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14 Oct 2014
According to the 2014 Asian Development Outlook update, despite the sluggish growth in many advanced economies, growth in developing Asia will pick up from 6.1 percent in 2013 to 6.2 in 2014 and 6.4 percent in 2015.
14 Oct 2014
Asian economies will continue to have stable growth in the coming years, says an Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) report presented today at a policy symposium jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and ADB.
- 03 Oct 2014
03 Oct 2014
New commitment for advancing HIV-sensitive social protection - a sound investment in human capital and equity issue
Despite significant progress in lifting Cambodians out of poverty and in access to HIV treatment allowing People Living with HIV (PLHIV) to increasingly lead a healthy and productive life, PLHIV and other key affected population still face disproportionate social and economic hardships and can easily fall below the poverty line.
19 Sep 2014
Ha Noi—The new Green One UN House, nearing completion on Hanoi’s busy Kim Ma Street, has become the first building project in Viet Nam to achieve a provisional gold Lotus rating from Viet Nam’s Green Building Council.
17 Sep 2014
The Government of Samoa and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed a new project to step up efforts to meet obligations under the Rio Conventions on biodiversity, climate change and desertification.
16 Sep 2014
Thailand’s LGBT Communities Continue to Face Social Stigma Despite Visibility: Comprehensive UN-US Country Report
Thailand’s first report assessing the challenges facing and opportunities available for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities notes that LGBT people enjoy significant visibility in a generally tolerant and welcoming society. Nevertheless, LGBT people continue to encounter social stigma in various settings and are afforded limited job opportunities.
16 Sep 2014
HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita opens National Strategic Planning Workshop on Peace, Unity and Development
HRH Princess Salote Pilolevu Tuita today opened the UNDP Strengthening Capacities for Peace, Unity and Development (CPAD) Strategic Planning Workshop at Fa’onelua Convention Centre with participants from Government ministries, communities and villages, non-government organisations, civil society organisations (CSOs) and other relevant stakeholders with support from the Australian Government.
15 Sep 2014
USAID and UNDP team-up to boost developing countries’ access to climate finance at a region-wide forum
Government officials from over 20 nations in Asia and the Pacific, including some of the region’s least developed countries, are meeting in Siem Reap today to share with one another how they are strengthening their public financial management systems to better access and manage climate financing for supporting their national aspirations on climate resilient development.
15 Sep 2014
In spite of undeniable progress, poverty will remain a critical challenge for Asia and the Pacific, requiring a greater focus on efforts to address food insecurity and economic vulnerability.
12 Sep 2014
Yangon—The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Finland have signed an agreement which would see Finland contribute 2 million euros (approximately US$ 2.6 million) towards UNDP’s work on strengthening democratic governance in Myanmar.
10 Sep 2014
Representatives of 78 civil society organizations (CSOs) from 21 countries across Asia concluded a three day summit in Jakarta today by releasing a statement to President Obama and the leaders of the United Nations.
04 Sep 2014
Anti-corruption efforts and aid approaches need to be better targeted to support Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to achieve more effective and sustainable long-term change.
03 Sep 2014
Helping Save Samoa’s Forests: UNDP Administrator and GEF Chief Executive meet a community on the frontlines
With Samoa’s forests under increasing threat from climate change, unsustainable land use practices and the advance of invasive species, the government is working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and 26 communities across the country to save three critical forest areas.
31 Aug 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) today launched a new funding facility, inviting financial service providers to develop new ways of enabling low-income and rural Pacific Islanders to access affordable savings, insurance, credit and other financial services.
- 30 Aug 2014
30 Aug 2014
Nine steps to cut poverty and inequality in Pacific Island Countries: Jobs, education and social protection top the agenda in a UN report on the Pacific
A new United Nations report offers concrete recommendations to reverse a rising trend of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion in Pacific Island countries. The report, launched ahead of next week’s International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa, presents specific policy options on how to foster more inclusive and sustainable human development during a time of profound change in the Pacific region.
27 Aug 2014
Faith leaders, government and civil society come together to uphold human rights and access to health for sexual minorities in South Asia
Religious leaders and faith-based organizations have a crucial role to play in upholding the human rights of sexual minorities and ensuring appropriate and accessible health services, including for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, participants affirmed at a South Asia Regional Consultation on Faith, Cultural Diversity, Access to Health and HIV this past week in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
19 Aug 2014
Yangon - More than 60 people representing the communities affected by HIV, TB and cancer, as well as health service providers and policy makers last week participated in a consultation on Myanmar’s draft intellectual property law, marking an important step ensuring that community voices are included in the new legislation.
13 Aug 2014
First comprehensive analysis of the legal and social environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in China shows progress made but much work still needed.
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