Regional meet on Business and Human Rights in ASEAN opens in Bangkok
Jun 1, 2017
Representatives from the public, private and people sectors, from ASEAN member states gathered in Bangkok on Thursday in a workshop that will examine the region’s efforts in ensuring its international human rights commitments are reconciled with prevalent business practices.
- Government officials and youth promote evidence-based principles for youth development in Asia May 31, 2017
- TOWARDS A CLIMATE RESILIENT FUTURE IN THE WATER SECTOR: GOVERNMENT OF MALDIVES SIGNS PROJECT DOCUMENT WITH UNDP May 12, 2017
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
Young parliamentarians from Asia-Pacific join efforts to tackle violent extremism
Apr 25, 2017
More than 50 young parliamentarians from Asia-Pacific countries have gathered in Sri Lanka today and tomorrow to discuss their role in advancing inclusive and peaceful societies and preventing violent extremism in the region.
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.