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03 May 2015
n the hours following the Nepal earthquake, Bharat Man Shrestha had little time to focus on his own fears. His parents in the village of Chautara, three hours from Kathmandu, were on the phone begging him to come home. Most of the houses in the village, including his parent’s home, had collapsed. One of his aunts was dead.
30 Apr 2015
The UN, along with a host of development partners, and the Nepali government made an appeal today for financial aid to provide urgent relief for people affected by the earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday morning.
29 Apr 2015
UNDP Associate Administrator concludes visit to Indonesia, says country’s forests are critical ‘for the whole world’
UNDP Associate Administrator Ms. Gina Casar has concluded her three-day visit to Indonesia where she stressed the country’s pivotal role in addressing the global development agenda and climate change challenges.
29 Apr 2015
In the chaos of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal, whose epicenter was in the rural Gorkha district, small Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) are believed to have played a pivotal role in responding to the disaster.
28 Apr 2015
N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia working on the advancement of women and peace issues. The network is coordinated by UNDP’s Bangkok Regional Hub and supports women's leadership for conflict prevention, recovery, peacebuilding and more.
26 Apr 2015
Even as the UN Development Programme strives to support the Government of Nepal in assessing and responding to the damage caused by the earthquake, there is no question about the widespread loss of life and damage to infrastructure across the country, including in the capital Kathmandu.
23 Apr 2015
The 2015 second issue of the newsletter covers events and activities across the region on macroeconomics issues from a gender perspective. Download a copy to read about: government statisticians agreed on a regional core set of gender indicators; expert panel discussion ‘From Gender Statistics to Gender Equality Policy’ and more…
19 Apr 2015
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) film Saving our Tuna won the prestigious Gold Remi Award in the documentary category last weekend, at the 48th Annual Worldfest International Film Festival, the oldest independent film festival in the world.
16 Apr 2015
Government of Samoa and UNDP initiate activities for a “whole-of-government” response to climate change
Representatives from all line ministries of Samoa, civil society organizations and development partners participated in an all-stakeholder meeting to officially launch a new initiative aimed to address climate change in all economic sectors of Samoa.
14 Apr 2015
Almost one month after Cyclone Pam came through the archipelago of Vanuatu, the Government-‐led response is in urgent need of funding to continue basic humanitarian relief efforts such as food, safe drinking water and shelter.
12 Apr 2015
Indonesia launches a platform for philanthropic partnerships to combat poverty and promote sustainable development
he top players of the philanthropic world in Indonesia gathered on Monday to discuss actions to combat poverty and promote sustainable development goals with the United Nations and the Government of Indonesia. Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Puan Maharani opened the “Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy” gathering in Jakarta.
08 Apr 2015
A landmark regional dialogue convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bangkok in February 2015 provided a unique platform for advancing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. Now you can watch in full the five opening speeches at the three-day Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Human Rights and Health in Asia-Pacific.
07 Apr 2015
An East-Asia Sub-Regional Cluster Meeting in Bangkok 1-2 April 2015 brought together RCs/RRs from the sub-region for a peer-to-peer exchange on topics of common interest.
07 Apr 2015
Women, people with disabilities, the elderly, children, and other vulnerable groups will be priority considerations in Tonga’s future climate and disaster risk actions.
04 Apr 2015
Mr. Haoliang Xu, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Chair, United Nations Development Group Asia-Pacific and UNDP Assistant Administrator & Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific arrived in the island this evening for a six day visit.
30 Mar 2015
Tropical Cyclone Pam swept through the archipelago of Vanuatu on 13 March 2015, wiping out homes and infrastructure, destroying the electricity network and razing crops in the mainly agricultural country. The Humanitarian Coordinator for Vanuatu, Ms Osnat Lubrani, visited Tafea Province on Saturday to see the effect of the cyclone on a vulnerable population.
27 Mar 2015
Remote island communities in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands will be better prepared to have food supplies in times of disaster, even if their crops are destroyed.
25 Mar 2015
Stronger together: A look back at the Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Human Rights and Health in Asia-Pacific
Some 200 participants from over 30 countries gathered for the #BeingLGBTI in Asia Regional Dialogue on #LGBTI Human Rights and Health in Asia-Pacific, including civil society, people living with disabilities, government and human rights experts, the private sector, and development partners. The three-day Dialogue was held at the UN Conference Centre, Bangkok, 25-27 February 2015.
24 Mar 2015
A new global disaster risk governance study has identified the Pacific as a priority area.
24 Mar 2015
The Vanuatu government, along with the UN and other development partners, launched a Flash Appeal today for financial aid to help people and communities devastated by Cyclone Pam.