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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.
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.
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.
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.
05 May 2014
To 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.
30 Apr 2014
The 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.
31 Mar 2014
Thailand’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.
27 Mar 2014
The 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.
24 Mar 2014
The 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.
21 Mar 2014
An invasive vine in Samoa is now being harnessed as a new source of renewable energy.
17 Mar 2014
A joint China-India climate change study explores how the two populous countries can confront climate change and increase reliance on low carbon technologies.
28 Jan 2014
Manila—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.
22 Jan 2014
Islamabad—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).
17 Jan 2014
Legendary 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.
- "This is not something you want to do for a living. We all want to leave this profession," says Jennifer, who was 16-years-old when she fled Nigeria and became a sex-worker in Burkina Faso. On #EndHIVThursday, read about Jennifer, who is now a HIV counselor who educates young women to avoid HIV infection through safe sex. The trainings are provided by a civil society organization funded by UNDP's National Assistance Programme to Communities and Associations in HIV/AIDS (PAMAC): http://on.undp.org/zKUha © PNUD BURKINA FASO 9 hours ago
- In Uzbekistan, we support farming enterprises in bio-pest control and other farming techniques to improve land management. On #GreenWednesday check out UNDP Uzbekistan's work to protect the environment: http://on.undp.org/zKHh4 © UNDP Uzbekistan 13 hours ago
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