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A Business Practice Worth Spreading

On our visit to Interface, we were introduced to the company’s seven steps for operating a sustainable business, which include: waste management, carbon emission reduction, social development, and…  


UNDP and supporters celebrate the peacebuilding achievements of 11 N-Peace Award 2017 winners

Eleven gender equality advocates, women leaders, and champions for peacebuilding will be recognised for their achievements at the annual N-Peace Awards Gala hosted by the United Nations Development…  


New Year, new approach, new UNDP

UNDP is starting 2018 with a fresh focus and vision. This approach is laid out in the new Strategic Plan, which takes effect on January 1st and is the blueprint for the evolution of its work over the…  


Businesses and States in ASEAN Discuss the Responsibility to Respect Human Rights

Chair of the UN Working Group on business and human rights, Dr. Surya Deva, spoke to assembled delegates at the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) training event on Business…  


UNDP in Asia and the Pacific Appoints World’s First Non-Human Innovation Champion

Singapore, 22 November – In a bold and breakthrough announcement today, the UN Development Programme appointed its first-ever Innovation Champion and the first-ever non-human – Sophia the robot…  


Launched: Publication on financing the Sustainable Development Goals in ASEAN

ASEAN, together with PR China and UNDP, launched a publication on financing the Sustainable Development Goals in ASEAN at the ASEAN Secretariat today.  


Seeing the Forest Through the Trees, and the Trees Through the Forest

One of the most memorable pieces of art I’ve seen in the last year or two was a photo mosaic of a cityscape.  


How the Informal Economy Can Help Achieve Sustainable Cities in ASEAN

As long as policy-makers still see informal economies in ASEAN cities as hindrance to development, and not crucial drivers of Sustainable Cities, how can they come up with innovative policies that…  


Youth Must Be Heard

Across the Solomon Islands, youth say they feel disadvantaged, disempowered, and many suffer from low esteem. While they have the passion and the ideas to make a difference, they at times feel blocked…  


Samoa is ready to IMPRESS with launch of large-scale renewable energy project

As officials gather in Bonn for the annual COP climate talks, the Government of Samoa and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today officially launched a multi-million dollar project…  

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