Asia-Pacific leaders support ESCAP-ADB-UNDP partnership to achieve 2030 Agenda for sustainable developmentSep 30, 2015Implementation of the newly agreed 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, inclusive of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will be supported in Asia and the Pacific by a renewed partnership forged on Tuesday by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), on the sidelines of the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Smartphone app to turn e-trash into hard cash in China is among winning innovations at global Solutions SummitSep 29, 2015A smartphone app in China, that earns cash for households that safely dispose of electronic waste, is among 14 winning innovations showcased at the global Solutions Summit held in New York on September 27th.
Enshrining the rights of sexual and gender minorities in the Constitution of NepalSep 28, 2015Kathmandu - In a historic victory for Nepal’s sexual and gender minorities, the country’s new Constitution explicitly protects them against discrimination. The progressive inclusion of these protections was secured thanks in large part to the coordinated advocacy efforts of civil society groups such as Blue Diamond Society, whose work is supported by the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
Three UNDP apps for social good get the nod for upcoming Solutions SummitSep 25, 2015The United Nations Development Programme in Asia and the Pacific has nominated three innovations from China, the Maldives and Papua New Guinea, to be in the race for recognition at the global Solutions Summit that begins in New York Sunday, September 27.
Haoliang Xu : Remarks at meeting on contribution to UNDP from Russian Federation towards recovery and rebuilding of Vanuatu after Cyclone PamSep 18, 2015We are meeting to present an agreement for a US$500,000 contribution from the Russian Federation to the recovery of Vanuatu after the devastating Cyclone Pam. UNDP welcomes this agreement. The contribution represents an important assistance to livelihoods recovery efforts of the Government of Vanuatu which is supported by UNDP. This generous contribution will be used by UNDP and its partners to further build on the results already achieved.
Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark 2015 International Day of Democracy ‘Space for Civil Society’ Sep 15, 2015At the heart of the idea of democracy is the notion that people’s engagement in public life is fundamentally a force for good which leads to the betterment of society. This engagement takes place through electoral processes, political party membership, and representation in political offices, as well as in independent spaces outside formal institutions.
Reforms and technology pave new pathways to citizens’ scrutiny of justice sector Sep 9, 2015Local communities around the world are finding allies in judicial reforms and new technologies in fighting for the rule of law, a graft-free justice sector, and fair and equal access to the justice process.
UNDP, FAO join forces in German-funded initiative to place agriculture at centre of climate change planningSep 1, 2015Under the four-year initiative, countries will receive various types of support. UNDP will engage with countries in managing climate risk, in planning and budgeting, and help them strengthen information systems, project formulation, and coordination between government institutions. FAO will offer policy advice and technical support to ensure that climate change adaptation priorities in the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sectors are incorporated in this planning process.
Regional talks on climate change finance and sustainable development, in JakartaSep 1, 2015The Regional Forum on Climate Change Finance and Sustainable Development kicked off Tuesday in Jakarta with speeches from Indonesia’s Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Haoliang Xu, as well as HE Johanna Brismar Skoog, Ambassador of Sweden for Indonesia and the United Kingdom Ambassador for Indonesia ASEAN, and Timor Leste HE Moazzam Malik.
The IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge calls for enterprises to build peace through both business and social impactAug 27, 2015UNDP, N-Peace Network and Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) launched the first IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge in Afghanistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines encouraging Impact Enterprises (IEs) to show how they are building peace through market-based solutions for development challenges.
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