Legal environments affecting the HIV response in South-East Asia: New reportJun 29, 2015Bangkok – A regional review of laws in South-East Asia examines the legal environments affecting HIV responses among people living with HIV, sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people, people who inject drugs, young people and migrants.
New report sheds light on health challenges of migrants in South-East AsiaJun 23, 2015Bangkok – South-East Asia’s migrant workers often face immense hardship throughout their migration experience, such as stigma and discrimination, exploitative working conditions, social exclusion and, critically, a lack of access to health services, says a new report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
UNDP Asia-Pacific chief arrives in Kathmandu to take part in conference on rebuilding NepalJun 22, 2015Haoliang Xu, a UN Assistant Secretary-General and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific arrived in Kathmandu today on a four-day visit, which includes his participation in the International Donors ‘Conference to support Nepal’s post-disaster reconstruction efforts.
Asia-Pacific countries stand united against homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools Jun 19, 2015Asia-Pacific countries have committed to taking steps to address homophobic and transphobic bullying in their schools during a three-day regional consultation organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Asia-Pacific regional offices.
Food crops being sent to remote islands hit by Tropical Cyclone PamJun 2, 2015Fast-growing vegetable seeds are being sent to some of the most remote parts of the Solomon Islands, which were badly hit by Tropical Cyclone Pam.
Beyond the MDGs: Technology, finance and statistics to unlock sustainable development in Asia and the PacificMay 28, 2015Asia and the Pacific has led the world in the drive to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with the proportion of people living on less than $1.25 per day projected to fall from 53 percent in 1990, to 12 percent by the end of the year.
'Pole to Paris’ cyclist on Indonesia leg of epic journey to UN climate change conferenceMay 27, 2015British scientist Daniel Price has kicked off the Indonesian leg of his bicycle tour to raise global awareness on climate change. His Pole to Paris campaign takes him from the Antarctic to Paris, the site of the United Nations Climate Change Conference later this year.
Construction companies share expertise to keep communities safe from disastersMay 18, 2015Private construction companies in Tonga are working alongside communities on ’Eua Island to construct buildings resilient against disasters.
Stakeholders launch Pacific-focused peacebuilding resourcesMay 18, 2015A collection of peacebuilding resources based on experiences from the Pacific was launched today in Suva, contributing to the growing body of documentation of peacebuilding practices in the Pacific region.
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- UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon Julie Bishop met in Auckland yesterday to discuss the role of development actors like UNDP in disaster preparedness, prevention, and risk reduction activities. They also discussed the importance of planning for recovery during the humanitarian phase of response to a disaster, as evident during the recent experience of Tropical Cyclone Pam. Wednesday AT 06:05 PM
- It’s coronation week in Tonga and to get the most out of the festivities, an information booth on the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP) has been set up, thanks to support of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). The booth display is a result of the partnership between the PRRP, Live and Learn Environmental Education (LLEE) and Mainstreaming of Rural Development Innovation (MORDI) Tonga. The team also used this opportunity to showcase development plans for the youth, women and men. Here are a few images from the event. Coronation week ends on Thursday 8 July. All photos are courtesy of Mr. Sione Vaka. 01 July AT 02:05 AM
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