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18 Dec 2013
Across Asia, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LBGTI) people continue to face rights violations because of their sexual orientation and gender identity and weak knowledge of local legal systems impact on their ability to file formal complaints, or seek justice or legal redress.
10 Dec 2013
The United Nations in the Pacific today commended Samoa for establishing a national human rights institution. The institution is part of the Komesina o Sulufaiga (Ombudsman), and has the mandate to protect and promote human rights in the country.
09 Dec 2013
Countries around the Pacific held a range of activities today to raise awareness on the importance of fighting corruption and the role various stakeholders play in this.
03 Dec 2013
Rakiraki market vendors showed great appreciation for their newly launched business record keeping book tailored to their needs. The book allows them to keep track of their income, expenses and savings.
27 Nov 2013
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is assisting local authorities in Tacloban to resume safe disposal of growing piles of municipal solid waste which has become a public health concern in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
27 Nov 2013
A public discussion on informal settlements and the role of the media, featuring journalists, the People’s Community Network, as well as representatives from informal settlements is expected to draw further attention to the rights of people living in informal settlements around Fiji.
25 Nov 2013
Tacloban, Philippines—The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) began debris removal projects last week by providing cash-for-work to villagers hit hard by typhoon Haiyan.
21 Nov 2013
Bangkok – A report from four Asian countries reveals serious gaps in the legal means of protection of the rights of HIV-affected women and girls in health care settings. Human rights violations include discriminatory treatment by medical workers, breaches of confidentiality, forced sterilization and abortions, denial of services and care, and misinformation on standards of care.
06 Nov 2013
Hanoi—United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark will visit Vietnam from 6-10 November to engage with senior government and UN officials, on issues including the evolving role of the UN in the country, acceleration of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, support to the Viet Nam Green Growth Strategy, and challenges and aspirations of the country’s women and ethnic minorities.
23 Oct 2013
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the top-ranked multilateral organization in aid transparency according to a leading global ranking released today.
23 Oct 2013
Communities are vulnerable to disasters and climate change, not only due to the hazards themselves such as cyclones, tsunamis or changing weather patterns, but more so because of where we live, the structures we live in, and our access to basic services.
23 Oct 2013
Estimating the costs of gender-based violence is vital as it brings to light the hidden costs to society and the resources needed to end violence.
21 Oct 2013
Bangkok–Women leaders and peace champions from Asia will come together on 22 October 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand, for the N-Peace Awards Ceremony & Leadership Forum for Peace hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
14 Oct 2013
Seoul—The United Nations Development Programme and the National Elections Commission of the Republic of Korea will co-host the largest forum on electoral matters in the world from 15 to 17 October in Seoul. Threats to electoral integrity, cost-effectiveness in electoral processes, and professional training of election officials will top the agenda of this important global event.
08 Oct 2013
Following a successful first regional trade expo in the Pacific by Pacific businesses in 2012, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for continued support for the 2014 expo.
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.
- "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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