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.
UNDP Committed to Helping Governments Meet SDGs TargetsMay 15, 2016Countries in the Asia Pacific region and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) are joining together this week to try to design, finance, and implement innovative solutions, to faster achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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- From shorter bus queues to safer cities for women and girls, citizens across Asia are leveraging the power of the crowd for public needs. GovInsider writes about the four winners stood out of the Big Ideas Competition for Sustainable Cities and Urban Communities. The competition was launched in May through a partnership between ASEAN, Pulse Lab Jakarta, the Government of the Republic of Korea and UNDP Asia and the Pacific. https://govinsider.asia/digital-gov/four-crowd-sourcing-projects-for-public-service/ 21 July AT 03:01 AM
- Six out of every ten young people in the world today are living in Asia and the Pacific, roughly numbering 700 million in 2014. Countries that invest in young people to ensure their participation in economic and civic life today, will have an opportunity to reap unprecedented social and economic gains in the coming decades, say experts. Read more about how #jobs and social inclusion for #youth remain drivers for a better future in our region. #YouthSkillsDay http://on.undp.org/e3C 15 July AT 10:30 AM
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