UNDP in Asia and the Pacific Appoints World’s First Non-Human Innovation Champion
Nov 22, 2017
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 designed by Hanson Robotics.
The Secretary-General -- Message to the Responsible Business Forum
Nov 21, 2017
I encourage all members of the Responsible Business Forum to play a full part. I call on you to deliberate on challenges and opportunities, to build partnerships to work collectively, and to come up with innovative solutions.
Launched: Publication on financing the Sustainable Development Goals in ASEAN
Nov 17, 2017
ASEAN, together with PR China and UNDP, launched a publication on financing the Sustainable Development Goals in ASEAN at the ASEAN Secretariat today.
Revisiting the Jakarta Principles: Strengthening Anti-Corruption Agencies' Independence and Effectiveness
Nov 17, 2017
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) of the Republic of Indonesia, Transparency International (TI), UNDP, and UNODC organised an event on strengthening anti-corruption agencies' independence and effectiveness at the United Nations Convention against Corruption Conference of States Parties in Vienna.
Businesses and States in ASEAN Discuss the Responsibility to Respect Human Rights
Nov 15, 2017
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 and Human Rights.
Highly Vulnerable Karachi Schools Conduct Tsunami Evacuation Drills
Nov 7, 2017
Students, government officials, civil society organizations and UN agencies came together today to commemorate World Tsunami Day by holding a tsunami school evacuation drill and cleaning the shoreline near their settlements.
Disaster Preparedness Education through Folk Games
Nov 4, 2017
On the occasion of World Tsunami Awareness Day, traditional games were organized around the Hoa Kiem Lake at the heart of Ha Noi city, to raise awareness on the risks of tsunamis and disaster prevention measures.
More Schools in Samoa Ready to Conduct Safety Drills
Nov 3, 2017
A tsunami evacuation drill in the newly built Savaia Primary School in Samoa mobilized 170 students, teachers, and members of school board. It was organized on the occasion of the World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017 and the Samoan National Environment Week.
School Drills Ensure that Most Vulnerable Groups are Prepared
Nov 1, 2017
By Sanny Jegillos, Team Leader, UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia and the Pacific at opening ceremony of school tsunami drills campaign in Indonesia.
Samoa is ready to IMPRESS with launch of large-scale renewable energy project
Oct 31, 2017
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 (dubbed “IMPRESS” - “Improving the Performance and Reliability of Renewable Energy Power System in Samoa”) to enhance sustainable and cost-effective energy production in the Small Island Developing State.