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  • UNDP, Baoshang Bank to foster entrepreneurship and innovation among youth Sep 29, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the China- based Baoshang Bank today announced a new partnership to fund and nurture entrepreneurship and innovation among youth in Asia and the Pacific.

  • Haoliang Xu: Speech at the CSR Asia Summit 2016 Sep 27, 2016

    Achieving the SDGs is a historic undertaking. According to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), between $3.3 trillion and $4.5 trillion a year in government spending, private investments and aid will be needed to meet the targets.

  • Haoliang Xu: Keynote Address at the Symposium on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ‘Leave No One Behind’ Sep 22, 2016

    The main purpose of the Symposium is to bring together key government officials, leading think tanks, development practitioners and partners from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and knowledge on how to move forward effectively in the ASEAN region to address the twin principles and challenges of ‘Leaving No One Behind’ (2030 Agenda) and ‘People-Centered’ development (Vision 2025).

  • UNDP and China to Cooperate on Belt and Road Initiative Sep 20, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the People’s Republic of China signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly during Premier Li Keqiang’s visit.

  • Bangladesh public service innovations earn global plaudits Sep 20, 2016

    The Bangladesh government’s success in transforming the country’s public services through innovation and technology, earned global plaudits this week during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

  • After global search, film star Michelle Yeoh announces names of UNDP’s youngest and cutest ambassadors – a pair of panda cubs Sep 19, 2016

    The competition to name the pandas saw thousands of people enter from 116 different countries. It was held in association with dozens of zoos around the world, many of which have their own pandas, including Toronto Zoo in Canada, Chiang Mai Zoo in Thailand, Adventure World and Ueno Zoo in Japan, Zoo Atlanta in the US, Edinburgh Zoo in the UK, and Adelaide Zoo in Australia.

  • UNDP and HIFC sign a MOU to promote social impact investing Sep 9, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Haifu International Finance Holding Group Limited (HIFC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), in New York today. The agreement is the first under the new United Nations Social Impact Fund (UNSIF) which aims to create partnerships between participating UN agencies and impact investors to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • UNDP Innovates to Meet Growing Aspirations in Asia and the Pacific Sep 8, 2016

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has leveraged low-cost innovations, knowledge exchanges between countries in the region, and emerging technologies, to provide new opportunities to some of the most marginalized communities in the Asia-Pacific region, says its 2015-16 Results Report.

  • UNDP and Global Initiatives to co-organise Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development 2016 Aug 26, 2016

    We are delighted to announce that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be working together with Global Initiatives, as co-organisers for the 5th annual Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, held once again at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 22 - 24 November 2016.

  • Unlocking youth potential, planning for the coming era of ageing, are key to sustainable future for Asia-Pacific Aug 16, 2016

    Demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has never seen say experts, with some countries in the region headed into an era of ageing even as others experience a peak in working age populations.
 Asia and the Pacific’s next wave of human development gains – as measured by social and economic indicators – will require countries in the region to account for shifting population trends in their national planning, and tackle the gender divide that continues to hold back progress.