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Canada to support lesbian, bisexual and trans women’s economic empowerment in the Philippines in partnership with UNDP/Being LGBTI in Asia and the Pacific

UNDP is proud to welcome Global Affairs Canada as a new partner to the Being LGBTI in Asia and the Pacific programme, with the signing of an agreement to support work on economic empowerment of…  


Special Address by UNDP Administrator - UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights

If businesses drive respect for human rights across their operations and value chains, they can induce positive changes in the lives of millions of people that are also directly linked to the 17 SDGs.…  


LGBTI Activists Call for Social and Legal Reforms on Zero Discrimination Day

In order to end discrimination and achieve broad acceptance for LGBTI people across South Asia, coordinated and strategic advocacy efforts to advance both legal and social reforms are needed, said…  


Leveraging South-South exchange for strong, resilient health systems

The Access and Delivery Partnership is expanding efforts to promote South-South exchange and learning to boost access and delivery of health technologies for tuberculosis, malaria and neglected…  


‘Whole of society’ approach needed to tackle global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases

Urgent action is needed to reduce the estimated annual 41 million deaths from noncommunicable diseases across the globe.  


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…  


UNDP and partners launch new initiative for unmet health needs

Recognizing the urgency of developing new lifesaving treatments for neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis and getting them to people in need, the Government of Japan, the UNDP-led…  


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…  


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.  

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