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24 Mar 2015
The Vanuatu government, along with the UN and other development partners, launched a Flash Appeal today for financial aid to help people and communities devastated by Cyclone Pam.
13 Mar 2015
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin Discuss Development and Humanitarian Needs in Myanmar
YANGON - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met with government officials in Nay Pyi Taw, and visited Sittwe, in Rakhine State, on a two-day visit to Myanmar this week.
12 Mar 2015
The Parliamentary Learning Centre which we are opening today was established in response to the vision of both houses of Parliament to build ‘a world class centre that enhances the capacity of MPs and staff’.
11 Mar 2015
UNDP/UNEP launch new capacity development programme for climate change negotiators from least developed countries
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) jointly launched a new global support programme today to assist Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in strategically engaging in intergovernmental climate change negotiation processes.
11 Mar 2015
Civil society organizations, key government stakeholders and technical experts, participated today in discussions on the post-2015 development agenda and the role civil society plays in meeting the objectives of this new development agenda.
09 Mar 2015
Residents of Tonga’s ’Eua Island are taking a hands-on approach to constructing world-class community projects that consider the potential impacts of climate change and disasters.
04 Mar 2015
To help the Solomon Islands Government make well-informed decisions about disaster risk management, decision-makers are receiving tailored training on how to access, use and create risk maps.
03 Mar 2015
Seven recommendations to improve the regional response to climate change have been agreed to following a meeting of Pacific Island nations in Apia, Samoa on 26-27 February. The meeting, gathering eight Pacific countries, was part of a series of Climate Vulnerable Forum workshops currently being convened though to June 2015 in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
27 Feb 2015
Bangkok – A landmark regional dialogue convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this week in Bangkok provided a unique platform for advancing rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The dialogue was supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other partners.
24 Feb 2015
Bangkok – The Embassies of Sweden and the United States to Thailand, along with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched a US$8 million regional project to help safeguard the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Southeast and East Asia, in Bangkok today.
23 Feb 2015
Young people can bring about cultural change in attitudes and behaviours towards corruption, have the vitality and perspective that needs to be heard, and the creativity and innovation that is needed to address this complex agenda.
23 Feb 2015
Three youth from the Pacific have been identified as winners of a Capturing Corruption photo contest and have won an all expenses trip to Fiji to attend the Pacific Youth Forum against Corruption, which began yesterday.
22 Feb 2015
You are all vital to the success of the fight against corruption. Young people are a large proportion of the population of Pacific Island countries. According to UNICEF and the SPC, the youth age group of 15−24 years accounts for nearly two million people, which is close to a fifth of this region’s total population.
20 Feb 2015
From gamification to design-thinking, UNDP’s Asia Pacific innovations featured at the UAE Government Summit
UNDP’s innovations to rethink ‘business as usual’ in development were among an array of new ideas showcased at a major government summit held in Dubai last week.
18 Feb 2015
New plans to build water reservoirs and provide farmers with timely information on weather patterns could benefit more than a quarter of a million people in drought-prone central Myanmar, the United Nations Development Programme said this week.
10 Feb 2015
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has wrapped up a two-day visit to Indonesia, where she met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, ministers, and Parliament Speaker Setya Novanto and senior Members of Parliament.
06 Feb 2015
A national Climate Finance and Risk Governance (CFRG) Assessment is being undertaken by Tonga’s Ministry of Finance and National Planning. The study assesses Tonga’s national plans and policies on climate change and disaster risk reduction, funding sources, expenditure and public financial management, institutional coordination, human capacity, development effectiveness, and gender and social inclusiveness.
05 Feb 2015
Transgender and hijra activists call for improved health, living conditions and enabling legal environment
Kathmandu, Nepal – Transgender people and hijra activists from South Asia called for more evidence-informed policy and laws to improve health, living conditions and overall well-being of their communities, at a consultation this week in Kathmandu.
02 Feb 2015
Bangkok, Thailand – Participants from 58 countries at a global forum on public health called for health equity to be placed at the centre of discussions on new development targets that will replace the Millennium Development Goals later this year.
29 Jan 2015
Bangkok, Thailand – Government delegates, civil society and UN partners gathered in Bangkok this week for the Asia Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS, held at the UN Conference Centre from 28 to 30 January.
Contact UNDP in Asia and the PacificCedric Monteiro, Regional Communications Adviser Phone: +66 2 304 5246
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