Regional framework for addressing health and human rights needs of trans people in Asia-Pacific released Oct 8, 2015A regional Blueprint that specifically addresses the health needs and human rights of transgender people in Asia and the Pacific was jointly released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Health Policy Project (HPP).
Asia-Pacific leaders support ESCAP-ADB-UNDP partnership to achieve 2030 Agenda for sustainable developmentSep 30, 2015Implementation of the newly agreed 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, inclusive of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will be supported in Asia and the Pacific by a renewed partnership forged on Tuesday by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), on the sidelines of the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Smartphone app to turn e-trash into hard cash in China is among winning innovations at global Solutions SummitSep 29, 2015A smartphone app in China, that earns cash for households that safely dispose of electronic waste, is among 14 winning innovations showcased at the global Solutions Summit held in New York on September 27th.
Three UNDP apps for social good get the nod for upcoming Solutions SummitSep 25, 2015The United Nations Development Programme in Asia and the Pacific has nominated three innovations from China, the Maldives and Papua New Guinea, to be in the race for recognition at the global Solutions Summit that begins in New York Sunday, September 27.
UNDP, FAO join forces in German-funded initiative to place agriculture at centre of climate change planningSep 1, 2015Under the four-year initiative, countries will receive various types of support. UNDP will engage with countries in managing climate risk, in planning and budgeting, and help them strengthen information systems, project formulation, and coordination between government institutions. FAO will offer policy advice and technical support to ensure that climate change adaptation priorities in the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sectors are incorporated in this planning process.
Regional talks on climate change finance and sustainable development, in JakartaSep 1, 2015The Regional Forum on Climate Change Finance and Sustainable Development kicked off Tuesday in Jakarta with speeches from Indonesia’s Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Haoliang Xu, as well as HE Johanna Brismar Skoog, Ambassador of Sweden for Indonesia and the United Kingdom Ambassador for Indonesia ASEAN, and Timor Leste HE Moazzam Malik.
The IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge calls for enterprises to build peace through both business and social impactAug 27, 2015UNDP, N-Peace Network and Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) launched the first IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge in Afghanistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines encouraging Impact Enterprises (IEs) to show how they are building peace through market-based solutions for development challenges.
Global Strategy Forum in Macau, China Seeks to Remove Gaps Between Rich and Poor by 2030Aug 26, 2015A High-level Multi-stakeholders Strategy Forum on South-South cooperation for sustainable development got off to a strong start Tuesday, with more than 200 delegates, from 50+ countries. The two-day Forum began with an opening ceremony featuring distinguished and powerful champions of South-South cooperation.
Pacific journalists learn about UNCAC at combating corruption workshopAug 18, 2015Over 30 journalists from Fiji, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu recently participated in a two-day workshop on the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) Awareness Training for Pacific Media in Tonga.
New protection committees to address needs of vulnerable groupsAug 13, 2015Tonga is working to enhance the protection of vulnerable community members in Ha’apai with new Community Protection Committees.
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