Restrictions on women’s employment can reduce Afghanistan’s GDP by an additional 5 percent, UNDP report finds
UNDP is scaling-up our support to countries through “UNDP’s Climate Promise: Ambition, Acceleration and Mobilization.” UNDP will provide support to 100 countries to accelerate the enhancement of national climate pledges by 2020, building on our climate action portfolio in over 140 countries. And we are developing new ways of mobilizing all people to inform climate action.
We have been supporting countries since the very early stages of this crisis, having donated more than two million surgical masks and providing life supporting medical equipment such as x-ray machines, infrared thermometers, infusion pumps, protective suits, gloves and hand sanitizer.
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. UNDP in Asia and the Pacific delivers country and regional programmes in 36 countries through 25 UNDP Country Offices and the Bangkok Regional Hub to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
This paper explains how public policies should combat the unfair disadvantages the universal circumstances: parental income or educational level, ethnicity, gender, and upbringing in a rural versus urban household; impress upon an individual if they do not experience unequal advantages, such as status advantages that come from belonging to certain ethnic or caste group, socioeconomic advantages, network and positional advantages that derive from living in the right place at the right time, and biological advantages that result from living without physical or mental disability.
In addition to specific nations implementing policy changes that better address unequal opportunities, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) can also address this issue by determining regionally and nationally specific unequal opportunity circumstances—including income, education and health status—and collecting data on how to implement policies that will be most effective at reducing inequalities of opportunity in each country.
From drug misuse to imprisonment, from bigotry to war-torn communities, Extreme Lives is a video series that dives deep into the stories of youth in Asia who have turned their lives around against the odds. Tune in to meet them in season 4, and learn more about this UNDP and EU digital advocacy project.
An earthquake shattered millions of lives in Nepal, UNDP is working to help people recover and rebuild stronger.
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