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.
UNDP Continues Global Discussions On Implementation Of National Climate Plans With Dialogue In The Pacific Islands
Dec 6, 2016
The dialogue, which is co-organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, and the UNDP/UNEP Global Support Programme (GSP) for National Communications and Biennial Update Reports funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), will convene government representatives from the Pacific region and international organizations involved in NDC implementation planning.
Young advocates join UN agencies to make ‘Case for Space’ in Asia-Pacific
Dec 2, 2016
Young people continue to face marginalization and discrimination in speaking out on national issues that affect them and their future and want to be treated as equal partners at the decision-making table, a joint statement released at the end of a three-day youth forum in Thailand noted.
Asia-Pacific countries eye domestic revenues for development in complex financial landscape: Report
Nov 30, 2016
An ever greater share of development financing in Asia and the Pacific is being raised by governments in the form of domestic revenues, as foreign assistance better known as ODA continues to decline, a new report published by the by the Asia-Pacific Development Effectiveness Facility (AP-DEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) revealed on Wednesday.
Asia-Pacific youth forum opens with calls for stronger voice and participation
Nov 30, 2016
The three-day forum is jointly hosted by UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNESCAP, Forum Asia and Restless Development, will feature sessions that map the landscape for key youth actors in the region, and will examine how youth can play a stronger role to help the region attain the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.