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16 Apr 2015
Government of Samoa and UNDP initiate activities for a “whole-of-government” response to climate change
Representatives from all line ministries of Samoa, civil society organizations and development partners participated in an all-stakeholder meeting to officially launch a new initiative aimed to address climate change in all economic sectors of Samoa.
14 Apr 2015
Almost one month after Cyclone Pam came through the archipelago of Vanuatu, the Government-‐led response is in urgent need of funding to continue basic humanitarian relief efforts such as food, safe drinking water and shelter.
12 Apr 2015
Indonesia launches a platform for philanthropic partnerships to combat poverty and promote sustainable development
he top players of the philanthropic world in Indonesia gathered on Monday to discuss actions to combat poverty and promote sustainable development goals with the United Nations and the Government of Indonesia. Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Puan Maharani opened the “Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy” gathering in Jakarta.
04 Apr 2015
Mr. Haoliang Xu, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Chair, United Nations Development Group Asia-Pacific and UNDP Assistant Administrator & Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific arrived in the island this evening for a six day visit.
30 Mar 2015
Tropical Cyclone Pam swept through the archipelago of Vanuatu on 13 March 2015, wiping out homes and infrastructure, destroying the electricity network and razing crops in the mainly agricultural country. The Humanitarian Coordinator for Vanuatu, Ms Osnat Lubrani, visited Tafea Province on Saturday to see the effect of the cyclone on a vulnerable population.
13 Mar 2015
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin Discuss Development and Humanitarian Needs in Myanmar
YANGON - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met with government officials in Nay Pyi Taw, and visited Sittwe, in Rakhine State, on a two-day visit to Myanmar this week.
11 Mar 2015
UNDP/UNEP launch new capacity development programme for climate change negotiators from least developed countries
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) jointly launched a new global support programme today to assist Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in strategically engaging in intergovernmental climate change negotiation processes.
11 Mar 2015
Civil society organizations, key government stakeholders and technical experts, participated today in discussions on the post-2015 development agenda and the role civil society plays in meeting the objectives of this new development agenda.
09 Mar 2015
Residents of Tonga’s ’Eua Island are taking a hands-on approach to constructing world-class community projects that consider the potential impacts of climate change and disasters.
04 Mar 2015
To help the Solomon Islands Government make well-informed decisions about disaster risk management, decision-makers are receiving tailored training on how to access, use and create risk maps.
03 Mar 2015
Seven recommendations to improve the regional response to climate change have been agreed to following a meeting of Pacific Island nations in Apia, Samoa on 26-27 February. The meeting, gathering eight Pacific countries, was part of a series of Climate Vulnerable Forum workshops currently being convened though to June 2015 in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
27 Feb 2015
Bangkok – A landmark regional dialogue convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this week in Bangkok provided a unique platform for advancing rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The dialogue was supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other partners.
24 Feb 2015
Bangkok – The Embassies of Sweden and the United States to Thailand, along with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched a US$8 million regional project to help safeguard the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Southeast and East Asia, in Bangkok today.
23 Feb 2015
Young people can bring about cultural change in attitudes and behaviours towards corruption, have the vitality and perspective that needs to be heard, and the creativity and innovation that is needed to address this complex agenda.
23 Feb 2015
Three youth from the Pacific have been identified as winners of a Capturing Corruption photo contest and have won an all expenses trip to Fiji to attend the Pacific Youth Forum against Corruption, which began yesterday.
10 Feb 2015
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has wrapped up a two-day visit to Indonesia, where she met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, ministers, and Parliament Speaker Setya Novanto and senior Members of Parliament.
06 Feb 2015
A national Climate Finance and Risk Governance (CFRG) Assessment is being undertaken by Tonga’s Ministry of Finance and National Planning. The study assesses Tonga’s national plans and policies on climate change and disaster risk reduction, funding sources, expenditure and public financial management, institutional coordination, human capacity, development effectiveness, and gender and social inclusiveness.
05 Feb 2015
Transgender and hijra activists call for improved health, living conditions and enabling legal environment
Kathmandu, Nepal – Transgender people and hijra activists from South Asia called for more evidence-informed policy and laws to improve health, living conditions and overall well-being of their communities, at a consultation this week in Kathmandu.
26 Jan 2015
Innovation, Scaling, Partnerships - UNDP launches Regional Report: ‘Achieving Development Results in Asia and the Pacific, 2013-2014’
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Achieving Development Results in Asia and the Pacific’, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented in 2013 and 2014. “The report documents the achievements of UNDP’s US$2 billion delivery in the region during the past two years, focusing on key priority areas: innovative solutions to persistent development challenges and scaling up those solutions for greater impact,” said Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator.
21 Jan 2015
Islamabad, Pakistan – A new report, jointly released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Country Team and the National AIDS Control Programme of Pakistan, calls for adoption and revision of laws and policies to create a more effective national HIV response that will mitigate the impact of HIV and promote and protect the human rights of key populations and vulnerable groups.
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