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My solo ride on the subway

Public transit is often where women, and men, are harassed or assaulted for the first time. Susie Marie from UNDP Asia Pacific's Gender Team considers how we might make public spaces more inclusive.  


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…  


Tencent-UNDP partner to launch Connecting Cities to Solutions

The United Nations Development Programme will partner with Chinese tech-giant Tencent in a new initiative, Connecting Cities to Solutions that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship to address…  


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,…  


ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium on Localising the SDGs and Realising Poverty Eradication

Building on two previous symposiums, the ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium on Localising the SDGs and Realising Poverty Eradication will promote implementation of the SDGs in ASEAN in the context of…  


Crunching Big Data to Save Lives

If we are to save lives and prevent huge damage to economies, it is critical to identify the most vulnerable populations and communities. This is where data is vital. Information about Asia Pacific’s…  


Tsunami education vital to saving lives in Myanmar schools

“It was on December 26, 2004, when my friends heard a loud roar from the sea. Intrigued by the sound, they ran to the beach. When they saw a massive wave rushing towards them, it was too late."  

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