Unified action needed to ensure the world is safe from emerging infectious diseases
Feb 5, 2018
Emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance threaten global health security and economic and social well-being. Enhanced partnerships that cut across sectors, building stronger health systems and improving preparedness are key to countering these threats, heard participants at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference last week in Bangkok.
UNDP, Nepal Government partner up on five-year scheme to boost farmers’ incomes through Cooperatives
Feb 2, 2018
The Government of Nepal and UNDP today signed an agreement to implement the “Cooperative Market Development Programme” which aims to establish and operationalize cooperative market chain of fruits and vegetables to increase farmers’ income and other livelihood opportunities.
Myanmar Hosts First Tsunami Drills in Schools
Jan 29, 2018
School evacuation drills in the outskirts of Yangon mobilized more than 300 students, teachers and principals to participate in tsunami education activities and assess the schools’ emergency preparedness.
Drills for Tsunami Preparedness
Jan 12, 2018
Five schools in Phang Nga province in Thailand mobilized 1,717 students and teachers and tested schools’ readiness to respond to natural disasters.
China partners with UNDP to provide Post-Disaster Recovery Assistance to South Asia
Dec 10, 2017
To assist South Asia with post disaster response due to the recent flooding and population displacements in the region, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China has partnered with the United Nations Development programme (UNDP), to provide US $12 million to support early recovery efforts in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal.
The Secretary-General -- Message to the Responsible Business Forum
Nov 21, 2017
I encourage all members of the Responsible Business Forum to play a full part. I call on you to deliberate on challenges and opportunities, to build partnerships to work collectively, and to come up with innovative solutions.
School and Children at the Centre of Disaster Risk Reduction
Sep 20, 2017
The first ever campaign on tsunami awareness and disaster prevention in schools in was launched today in Cau Giay High school in Hanoi, Vietnam. The campaign “Schools of Son Tinh” targets school children through education programmes, tsunami and disasters drills, and awareness raising activities in selected schools across Viet Nam. It is being conducted by the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and the United Nations Development Programme, with support from the Government of Japan.
UNDP, ASEAN, call for more robust financing of Sustainable Development Goals
Aug 22, 2017
The ASEAN region will have to overcome critical challenges rooted in poverty and environmental stress in the coming decades, if it is to attain the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and realise its own ASEAN Community Vision 2025.
“Eradicate Poverty and Promote Prosperity” side event at the 2017 High-level Political Forum
Jul 17, 2017
The Afghanistan Mission to the United Nations and the Ministry of Economy of Afghanistan organized a side event on 17 July in New York, on the sidelines of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum.
Asia-Pacific Policymakers Highlight Initiatives for a Sustainable Future
Jul 17, 2017
Countries share early experiences in advancing SDG agenda on the first day of the Ministerial Segment at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development,