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.
‘The Future is Not What it Used to Be’: Preparing Public Administration in Big Ocean States for a New Era of Uncertainty
Feb 8, 2017
On 8 February 2017 the UNDP’s Global Centre for Public Service Excellence (GCPSE) hosted one Head of State (the President of Nauru, Baron Waqa), three Heads of Government (the Prime Ministers of Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga), Foreign Ministers from the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu), Minister of Natural Resources from Niue, Minister of Home Affairs from Tuvalu, Minister of State for Timor-Leste, Minister of Finance of Palau. Important officials, such as Chairman of Niue Public Service Commission, Permanent Secretary of Civil Service in Fiji also attended.
Public health experts call for inclusive responses to achieve the SDGs
Feb 7, 2017
Public health responses that are inclusive of all segments of society, particularly the most vulnerable populations, are crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This was one of the key messages coming out of the 2017 Prince Mahidol Award Conference, a global public health gathering held from 29 January - 3 February 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
MEDIA ADVISORY: UNDP's Women, Peace and Security Exhibition to feature winners of 2016 N-Peace Awards
Jan 18, 2017
The N-Peace Awards were first launched in 2011 to recognize and profile women and men leaders and peacebuilders creating change at the grassroots to national levels in Asia.
UN Development Programme Panda Champions for Global Goals Inaugurated
Jan 9, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today honoured 17 ‘Panda Champions for the Global Goals’ at a ceremony to appoint them as advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) around the world.