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New Year, new approach, new UNDP

UNDP is starting 2018 with a fresh focus and vision. This approach is laid out in the new Strategic Plan, which takes effect on January 1st and is the blueprint for the evolution of its work over the…  


Raising the bar for progress – Improving the safety and well-being of transgender people in Kerala, India

As a transgender person, Jaisy* is used to harassment but the time she spent in prison in Kerala, India stands out due to the physical and verbal abuse she was forced to endure.  


Jobs and social inclusion for youth remain drivers for peacebuilding in Asia Pacific

UNDP is working closely with young people and youth-led organisations across the region to ensure the active and meaningful participation of youth in preventing conflict and building resilient…  



New steps ease access for more affordable medicines

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has played a pivotal role in the Asia-Pacific region in addressing the needs of national governments to secure access for their citizens to affordable…  


A sea change in conserving Malaysia's marine parks

How Malaysia's idyllic marine parks are once again thriving through eco-tourism and stronger enforcement and awareness on environmental issues.  


Budgeting to bring better lives for all

With UNDP support, Penang became the first State in Malaysia to adopt gender-responsive budgeting in 2012.  


Cash and Confidence for Women Market Vendors

Kamla and Seravina are part of a group of women market vendors in the small rural town of Rakiraki in Fiji who are now doing business differently.  



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