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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.…  


On the Eve of International Women’s Day, UNDP Appoints New Goodwill Ambassador to Fight Inequality: Top Chef Star Padma Lakshmi

UNDP's newest Goodwill Ambassador Padma Lakshmi will focus on fighting inequality, discrimination and empowering the disenfranchised.  


Gender Equality Dispatch – Issue 3 - March 2019

In this newsletter you will find four original articles from Country Offices featuring Pakistan, the Solomon Islands, Cambodia and Bangladesh, a photo-story on unpaid care and domestic work,  


International Women’s Day

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner's Statement on International Women’s Day - 8 March 2019. Theme: ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change’  


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…  


A woman’s place is in the home…? How design thinking can challenge entrenched social attitudes

With this year's International Women's Day theme as "Think equal, build smart, and innovate for change", we're asking ourselves: how can we break down bad behaviours for the better, faster?  


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.  


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.  


3 Ways Businesses Can Respect Human Rights

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

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