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27 Nov 2014
Wealth from extractive industries has the potential to more significantly boost the wellbeing of Papua New Guinea’s citizens. Yet the country’s development could be undermined if resources are not used in economically, socially and environmentally sustainable ways, says a new report by the UN Development Programme. The report points out that almost 40 per cent of the country’s population continue to live on less than one dollar per day with inequalities on the rise, despite strong economic growth as a result of extractive industries such as oil, gas and mining. Over 25 per cent of children are not attending schools, and two out of three women and girls in the country experience gender-based violence. The 2013 Global Human Development Index ranked Papua New Guinea 156 out of 187 countries.
25 Nov 2014
To coincide with November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, four United Nations agencies have launched a new initiative to prevent violence against women and girls in Asia and the Pacific, building on research that shows alarmingly high levels of violence in some parts of the region. Partners for Prevention Phase II (P4P 2) – a UN regional joint programme – combines the strengths of UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV. The programme’s new phase is aimed at increasing global knowledge of what works to prevent violence against women and girls by transforming harmful masculine norms associated with such violence.
24 Nov 2014
Sustainable development in the Pacific will require new and innovative approaches – approaches that build on existing mechanisms and take into account the unique geographic, environmental, cultural and social context.
24 Nov 2014
While Nepal is often cited as a progressive country in terms of equal rights for sexual and gender minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country continue to face a wide range of obstacles as individuals and as a community, according to a new comprehensive report released today.
19 Nov 2014
Lhak-Sam joins the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme as national Sub-Recipient to strengthen MSM and transgender communities in Bhutan
Thimphu – Lhak-Sam, the network of people living with HIV in Bhutan, has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a Sub-Recipient under the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme.
11 Nov 2014
UNDP partners with Conservation International, the World Bank, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Global Environment Facility to showcase more than 100 nature-based solutions to tackle global development challenges
- 09 Nov 2014
07 Nov 2014
Samoa is set to adopt a whole-of-government approach to climate change adaptation through a US$12.3 m initiative the Pacific island state launched on Friday, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme.
07 Nov 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia-Pacific, Mr. Haoliang Xu, went to give the participants of the Regional Training of Trainers a surprise visit and welcome the 19 participants from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
30 Oct 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) kicked off today a two-day interactive conference on innovative thinking. Its objective is to explore how innovation can help address development challenges in Asia and the Pacific, such as poverty, corruption, gender inequality, and environmental degradation.
30 Oct 2014
In a recent survey of sexual and gender minorities in Nepal over 60 percent of respondents reported experiencing at least one incident of abuse or discrimination, and over one-third reported discrimination or abuse in three or more public settings. The research methodology and study was implemented through the Williams Institute and the Blue Diamond Society (BDS).
27 Oct 2014
A delegation of Members of Parliament from Fiji will this week be undertaking a visit to Wellington to study the way in which the New Zealand Parliament operates.
23 Oct 2014
Bangkok–The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will honour women peace advocates from six Asian countries on Friday at the N-Peace Awards 2014. These women leaders and peace champions will be celebrated for their achievements at a marquee event in Bangkok, Thailand.
22 Oct 2014
Mongolian LGBT People Face Social Stigma and Violence Despite Policy Changes: Comprehensive UNDP-USAID Country Report
Mongolia’s first report assessing the challenges for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities reveals they still face discrimination despite significant government policy changes that protect their rights.
22 Oct 2014
The national winner of the Climate Zone SMS Competition has been announced by Digicel Vanuatu, in partnership with the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP).
14 Oct 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has produced a book that is both a celebration of biodiversity work in the Asia-Pacific region and a cautionary account of what is happening to the ecosystems that support millions of lives and livelihoods in the region.
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.
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