Learn more


Denied Work – An audit of employment discrimination on the basis of gender identity in South-East Asia

This report is the first research project on such a scale examining discrimination against trans people seeking employment in the region.  


3 Ways Businesses Can Respect Human Rights

Businesses can do more to embrace the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.  


Laws and policies that protect rather than punish are what’s needed in Asia-Pacific HIV response

Today, on this World AIDS Day 2018, it is important to acknowledge the positive changes that we are seeing in the Asia-Pacific region regarding the legal and policy environment for HIV and to continue…  


Three Ways the Private Sector Can Advance LGBTI Rights and Inclusion

The private sector is the bedrock of the modern global economy. So, when businesses take a firm stand on human rights and go beyond just lip service, people sit up and take notice.  


Joint UNDP-ILO report compares work and life conditions of regular and irregular migrant workers

Regular labour migration links to more benefits for migrant workers and their families than irregular migration according to a new UNDP/ILO report on migrant work experiences from Lao People’s…  


South-South collaboration to advance legal gender recognition and inclusion of transgender people in South Asia

Far too often transgender people are being excluded from society and facing stigma, discrimination and violence. A key step towards addressing this marginalization is for countries to enact strong…  


UN-ACT-Annual-Progess-Report-2017

This report shares progress and achievements by UN-ACT, the governments in the Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative Against Trafficking (COMMIT), civil society organizations and private sector in…  


Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2016

This report links demography with human development. It explores how periods of demographic transition come with significant opportunities, but also risks.  


Malta and UNDP join hands to advance equality of LGBTI people in Asia and the Pacific

The Ministry for European Affairs and Equality (Malta) and UNDP have signed a memorandum of understanding, formalizing their collaboration in advancing equality, human rights and social inclusion of…  


Stopping violence to reduce HIV risk and mental health issues among sexual and gender minorities in South Asia

Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transwomen face higher HIV and health risks as well as negative impacts on their mental health due to violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity and…  

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Asia and the Pacific 
Go to UNDP Global