International conference in Hong Kong highlights the need for more LGBTI research to achieve equality, inclusion
May 10, 2018
Inadequate data on the economic, political and social exclusion of LGBTI people is resulting in a lack of effective policies that promote equality and access to social services. This situation must change in order to achieve continued progress, said participants at a global research conference that began today in Hong Kong.
Five Youth-Led Social Enterprises Recognized at Inaugural Forum to Address Youth Unemployment Challenges in Asia
Mar 30, 2018
Showcasing social enterprise models that aim to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, five winners were felicitated at the inaugural Asia Pacific Youth Co:Lab Summit in Bangkok
Building resilience to natural hazards and investing in social protection systems critical to achieving 2030 Agenda in Asia-Pacific
Mar 28, 2018
Countries in Asia and the Pacific must build resilience to natural hazards and invest in social protection systems if the region is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to a joint report launched today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) at a forum in Bangkok.
Students Prepare for Natural Disasters in Ho Chi Minh City
Mar 23, 2018
Over 1400 students in Binh Dong secondary school in Ho Chi Minh City in Viet Nam practiced an emergency evacuation today to be ready for natural disasters such as tsunamis, floods and cyclones.
N-Peace Network Announces Small Grants for Peacebuilding Civil Society Organisations
Mar 8, 2018
The N-Peace Network and UNDP are delighted to announce the implementation of a small grants component to the N-Peace Awards. These grants will hope to support civil society organisations that work on implementing the Women, Peace and Security agenda, and are a new component to 2018.
Government of India, UNDP and UNOPS partner to expedite reconstruction in Nepal
Mar 8, 2018
The Government of India, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) on 8 March signed a partnership agreement to expedite the post-earthquake reconstruction process in Nepal.
Groundbreaking UN initiative prevents violence against women and girls across Asia-Pacific
Mar 5, 2018
Partners for Prevention (P4P), a groundbreaking United Nations multi-country initiative to prevent violence against women, wrapped up today after ten years of work with youth, caregivers and community and religious leaders to tackle the roots of violence against women and girls.
Making Schools Resilient to Natural Disasters
Mar 2, 2018
More than 9,600 students and teachers from the disaster-prone Eastern Visayas region in the Philippines participated in a large-scale tsunami evacuation drills over the last two days. The drills were conducted in six schools to advocate for the schools' readiness to rapidly forming natural disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and landslides.
Mountaineer Samina Baig is UNDP’s National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan
Feb 28, 2018
Renowned mountaineer Samina Baig was appointed the National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan by the United Nations Development Programme.
- Bangladesh to empower women and girls in the face of increasing climate impacts Feb 28, 2018