Around 500 Indonesian School Children Taking Part in Tsunami Drill in Bali
Aug 15, 2017
More than 500 Indonesian elementary school children in the tourist island of Bali on took part in a major tsunami drill conducted by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Tuesday, with financial support from the Government of Japan.
International Youth Day 2017
Aug 12, 2017
Since the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2250 in 2015, there is growing recognition that as agents of change, young people are critical actors in conflict prevention and sustaining peace. International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.
Top UN Development Official Chooses Myanmar for His First Official Visit
Aug 7, 2017
Achim Steiner, Chair of the United Nations Development Group and Administrator of the UN Development Programme, will visit Myanmar from August 6 –8.
New initiative for SDG impact and sustainable businesses in Viet Nam
Jul 28, 2017
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Viet Nam and HATCH! VENTURES announced today the SDG Challenge 2017 - a competition and acceleration program to encourage young people to develop and innovate business solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
UNDP and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors Support Journalists in Pakistan to Improve Climate Finance Reporting
Jul 25, 2017
A United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiative - Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance programme - and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) have held workshops in Karachi and Lahore to intensively build media skills on reporting on climate change and climate finance in Pakistan.
Preventing corruption in public procurement to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Jul 17, 2017
Public procurement accounts for about 15-20% of GDP in developing countries (World Bank, 2015) and about a third of national government budgets, making it the largest single area of government spending.
- Government of Tuvalu launches new coastal protection project to bolster resilience to climate change Jul 11, 2017
- Africa and Asia Pacific ‘justice league’ moves for stronger action on wildlife crime Jul 5, 2017
- Pacific Dialogue in Samoa initiates further steps towards critical climate change risk insurance for the region Jun 30, 2017
eVIN recognized at the GSMA Asia Mobile Awards 2017
Jun 29, 2017
eVIN – India’s smart mobile application for digitizing vaccine logistics – won the prestigious GSMA Asia Mobile Award 2017 (AMO) for Outstanding Mobile Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals in Asia on Wednesday. The ceremony, held during the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Shanghai, recognized the contributions of several transformative mobile innovations making a mark in the Asian region.