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13 May 2015
Statement from the United Nations in Thailand on the 2015 International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)
In 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.
07 May 2015
While 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.
03 May 2015
n the hours following the Nepal earthquake, Bharat Man Shrestha had little time to focus on his own fears. His parents in the village of Chautara, three hours from Kathmandu, were on the phone begging him to come home. Most of the houses in the village, including his parent’s home, had collapsed. One of his aunts was dead.
29 Apr 2015
In 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.
28 Apr 2015
N-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.
26 Apr 2015
Even 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.
23 Apr 2015
The 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…
08 Apr 2015
A 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.
07 Apr 2015
Women, people with disabilities, the elderly, children, and other vulnerable groups will be priority considerations in Tonga’s future climate and disaster risk actions.
07 Apr 2015
An 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.
27 Mar 2015
Remote island communities in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands will be better prepared to have food supplies in times of disaster, even if their crops are destroyed.
25 Mar 2015
Stronger together: A look back at the Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Human Rights and Health in Asia-Pacific
Some 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.
24 Mar 2015
A new global disaster risk governance study has identified the Pacific as a priority area.
24 Mar 2015
The 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.
20 Feb 2015
From gamification to design-thinking, UNDP’s Asia Pacific innovations featured at the UAE Government Summit
UNDP’s innovations to rethink ‘business as usual’ in development were among an array of new ideas showcased at a major government summit held in Dubai last week.
18 Feb 2015
New plans to build water reservoirs and provide farmers with timely information on weather patterns could benefit more than a quarter of a million people in drought-prone central Myanmar, the United Nations Development Programme said this week.
02 Feb 2015
Bangkok, Thailand – Participants from 58 countries at a global forum on public health called for health equity to be placed at the centre of discussions on new development targets that will replace the Millennium Development Goals later this year.
29 Jan 2015
Bangkok, Thailand – Government delegates, civil society and UN partners gathered in Bangkok this week for the Asia Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS, held at the UN Conference Centre from 28 to 30 January.
26 Jan 2015
The 2015 first issue of the newsletter covers events and activities across the region on macroeconomics issues from a gender perspective. Download a copy to read about what can climate finance learn from gender budgeting?, Asia-Pacific Conference on Beijing+20 Review and more…
- 10 Dec 2014
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