UNDP Afghanistan: 20 Mobile HealthCare Teams Continue to Provide Essential Health Services to People in Need
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.
Universal connectivity is a fundamental element of an inclusive and sustainable world; thus, as with income inequality and other human development indicators, digital inequality trends must be reversed. Universal, affordable broadband availability can largely improve a population’s quality of education, healthcare, standards of living, and more. Digital inequalities disproportionately impact low-income populations, people living in rural areas and small island developing nations, those who lack literacy and digital skills, and people from traditionally disenfranchised groups, such as women and girls, persons with disabilities, and ethnic minorities.
This paper discusses how addressing digital inequality should be at the forefront of the public and private sectors’ agenda. Efforts should include expanding accessibility, creating relevant content, enabling digital literacy, and ensuring affordable connectivity and digital solutions, therefore better preparing individual countries and the global community, as a whole, for a more connected, inclusive and sustainable future.
An earthquake shattered millions of lives in Nepal, UNDP is working to help people recover and rebuild stronger.
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