Energizing sustainable development: new publication highlights the role of energy in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and mitigating climate change
Dec 12, 2017
As UN agencies gather under the banner of Climate Week in Bangkok, the UN Development Programme has launched a new publication connecting the dots between energy, poverty, and climate change action.
ASEAN-UN Regional Dialogue on "Women, Peace and Security - The Role of Women in the Prevention of Violent Extremism" (AURED IV)
Dec 6, 2017
The ASEAN-UN Regional Dialogue on "Women, Peace and Security - The Role of Women in the Prevention of Violent Extremism" is co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, the United Nations and the Institute for Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia.
New Issue Brief calls for greater inclusion and access to information for people with print disabilities in Asia-Pacific
Dec 1, 2017
Ending the lack of equitable access to information and knowledge among persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled is key to realizing an inclusive world for all, says a new Issue Brief for the Asia-Pacific region developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Blind Union – Asia Pacific (WBUAP) and the Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL).
Innovative approaches for national action to prevent violent extremism take center stage in landmark regional workshop
Nov 27, 2017
Convened by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), UN Women, , and United Nations Volunteers (UNV), in association with Hedayah, and the Global Centre of Cooperative Security (GCCS), the “Regional Workshop on the Prevention of Violent Extremism: Innovative Approaches for National Strategies” provided an opportunity for experts to facilitate a knowledge exchange on the development and implementation of national plans of action to prevent violent extremism.
UNDP in Asia and the Pacific Appoints World’s First Non-Human Innovation Champion
Nov 22, 2017
Singapore, 22 November – In a bold and breakthrough announcement today, the UN Development Programme appointed its first-ever Innovation Champion and the first-ever non-human – Sophia the robot designed by Hanson Robotics.
Launched: Publication on financing the Sustainable Development Goals in ASEAN
Nov 17, 2017
ASEAN, together with PR China and UNDP, launched a publication on financing the Sustainable Development Goals in ASEAN at the ASEAN Secretariat today.
Revisiting the Jakarta Principles: Strengthening Anti-Corruption Agencies' Independence and Effectiveness
Nov 17, 2017
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) of the Republic of Indonesia, Transparency International (TI), UNDP, and UNODC organised an event on strengthening anti-corruption agencies' independence and effectiveness at the United Nations Convention against Corruption Conference of States Parties in Vienna.
Businesses and States in ASEAN Discuss the Responsibility to Respect Human Rights
Nov 15, 2017
Chair of the UN Working Group on business and human rights, Dr. Surya Deva, spoke to assembled delegates at the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) training event on Business and Human Rights.
Highly Vulnerable Karachi Schools Conduct Tsunami Evacuation Drills
Nov 7, 2017
Students, government officials, civil society organizations and UN agencies came together today to commemorate World Tsunami Day by holding a tsunami school evacuation drill and cleaning the shoreline near their settlements.
Disaster Preparedness Education through Folk Games
Nov 4, 2017
On the occasion of World Tsunami Awareness Day, traditional games were organized around the Hoa Kiem Lake at the heart of Ha Noi city, to raise awareness on the risks of tsunamis and disaster prevention measures.