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LDCs gather to advance the operationalisation of the Paris Agreement ahead of COP24

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are collaborating to confront the worst effects of climate change. Under the leadership of Mr. Gebru Jember Endalew, Chair of the LDC Group on Climate Change,…  


Report details workplace discrimination faced by LGBTI people in China, the Philippines and Thailand

According to a new United Nations study, high levels of LGBTI people – 21 percent of respondents in China, 30 percent in the Philippines and 23 percent in Thailand – reported being harassed, bullied…  


UNDP, Google join forces with Asian YouTubers to challenge extremism online

The ‘Creators For Change’ initiative will see participants working with UNDP experts to learn more about online extremism, hate speech, unconscious bias, fake news, cyber bullying, and intolerance.  


UNDP, Google join forces with Asian YouTubers to challenge extremism online

The ‘Creators For Change’ initiative will see participants working with UNDP experts to learn more about online extremism, hate speech, unconscious bias, fake news, cyber bullying, and intolerance.  


Tsunami drills in Thailand show that students can play an active role in their own emergency response

Emergency education and drills held in five tsunami prone schools in Thailand focused on empowering students to take a more active role in tsunami preparedness and response.  


Evacuation drills help schools in Myanmar be ready for natural hazards

The most tsunami-prone areas in Myanmar, Labutta and Ngaputaw townships, are preparing their schools for natural disasters. More than 170 students learnt about tsunami warning signs, mapped hazard…  


Design-thinking, foresight and innovation are headline acts as UNDP Asia-Pacific rolls out new plan for the Sustainable Development Goals

Tech innovations, the latest thinking in global development and United Nations Development Programme's new Strategic Plan were the order of the day, as the agency's senior leadership in Asia and the…  


International conference in Hong Kong highlights the need for more LGBTI research to achieve equality, inclusion

Inadequate data on the economic, political and social exclusion of LGBTI people is resulting in a lack of effective policies that promote equality and access to social services. This situation must…  


Building Tsunami Preparendess in Schools in Timor Leste

Timor-Leste is one of 18 countries to participate the regional "Strengthening School Preparedness for Tsunamis in the Asia-Pacific region" project that brings tsunami awareness education and…  

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