Unified action needed to ensure the world is safe from emerging infectious diseases
Feb 5, 2018
Emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance threaten global health security and economic and social well-being. Enhanced partnerships that cut across sectors, building stronger health systems and improving preparedness are key to countering these threats, heard participants at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference last week in Bangkok.
UNDP, Nepal Government partner up on five-year scheme to boost farmers’ incomes through Cooperatives
Feb 2, 2018
The Government of Nepal and UNDP today signed an agreement to implement the “Cooperative Market Development Programme” which aims to establish and operationalize cooperative market chain of fruits and vegetables to increase farmers’ income and other livelihood opportunities.
Gender Equality Photography Competition 2018
Jan 29, 2018
The UNDP Asia Pacific Gender Equality team are launching a new photography competition to promote International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2018.
Myanmar Hosts First Tsunami Drills in Schools
Jan 29, 2018
School evacuation drills in the outskirts of Yangon mobilized more than 300 students, teachers and principals to participate in tsunami education activities and assess the schools’ emergency preparedness.
- Roof repairs begin in Barbuda with US$2million support from China Aid Jan 26, 2018
Disaster Prevention Education in Vietnam More Vital than Ever
Jan 19, 2018
19 January 2018 – Nearly 1,100 students in Truong Van Ly secondary school in Ninh Thuan province in Vietnam practiced a safe evacuation drill today, to prepare for emergencies.
Drills for Tsunami Preparedness
Jan 12, 2018
Five schools in Phang Nga province in Thailand mobilized 1,717 students and teachers and tested schools’ readiness to respond to natural disasters.
UNDP and supporters celebrate the peacebuilding achievements of 11 N-Peace Award 2017 winners
Jan 8, 2018
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 Programme.
Energizing sustainable development: new publication highlights the role of energy in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and mitigating climate change
Dec 12, 2017
As UN agencies gather under the banner of Climate Week in Bangkok, the UN Development Programme has launched a new publication connecting the dots between energy, poverty, and climate change action.
China partners with UNDP to provide Post-Disaster Recovery Assistance to South Asia
Dec 10, 2017
To assist South Asia with post disaster response due to the recent flooding and population displacements in the region, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China has partnered with the United Nations Development programme (UNDP), to provide US $12 million to support early recovery efforts in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal.