The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives
Mar 8, 2018
"The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives" - Read Achim Steiner's official statement for the annual celebration of women's empowerment and advocacy for gender equality.
School Drills Ensure that Most Vulnerable Groups are Prepared
Nov 1, 2017
By Sanny Jegillos, Team Leader, UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia and the Pacific at opening ceremony of school tsunami drills campaign in Indonesia.
- Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, Remarks at the Japan National Press Club, Tokyo, Japan Aug 10, 2017
Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator and Chair UN Development Group: Remarks on “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building a better future in Myanmar”
Aug 7, 2017
It is truly a great pleasure to be here this afternoon at Yangon University, a university that is famous throughout Asia, and one that has produced many of Myanmar’s past and present leadership, including General Aung San, its first Prime Minister U Nu and the UN’s Secretary General U Thant, who graduated from this university in 1929 and at the age of 20!
8th University Scholars Leadership Symposium: opening remarks for Ms Valerie Cliff
Aug 2, 2017
As you can see, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires the partnership of governments, private sector, civil society, and citizens, particularly young people, to make sure we mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources.
- South-South Knowledge Exchange – Youth Volunteering for the SDGs Jun 29, 2017
- Valerie Cliff: Speech at the Regional Workshop on Business and Human Rights: Moving ahead with National Action Plans in ASEAN. Jun 1, 2017
Helen Clark: Speech at the Opening Session of the 2017 Regional Management Meeting for UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Asia-Pacific
Mar 9, 2017
The world’s ‘centre of economic gravity’ has shifted towards Asia and the Pacific. The region’s tremendous GDP growth, over 7.5 per cent per annum on average over the period 1990-2015, has transformed economies and people’s lives. Except for just three countries, the region is now comprised of either middle or high-income countries. Asia-Pacific’s share of global GDP is now over thirty per cent, and is expected to rise to 55 per cent by 2050.
Haoliang Xu: Speech on "The Changing Role of UNDP in Asia-Pacific" at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs
Feb 16, 2017
As the global development architecture continues to change, UNDP is evolving from a donor into an advisor and development service provider.
- Haoliang Xu: Plenary Address At The Responsible Business Forum Nov 23, 2016