Asia Pacific eyes ‘South-South’ learning to make natural wealth count for greater goodOct 6, 2015Governments and civil society groups from across Asia and the Pacific will be looking to learn from each other’s experiences in sustainably managing resources such as oil, gas and minerals, at a regional United Nations event that kicked off in Bangkok today.
Enshrining the rights of sexual and gender minorities in the Constitution of NepalSep 28, 2015Kathmandu - In a historic victory for Nepal’s sexual and gender minorities, the country’s new Constitution explicitly protects them against discrimination. The progressive inclusion of these protections was secured thanks in large part to the coordinated advocacy efforts of civil society groups such as Blue Diamond Society, whose work is supported by the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
Reforms and technology pave new pathways to citizens’ scrutiny of justice sector Sep 9, 2015Local communities around the world are finding allies in judicial reforms and new technologies in fighting for the rule of law, a graft-free justice sector, and fair and equal access to the justice process.
Gender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - Quarterly Newsletter vol. 6 issue 3Jul 30, 2015The 2015 third issue of the newsletter covers events and activities across the region on macroeconomics issues from a gender perspective. Download a copy to read about training of trainers on gender and economic policy in Cambodia, feminist economists discussed crisis, austerity and gender equality, how masculinities challenge notions of victimhood in trafficking and more...
Climate negotiators from LDCs sharpen data, diplomacy skills ahead of Paris meet Jul 27, 2015A United Nations Development Programme training to help Least Developed Countries participate more effectively in international climate change negotiations commenced on Monday, with representatives from more than 20 countries slated to attend.
Hit ignorance for a six! ‘Let’s talk about HIV’ cricket tournament Jul 6, 2015Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka – The sport of cricket was used as a medium to convey HIV prevention information and raise awareness about stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV (PLHIV) and key populations, such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, at a recent event in the coastal town of Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka.
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.
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