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"Promoting a Fair Business Environment in ASEAN" project's First Private Sector Advisory Group Meeting

To help guide the project's efforts, UNDP has invited corporate governance and sustainability experts to join the “Private Sector Advisory Group” (PSAG) to advise its engagement in the area of…  

Fair Business Environment Lab

To develop innovative solutions for business integrity and sustainable development, UNDP organized a one-day “Fair Business Environment Lab” on 10 June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. This Lab was the…  

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…  

Expediting the implementation of basic education in Philippines

Government of Philippines partner with UNDP to expedite implementation of the K-12 Education Programme to help reduce capacity gaps and ensure the timely delivery of ICT equipment and services for…  

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.…  

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?  

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…  

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.  

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