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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.
24 Mar 2014
In considering its next generation of reforms, Viet Nam can opt for an inclusive and sustainable development pathway,” said UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark in her keynote address at an international conference sharing international experience and lessons for Viet Nam.
13 Feb 2014
Participants attending the workshop on media self-regulation in the Pacific at the 3rd Pacific Islands Media Summit reiterated the need to educate journalists about the role of media and the importance of self-regulation; to overcome divisions among media at the national and regional levels; and to keep the momentum and consultations around media self-regulation going.
30 Jan 2014
Many of the policies and approaches used to reduce new HIV infections in Asia and the Pacific could be effective in stemming the growing threat of diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other emerging development issues, says a new UN Development Programme (UNDP) report.
13 Jan 2014
The United Nations Development Programme’s Asia-Pacific Centre (APRC) has signed a US $16.7 million Grant Agreement with the Global Fund to Fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for a multi-country South Asia HIV Programme.
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.
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