UNDP and China to Cooperate on Belt and Road Initiative
Sep 20, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the People’s Republic of China signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly during Premier Li Keqiang’s visit.
After global search, film star Michelle Yeoh announces names of UNDP’s youngest and cutest ambassadors – a pair of panda cubs
Sep 19, 2016
The competition to name the pandas saw thousands of people enter from 116 different countries. It was held in association with dozens of zoos around the world, many of which have their own pandas, including Toronto Zoo in Canada, Chiang Mai Zoo in Thailand, Adventure World and Ueno Zoo in Japan, Zoo Atlanta in the US, Edinburgh Zoo in the UK, and Adelaide Zoo in Australia.
UNDP and HIFC sign a MOU to promote social impact investing
Sep 9, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Haifu International Finance Holding Group Limited (HIFC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), in New York today. The agreement is the first under the new United Nations Social Impact Fund (UNSIF) which aims to create partnerships between participating UN agencies and impact investors to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNDP Innovates to Meet Growing Aspirations in Asia and the Pacific
Sep 8, 2016
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has leveraged low-cost innovations, knowledge exchanges between countries in the region, and emerging technologies, to provide new opportunities to some of the most marginalized communities in the Asia-Pacific region, says its 2015-16 Results Report.
UNDP and Global Initiatives to co-organise Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development 2016
Aug 26, 2016
We are delighted to announce that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be working together with Global Initiatives, as co-organisers for the 5th annual Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, held once again at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 22 - 24 November 2016.
The Lancet: Transgender rights are critical for the health and well-being of transgender people in Asia and the Pacific
Jun 17, 2016
Transgender rights received unprecedented recognition in Asia and across the world in 2015. However, a new Series published in The Lancet today reveals that public recognition has yet to translate into a concerted effort to support and improve the health and lives of transgender people.
UNDP, city of Seoul announce new innovation partnership to tackle challenges of Asia’s rapidly growing cities
Jun 9, 2016
The initiative, known as the City-I-LEAPS will facilitate City Innovation through Learning, Exchanging, Adapting, Prototyping and Scaling will go beyond the traditional transfer of knowledge by helping cities use design thinking, and concepts such as reverse engineering to design, adapt, and prototype services specific for the public sector.
China’s e-waste recycling app goes global
Jun 2, 2016
Participants from over 13 countries have come together to learn from China’s experience in managing the mounting e-waste recycling challenge, and be inspired by China’s e-waste management systems, practices, disposal and treatment technologies and how these can be applied and replicated throughout the world.
Film star Michelle Yeoh kicks off UNDP’s panda cub-naming competition to promote Global Goals
May 31, 2016
Award-winning global movie star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh has teamed up with UNDP’s first-ever Animal Ambassadors, two panda cubs, to kick off the Pandas for the Global Goals campaign. The highlight of the initiative is a worldwide competition with a once-in-a-lifetime prize: the opportunity to name the two rare baby pandas.
UNDP and Islamic Development Bank Sign Partnership to Support the Sustainable Development Goals
May 18, 2016
UNDP and IDBG will collaborate on shared priority areas such as crisis response and recovery, peacebuilding, poverty reduction, youth employment, innovation, disaster risk reduction, climate change, sustainable energy, capacity development, and knowledge sharing.