Articles
  • Statement from the United Nations in Thailand on the 2015 International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)May 13, 2015In commemoration of the 2015 International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 17), the United Nations in Thailand recognises the important progress that has been made in Thailand in protecting the human rights and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

  • The Challenges Faced by LGBTI members Following the earthquake in Nepal May 7, 2015While the quake devastated communities across the country it has had an especially profound impact on marginalized communities such as the LGBTI. The UN Development Programme and partners have been working to ensure equal rights for LGBTI. Those programs have had some impact, but finding acceptance in Nepal’s relatively conservative society is still a challenge, and in the aftermath of the quake those challenges have been accentuated.

  • Nepal's 'emergency centres' pay off for real time updates, coordinationApr 29, 2015In 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.

  • N-Peace Awards 2015: Nominations openApr 28, 2015N-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.

  • UNDP supporting emergency response in wake of devastating Nepal earthquakeApr 26, 2015Even 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.

  • Gender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - Quarterly Newsletter vol. 6 issue 2Apr 23, 2015The 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…

  • Equal rights are not special rightsApr 8, 2015A 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.

  • UNDP East-Asia Sub-Regional Cluster Meeting held in ThailandApr 7, 2015An 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.

  • Stronger together: A look back at the Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Human Rights and Health in Asia-PacificMar 25, 2015Some 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.

  • UNDP to Lead Early Recovery Efforts in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam’s Widespread DestructionMar 24, 2015The 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.