10 years on from landmark human rights principles, LGBTI and human rights experts reflect on progress, setbacks
Apr 26, 2017
On the anniversary of the murder of two LGBTI activists by extremists in Bangladesh, participants at a global Conference on the Yogyakarta Principles on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity reaffirmed that the Principles remain as relevant today as when they were released 10 years ago.
- UN Development Programme Releases VR Film Ground Beneath Her, a Window into the Continuing Devastation of Nepal’s 2015 Earthquake Apr 25, 2017
Increasing equality, managing rural urban transitions, and investing in sustainable infrastructure are keys to unlocking prosperity in Asia-Pacific
Mar 29, 2017
Some 400 million people in Asia and the Pacific still confront poverty as part of their daily lives due to widening income inequality, despite the region’s impressive gains in reducing income poverty in recent decades, according to a new 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) in a forum in Bangkok, Thailand.
Exclusion and inequality lead to uneven development across Asia and the Pacific
Mar 21, 2017
Disparate progress in South and East Asia and the Pacific due to discrimination towards women, ethnic minorities and populations in remote areas, says UNDP Report.
UN Development Programme, Tohoku University, and Fujitsu Start Joint Project to Reduce Damages due to Disasters
Mar 20, 2017
Three-way partnership set to contribute to disaster risk reduction around the world by building a new infrastructure for data storage, sharing and analysis
UNDP and Sweden to Strengthen Climate Change Finance and Gender Equality in Asia Pacific
Mar 16, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Embassy of Sweden today signed a 90 million Krona (approx. US$10 million) partnership to strengthen the governance of climate change finance and budgeting in Asia and the Pacific.
‘The Future is Not What it Used to Be’: Preparing Public Administration in Big Ocean States for a New Era of Uncertainty
Feb 8, 2017
On 8 February 2017 the UNDP’s Global Centre for Public Service Excellence (GCPSE) hosted one Head of State (the President of Nauru, Baron Waqa), three Heads of Government (the Prime Ministers of Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga), Foreign Ministers from the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu), Minister of Natural Resources from Niue, Minister of Home Affairs from Tuvalu, Minister of State for Timor-Leste, Minister of Finance of Palau. Important officials, such as Chairman of Niue Public Service Commission, Permanent Secretary of Civil Service in Fiji also attended.
MEDIA ADVISORY: UNDP's Women, Peace and Security Exhibition to feature winners of 2016 N-Peace Awards
Jan 18, 2017
The N-Peace Awards were first launched in 2011 to recognize and profile women and men leaders and peacebuilders creating change at the grassroots to national levels in Asia.
UN Development Programme Panda Champions for Global Goals Inaugurated
Jan 9, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today honoured 17 ‘Panda Champions for the Global Goals’ at a ceremony to appoint them as advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) around the world.
UNDP Continues Global Discussions On Implementation Of National Climate Plans With Dialogue In The Pacific Islands
Dec 6, 2016
The dialogue, which is co-organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, and the UNDP/UNEP Global Support Programme (GSP) for National Communications and Biennial Update Reports funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), will convene government representatives from the Pacific region and international organizations involved in NDC implementation planning.