UNDP, FAO join forces in German-funded initiative to place agriculture at centre of climate change planningSep 1, 2015Under the four-year initiative, countries will receive various types of support. UNDP will engage with countries in managing climate risk, in planning and budgeting, and help them strengthen information systems, project formulation, and coordination between government institutions. FAO will offer policy advice and technical support to ensure that climate change adaptation priorities in the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sectors are incorporated in this planning process.
Regional talks on climate change finance and sustainable development, in JakartaSep 1, 2015The Regional Forum on Climate Change Finance and Sustainable Development kicked off Tuesday in Jakarta with speeches from Indonesia’s Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Haoliang Xu, as well as HE Johanna Brismar Skoog, Ambassador of Sweden for Indonesia and the United Kingdom Ambassador for Indonesia ASEAN, and Timor Leste HE Moazzam Malik.
The IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge calls for enterprises to build peace through both business and social impactAug 27, 2015UNDP, N-Peace Network and Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) launched the first IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge in Afghanistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines encouraging Impact Enterprises (IEs) to show how they are building peace through market-based solutions for development challenges.
Global Strategy Forum in Macau, China Seeks to Remove Gaps Between Rich and Poor by 2030Aug 26, 2015A High-level Multi-stakeholders Strategy Forum on South-South cooperation for sustainable development got off to a strong start Tuesday, with more than 200 delegates, from 50+ countries. The two-day Forum began with an opening ceremony featuring distinguished and powerful champions of South-South cooperation.
Pacific journalists learn about UNCAC at combating corruption workshopAug 18, 2015Over 30 journalists from Fiji, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu recently participated in a two-day workshop on the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) Awareness Training for Pacific Media in Tonga.
New protection committees to address needs of vulnerable groupsAug 13, 2015Tonga is working to enhance the protection of vulnerable community members in Ha’apai with new Community Protection Committees.
[Video] Go Purple to Support LGBTI Youth for International Youth DayAug 5, 2015BANGKOK, 5 AUGUST– Far too many of this region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth experience dread walking through their schools’ doors, knowing that taunting, exclusion and even violence may await.
US$17 million to fight HIV,TB and malaria in the Pacific regionAug 4, 2015Two new agreements reached in the Pacific by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) are set to provide a major boost in the fight against the three diseases in the region.
Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in SeptemberAug 2, 2015New York—The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement today on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York.
Vanuatu leads Knowledge Hub exchange between Pacific countries Jul 31, 2015Tanoliu community in the North West Area Council of Shefa Province is attracting Pacific-wide interest in its new Knowledge Hub demonstration crop for farmers to share skills and ideas.
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