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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…  


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…  



Conserving traditional crop varieties with modern opportunities in Bhutan

To encourage conservation of Bhutan’s valuable crop diversity, the UNDP/GEF ‘Integrated Livestock and Crop Conservation’ project and Government of Bhutan supported Bhutanese farmers to reclaim…  


Bangladesh counters climate change while improving livelihoods

Climate change is having a dramatic effect on the 150 million citizens in Bangladesh. Learn how innovative coastal plantation programme for the affected communities works to counter effects of sea…  


Women entrepreneurs in Cambodia embracing green growth

Cooking is essential–and what you cook with, too. In Cambodia, women entrepreneurs are taking up cookstove production, making hundreds of improved cookstoves every month, reducing their wood…  


Swapping fishing boats for tourist boats in Malaysia's marine parks

Fisherfolk in Malaysia's marine parks are giving their depleted eco-systems a new lease of life by training to become tour operators.  


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.  


Marshall Islands | Protecting drinking water from drought and sea level rise

In 2013, the Marshall Islands suffered an extreme drought that threatened drinking water and crops. 20 per cent of the population was affected. With support from UNDP, the government has improved…  

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