Unlocking youth potential, planning for the coming era of ageing, are key to sustainable future for Asia-PacificAug 16, 2016Demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has never seen say experts, with some countries in the region headed into an era of ageing even as others experience a peak in working age populations. Asia and the Pacific’s next wave of human development gains – as measured by social and economic indicators – will require countries in the region to account for shifting population trends in their national planning, and tackle the gender divide that continues to hold back progress.
Top 'open government' initiatives from Asia Pacific showcased at regional dialogueJul 27, 2016More than 100 civil society groups, civil servants and champions of open governance gathered at a dialogue in Manila last week to explore possibilities of how countries in Asia and the Pacific can learn from each other in ensuring transparent and efficient public services for their citizens.
From shorter bus queues to safer cities for women and girls, winners of the Big Ideas Competition announcedJul 18, 2016Winners of the Big Ideas Competition are out and they include a diverse set of solutions all using Big Data for public service, from shorter queues for public transport to safer public spaces for women and girls.
Nicholas Rosellini: Speech On the occasion of the Special Event designating the Thailand Institute of Justice as an Institute of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme NetworkJun 29, 2016I am delighted to be able to take this opportunity to congratulate the Thailand Institute of Justice on its designation as an Institute of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network.
Youth network gives voice to development aspirations in Asia and the PacificJun 17, 2016Youth community leaders from over 10 countries in Asia and the Pacific announced, on Friday, a new network that will empower young people in the region to effectively engage with the Sustainable Development Goals, in partnership with UNDP and United Nations Volunteers.
The Lancet: Transgender rights are critical for the health and well-being of transgender people in Asia and the PacificJun 17, 2016Transgender rights received unprecedented recognition in Asia and across the world in 2015. However, a new Series published in The Lancet today reveals that public recognition has yet to translate into a concerted effort to support and improve the health and lives of transgender people.
UNDP, city of Seoul announce new innovation partnership to tackle challenges of Asia’s rapidly growing citiesJun 9, 2016The initiative, known as the City-I-LEAPS will facilitate City Innovation through Learning, Exchanging, Adapting, Prototyping and Scaling will go beyond the traditional transfer of knowledge by helping cities use design thinking, and concepts such as reverse engineering to design, adapt, and prototype services specific for the public sector.
China’s e-waste recycling app goes globalJun 2, 2016Participants from over 13 countries have come together to learn from China’s experience in managing the mounting e-waste recycling challenge, and be inspired by China’s e-waste management systems, practices, disposal and treatment technologies and how these can be applied and replicated throughout the world.
Film star Michelle Yeoh kicks off UNDP’s panda cub-naming competition to promote Global GoalsMay 31, 2016Award-winning global movie star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh has teamed up with UNDP’s first-ever Animal Ambassadors, two panda cubs, to kick off the Pandas for the Global Goals campaign. The highlight of the initiative is a worldwide competition with a once-in-a-lifetime prize: the opportunity to name the two rare baby pandas.
UNDP and Islamic Development Bank Sign Partnership to Support the Sustainable Development GoalsMay 18, 2016UNDP and IDBG will collaborate on shared priority areas such as crisis response and recovery, peacebuilding, poverty reduction, youth employment, innovation, disaster risk reduction, climate change, sustainable energy, capacity development, and knowledge sharing.
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