10 years on from landmark human rights principles, LGBTI and human rights experts reflect on progress, setbacks
Apr 26, 2017
On the anniversary of the murder of two LGBTI activists by extremists in Bangladesh, participants at a global Conference on the Yogyakarta Principles on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity reaffirmed that the Principles remain as relevant today as when they were released 10 years ago.
- UN Development Programme Releases VR Film Ground Beneath Her, a Window into the Continuing Devastation of Nepal’s 2015 Earthquake Apr 25, 2017
Announcing the official Call for Nominations for the 2017 N-Peace Awards
Apr 2, 2017
Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their work on peace or conflict-prevention in their community?
Increasing equality, managing rural urban transitions, and investing in sustainable infrastructure are keys to unlocking prosperity in Asia-Pacific
Mar 29, 2017
Some 400 million people in Asia and the Pacific still confront poverty as part of their daily lives due to widening income inequality, despite the region’s impressive gains in reducing income poverty in recent decades, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in a forum in Bangkok, Thailand.
Exclusion and inequality lead to uneven development across Asia and the Pacific
Mar 21, 2017
Disparate progress in South and East Asia and the Pacific due to discrimination towards women, ethnic minorities and populations in remote areas, says UNDP Report.
UN Development Programme, Tohoku University, and Fujitsu Start Joint Project to Reduce Damages due to Disasters
Mar 20, 2017
Three-way partnership set to contribute to disaster risk reduction around the world by building a new infrastructure for data storage, sharing and analysis
UNDP and Sweden to Strengthen Climate Change Finance and Gender Equality in Asia Pacific
Mar 16, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Embassy of Sweden today signed a 90 million Krona (approx. US$10 million) partnership to strengthen the governance of climate change finance and budgeting in Asia and the Pacific.
Helen Clark: Speech at the Opening Session of the 2017 Regional Management Meeting for UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Asia-Pacific
Mar 9, 2017
The world’s ‘centre of economic gravity’ has shifted towards Asia and the Pacific. The region’s tremendous GDP growth, over 7.5 per cent per annum on average over the period 1990-2015, has transformed economies and people’s lives. Except for just three countries, the region is now comprised of either middle or high-income countries. Asia-Pacific’s share of global GDP is now over thirty per cent, and is expected to rise to 55 per cent by 2050.
Joint UN Mission supports Bhutan efforts to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases
Feb 17, 2017
Reducing harmful alcohol use, and improving diet and nutrition in Bhutan were among key areas focused on by the first joint mission to the country by the United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
Haoliang Xu: Speech on "The Changing Role of UNDP in Asia-Pacific" at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs
Feb 16, 2017
As the global development architecture continues to change, UNDP is evolving from a donor into an advisor and development service provider.