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South-South collaboration to advance legal gender recognition and inclusion of transgender people in South Asia

Far too often transgender people are being excluded from society and facing stigma, discrimination and violence. A key step towards addressing this marginalization is for countries to enact strong…  


European Union and UNDP team up to address violent extremism in Southeast Asia

UNDP and the EU are to begin work on a new project that aims to address the root causes of violent extremism, and promote tolerance and respect for diversity in Southeast Asia.  


Blockchain Charity Foundation and UNDP announce partnership to explore blockchain for social good

Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced a partnership to support the application of blockchain technology for social good. BCF will…  


Malta and UNDP join hands to advance equality of LGBTI people in Asia and the Pacific

The Ministry for European Affairs and Equality (Malta) and UNDP have signed a memorandum of understanding, formalizing their collaboration in advancing equality, human rights and social inclusion of…  


Stopping violence to reduce HIV risk and mental health issues among sexual and gender minorities in South Asia

Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transwomen face higher HIV and health risks as well as negative impacts on their mental health due to violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity and…  


UNDP, Google Announce Creators for Change Fellows for Online Tolerance Video Projects in Asia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Asia and the Pacific and Google subsidiary YouTube are pleased to announce the video projects and YouTube Creators chosen to take part in the…  


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,…  


UNDP Hosts Regional Forum on Youth Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the All China Youth Federation, kicked off today in Beijing the Asia-Pacific Forum on Youth Leadership, Innovation and…  

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