: +91 11 2462 7612