Safety Drill Prepares Solomon Islands Schools for Tsunamis
Oct 18, 2017
The first tsunami drill at schools in the Solomon Islands mobilized nearly 400 students and teachers, testing the schools’ emergency management plans and newly constructed evacuation routes.
New Evacuation Route Built for the Tonga Tsunami Drill
Oct 16, 2017
More than 300 students and teachers from the Kolomotu’a Primary School in Tonga participated in their first ever tsunami drill, part of a region-wide tsunami education and awareness program.
1,400 Students and Teachers in Samoa Participate in Tsunami Evacuation Drills
Oct 12, 2017
On the occasion of International Day for Disaster Reduction, tsunami evacuation drills in Samoa mobilised 1,400 students and teachers to test their school disaster preparedness and evacuation plans.
Around 550 Maldivian School Children take part in a week-long tsunami education programme and drill
Sep 24, 2017
Over 500 school children and nearly 100 teachers and administration staff of Gaafu Alif Atoll Education Centre in Villingili island have been undergoing an intense tsunami education and awareness programme, culminating in a tsunami evacuation drill today.
UNDP announces partnership with top universities to set development yardstick for impact investing
Sep 22, 2017
UNDP announced a partnership with nine leading universities to better leverage private investment to finance the Sustainable Development Goals.
School and Children at the Centre of Disaster Risk Reduction
Sep 20, 2017
The first ever campaign on tsunami awareness and disaster prevention in schools in was launched today in Cau Giay High school in Hanoi, Vietnam. The campaign “Schools of Son Tinh” targets school children through education programmes, tsunami and disasters drills, and awareness raising activities in selected schools across Viet Nam. It is being conducted by the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and the United Nations Development Programme, with support from the Government of Japan.
- UNDP’s first Asia-Pacific ‘impact fund’ backs affordable housing for urban migrants in Bangladesh Sep 20, 2017
Findings of a landmark human rights study on legal gender recognition for transgender people in Asia released
Sep 19, 2017
The vast majority of transgender people across the region are unable to obtain any official identification documents that reflect their gender identity. This lack of gender recognition fosters widespread social exclusion, stigma, discrimination and violence when individuals are perceived to deviate from gender norms because their gender identity and/or expression does not coincide with their sex assigned at birth.
Winter Is Coming to Thailand with the Global Goals World Cup
Aug 31, 2017
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, better known to many as Jaime Lannister on the hit series Game of Thrones, will join the Global Goals World Cup (GGWCup) as an honorary referee at NIST International School in Bangkok, home of Chelsea FC Soccer School Bangkok, on 30 September.
Hotels in Tsunami-prone Bali Sign MOU to Become Evacuation Points
Aug 26, 2017
More than 500 Indonesian elementary school children in the tourist island of Bali on took part in a major tsunami drill conducted by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Tuesday, with financial support from the Government of Japan.