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Malta and UNDP join hands to advance equality of LGBTI people in Asia and the Pacific

The Ministry for European Affairs and Equality (Malta) and UNDP have signed a memorandum of understanding, formalizing their collaboration in advancing equality, human rights and social inclusion of…  


Stopping violence to reduce HIV risk and mental health issues among sexual and gender minorities in South Asia

Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transwomen face higher HIV and health risks as well as negative impacts on their mental health due to violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity and…  



New people-centred approaches needed to ensure no one is left behind in ASEAN

While there has been extraordinary economic progress in the ASEAN region, pockets of multi-dimensional poverty remain. If those who have been left behind – the poorest of the poor – are to be reached,…  


UNDP Hosts Regional Forum on Youth Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the All China Youth Federation, kicked off today in Beijing the Asia-Pacific Forum on Youth Leadership, Innovation and…  



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.  


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…  

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