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13 Aug 2014
First comprehensive analysis of the legal and social environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in China shows progress made but much work still needed.
07 Aug 2014
“Cure the problem not the people”: Landmark report on LGBT rights in Cambodia presents facts, experiences, and recommendations
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Cambodia continue to face abuse and discrimination at home, at school, in the workplace and in the media. LGBT rights advocates are calling protection from ill treatment and for equal opportunities, according to the first comprehensive report of its kind released today.
07 Aug 2014
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Mr. Haoliang Xu has returned to Port Moresby from a two-day visit to the Milne Bay province where he met with local and provincial leaders to discuss UNDP support for the region’s public finance management, achievement of Millennium Development Goals and promotion of human rights.
01 Aug 2014
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Mr. Haoliang Xu will visit Papua New Guinea on August 3-8 to discuss with country’s leaders how the organization can best continue to help them achieve their development objectives.
31 Jul 2014
A former jihadist commander who turned peacebuilder in Afghanistan, and the first woman to chair a national panel that ended five decades of conflict in the Philippines are among this year’s winners of the N-Peace Awards, a prestigious prize which recognizes the leadership role of women and peace advocates from conflict-affected countries in Asia.
24 Jul 2014
Time is now to introduce universal social services and protection in Asia and the Pacific, says 2014 Human Development Report on Vulnerability and Resilience
Tokyo —Staggering rates of poverty, high inequality and frequent natural disasters and crises threaten the progress of human development in Asia and the Pacific.
22 Jul 2014
Tackling HIV requires courageous and committed policy-makers and law-makers said the UN’s development chief at the 20th International AIDS Conference.
22 Jul 2014
Tackling HIV requires courageous and committed policy-makers and law-makers said the UN’s development chief at the 20th International AIDS Conference. “Parliamentarians have an indispensable role to play in building the coalitions for action to change bad laws which entrench exclusion, and to ensure that services are available to risk groups often shunned by society," said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark. “You can also advocate for gender equality, women’s empowerment, and action against sexual and gender-based violence to lower the disproportionate risk of HIV infection faced by women and girls.”
21 Jul 2014
Groundbreaking research on sex worker safety and security receives award at International AIDS Conference
An unprecedented research project, Sex Work and Violence: Understanding Factors for Safety and Protection, received the first Robert Carr Research Award at the 20th International AIDS Conference, in Melbourne, Australia. The award was established in honor of Dr. Robert Carr, who advocated for human rights as central to the response to the HIV epidemic.
25 Jun 2014
Findings from a new joint report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Societies (IFRC) and the United National Development Programme (UNDP) have underscored the urgent need for governments to establish stronger laws that protect ‘at risk’ communities from the threats posed by natural disasters.
18 Jun 2014
The report Bridging the Divide: Addressing vulnerabilities, Reducing Inequalities presents an informative yet, critical analysis of these disparities, focusing on the inequalities that continue to exist in the country while shedding light on the vulnerabilities faced by the country that significantly contributes to these inequalities.
18 Jun 2014
The Asia-Pacific Sustainable Energy for All hub will gather governments, investors, innovators and experts to find ways and means for bringing energy to more than 600 million in this region who live without electricity and 1.8 billion who lack access to clean cooking and heating energy solutions.
19 May 2014
UNDP Regional Director Mr. Haoliang Xu, who is on a five day visit to the country, lauded the coping ability and resilience of the people and communities living in the coastal areas in adapting to climate change with development support.
16 May 2014
Bangkok – Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people across Asia continue to face discrimination and violence because of their sexual orientation and gender identity, and are unable to access the same rights and services as other citizens of their countries.
15 May 2014
Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Australia commit to protect and manage a globally significant ocean region
An important tropical region that plays a vital role in the circulation of the world’s oceans stands to benefit from a Ministerial Declaration that was signed here today.
08 May 2014
Six months on from Haiyan, physical recovery progress is clear but the long term focus should be on poverty
Six months after one of the strongest tropical storms ever recorded hit the Philippines, UNDP says that though the physical signs of recovery are impressive, much needs to be done to prevent the storm from continuing to exacerbate suffering in the country.
08 May 2014
Japanese actress and writer Misako Konno has donated 1 million yen (approximately US$ 10,200) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help rebuild the Philippines following devastating Typhoon Haiyan.
30 Apr 2014
The media can be a positive force for improving the human rights and health of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people in South Asia, says a new joint report developed by Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR) and UN Development Programme (UNDP).
28 Mar 2014
Asia-Pacific perspectives on economic and development cooperation between countries of the global south, will shape global discussions on development effectiveness.
27 Mar 2014
Government of Japan gives additional USD 3.5 million to support UNDPs recovery work.
- “Access to affordable HIV medicines is more than just a trade, legal or logistical issue. It is literally a matter of life and death for people living with HIV," says Shiba Phurailatpam of the Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV (APN+) On #EndHIVThursday, how can your government ensure intellectual property legislation factors in affordable healthcare to nurture development? http://on.undp.org/Av85B 4 hours ago
- Without immediate action, farmers in Fiji will continue to be victims of climate change. On #GreenWednesday, check out this photo essay on how we - with funding from the Global Environment Facility and the Australian government - help Fiji respond to climate change threats: 19 hours ago
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