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The Beauty and the Challenges of Samoa

We want what the people of Samoa want, prosperity, peace and a planet that can sustain present and future generations.  


UNDP and Citi Foundation Jointly Host Youth Co: Lab Summit To Accelerate The Largest Youth Social Entrepreneurship Movement In Asia and the Pacific

Youth Co:Lab, the project co-led by UNDP and Citi Foundation, is the largest youth-led social entrepreneurship movement driving the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.  


Communities balancing conservation with export opportunities in Papua New Guinea

Communities in Pomio district produce large amounts of cocoa but are isolated lacking access to transport infrastructure. With the support of the UNDP, an exciting opportunity to export quality…  


Modern slavery is on the rise in Asia, but new laws show consumer pressure is working

In 2018, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation estimated that 24.9 million people worldwide were being held captive as forced laborers, half of them in the…  


Cambodia, looking to the horizon, prepares for drought

New partnership on drought preparedness further supports Cambodia in climate change preparedness and realising the goals of Agenda 2030 and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.  


Viet Nam, UNDP announce plan to build thousands of climate-resilient houses, regenerate mangrove forests in 2019

With support from the Green Climate Fund, the United Nations Development Programme and other partners, Viet Nam is preparing to build more than 1,300 storm-resilient houses and to plant or regenerate…  


Energy Access Projects and SDG Benefits

The study reflected in this report aims to give UNDP staff and project managers tools and guidance on how to improve assessments of impacts associated with clean energy projects.  


More needs to be done to reduce disaster risks and increase preparedness

The heart-rending pictures and videos from the earthquake-tsunami disaster in Sulawesi, Indonesia brought back the shock and pain of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami disaster of 2011 and…  


Viet Nam to Integrate Disaster Prevention Education in the National School Curriculum

The Government fo Viet Nam launched a five-year programme (2018-2023) to strengthen schools’ preparedness for natural hazards in Viet Nam. The success of UNDP’s disaster prevention projects lay the…  


New people-centred approaches needed to ensure no one is left behind in ASEAN

While there has been extraordinary economic progress in the ASEAN region, pockets of multi-dimensional poverty remain. If those who have been left behind – the poorest of the poor – are to be reached,…  

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