Haoliang Xu : Remarks at meeting on contribution to UNDP from Russian Federation towards recovery and rebuilding of Vanuatu after Cyclone PamSep 18, 2015We are meeting to present an agreement for a US$500,000 contribution from the Russian Federation to the recovery of Vanuatu after the devastating Cyclone Pam. UNDP welcomes this agreement. The contribution represents an important assistance to livelihoods recovery efforts of the Government of Vanuatu which is supported by UNDP. This generous contribution will be used by UNDP and its partners to further build on the results already achieved.
Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark 2015 International Day of Democracy ‘Space for Civil Society’ Sep 15, 2015At the heart of the idea of democracy is the notion that people’s engagement in public life is fundamentally a force for good which leads to the betterment of society. This engagement takes place through electoral processes, political party membership, and representation in political offices, as well as in independent spaces outside formal institutions.
Remarks: Anti-Corruption Workshop for Pacific ParliamentariansJul 20, 2015I am delighted to be here today at the Anti-Corruption Workshop for Pacific Parliamentarians. Allow me to start by mentioned that it was in this room in February this year that young people from 14 Pacific Island countries came together to attend the Pacific Youth Forum Against Corruption – and I witnessed the incredible energy youth brought to the table in a Forum dedicated to learning, information sharing, and advocacy on anti-corruption.
Helen Clark: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, 17 May 2015May 16, 2015The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia provides us each year with an opportunity to focus on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people, which is important for all of us working on human development. This year we are focusing on LGBTI Youth.
Opening Speech by Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for UNDP Asia-Pacific Bureau for High Level Forum on Governance for Sustainable Human Development for Marshall IslandsMay 12, 2015We congratulate Marshall Islands for successfully completing its National Strategic Plan for 2015-2017 which will guide the national development aspirations of the country.
Helen Clark: Statement at the Opening of the Parliamentary Learning CentreMar 12, 2015The Parliamentary Learning Centre which we are opening today was established in response to the vision of both houses of Parliament to build ‘a world class centre that enhances the capacity of MPs and staff’.
Osnat Lubrani: Opening Address at the Pacific Youth Forum Against CorruptionFeb 22, 2015You are all vital to the success of the fight against corruption. Young people are a large proportion of the population of Pacific Island countries. According to UNICEF and the SPC, the youth age group of 15−24 years accounts for nearly two million people, which is close to a fifth of this region’s total population.
Opening Statement by Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific, at the Ministerial Meeting of Asia-Pacific LDCs on Graduation and Post-2015 Development Agenda Kathmandu, NepalDec 18, 2014The theme of this meeting – LDCs Graduation and Post-2015 Development Agenda – is an important and timely one. This is important meeting because graduation represents a major milestone for any LDC. Though graduating from the LDC group is at the centre of the LDC’s development agenda, the progress in the last 40 years is not very encouraging.
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