Unlocking youth potential, planning for the coming era of ageing, are key to sustainable future for Asia-PacificAug 16, 2016Demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has never seen say experts, with some countries in the region headed into an era of ageing even as others experience a peak in working age populations. Asia and the Pacific’s next wave of human development gains – as measured by social and economic indicators – will require countries in the region to account for shifting population trends in their national planning, and tackle the gender divide that continues to hold back progress.
Top 'open government' initiatives from Asia Pacific showcased at regional dialogueJul 27, 2016More than 100 civil society groups, civil servants and champions of open governance gathered at a dialogue in Manila last week to explore possibilities of how countries in Asia and the Pacific can learn from each other in ensuring transparent and efficient public services for their citizens.
From shorter bus queues to safer cities for women and girls, winners of the Big Ideas Competition announcedJul 18, 2016Winners of the Big Ideas Competition are out and they include a diverse set of solutions all using Big Data for public service, from shorter queues for public transport to safer public spaces for women and girls.
Youth network gives voice to development aspirations in Asia and the PacificJun 17, 2016Youth community leaders from over 10 countries in Asia and the Pacific announced, on Friday, a new network that will empower young people in the region to effectively engage with the Sustainable Development Goals, in partnership with UNDP and United Nations Volunteers.
Gender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - Quarterly Newsletter vol. 7 issue 2May 6, 2016The 2016 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 Financing for Advancement of Gender Equality, Achieving Gender Equality - Transforming Economies, call for participation, and new resources.
UNDP Asia Pacific launches #RHDR2016 Twitter ContestApr 22, 2016The UNDP Asia Pacific Bureau today announced a Twitter contest that awards the winners with an internship opportunity. This work experience is professional and academic in nature, offering insight into the substance and daily operations of the United Nations Development Programme world.
Judges should not fear public scrutiny, says Nepal Chief JusticeApr 10, 2016The judicial leadership of Nepal has expressed a commitment to continue reforms and promote accountability for safeguarding judicial integrity and achieving justice for all.
Experts call for renewed urgency to ensure access to affordable medicines in AsiaMar 18, 2016Bangkok, Thailand – Innovative multi-sectoral approaches are urgently needed to achieve equitable and sustainable access to lifesaving medicines, diagnostics and vaccines, said experts at a regional consultation this week in Bangkok.
FIJI: UNDP Provides Urgent Assistance to Address Food InsecurityMar 9, 2016As part of its rapid response to food security, UNDP provided immediate assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management and its offices in the Western Division, where 63% of housings had been damaged and the entire crops destroyed.
UNDP engages with global public health experts to examine universal health coverage prioritiesFeb 1, 2016Bangkok, Thailand – Achieving equitable, efficient and sustainable universal health coverage was the main agenda item this week as experts converged for a major global public health conference in Bangkok.
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- The Food Bank initiative which is designed to assist communities prepare for and recover from disasters, was handed over to the Naviti communities in the Yasawa group of islands in a handover ceremony that was held yesterday in Kese village. As the name suggests, the Food Bank is the combination of two approaches; food as a basic need for communities to survive on and the bank concept of pooling savings as deposits to prepare for a rainy day. The initiative was introduced and trialed in Soso and Kese villages by Vinaka Fiji Trust, the charity arm of South Sea Cruises in 2014. Yesterday AT 12:15 AM
- 'In the Pacific, hundreds of humanitarian workers continue to devote their service during the response and the ongoing recovery effort of TC Winston in Fiji, including ongoing recovery work to the drought brought in by the long El Nino event in the Marshall Islands, Palau and Federated States of Micronesia..' #Sharehumanity 18 August AT 10:15 PM
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