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New tool to help businesses ensure human rights are respected in the COVID-19 response and recovery period

A new tool will help businesses consider and manage the human rights impacts of COVID-19 response and recovery in their operations.  


COVID-19 Recovery Must Deliver Universal Health Insurance, Safety Nets and Affordable Internet Access, Says UNDP

The report: “Position Note on the Social and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Asia-Pacific,” calls on countries in the region to avoid returning to the pre-pandemic environmentally unsustainable…  


COVID-19 policy responses for those small enough to fail

In Asia-Pacific, the crisis is projected to wipe out seven percent of working hours – equivalent to 150 million full-time workers – in the next quarter, with informal sector workers most vulnerable.  


Transparency and Accountability for the People of Solomon Islands

Recognizing that corruption affects the effectiveness and efficiency of the public service and costs governments’ millions of dollars in losses, the Government of Solomon Islands, through the Office…  


Youth Co:Lab survey reveals how COVID-19 is affecting youth-led businesses in Asia-Pacific

2. Of the young entrepreneurs who report that coronavirus has negatively impacted their business, 88% have experienced reduced customer demand, 34% have experienced supply chain disruptions, 26%…  


COVID-19: Looming crisis in developing countries threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality

The growing COVID-19 crisis threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries, not only as a health crisis in the short term but as a devastating social and economic crisis over the months and…  


2020 a key year for accelerating action on neglected diseases

The year 2020 holds high importance for sustainable development, including efforts to accelerate innovation, access and delivery of medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and other health technologies for…  


UNDP launches Ocean Innovation Challenge

UNDP launches a new call to action— Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC) to accelerate progress on SDG 14 targets. The OIC seeks innovations that are transferable, replicable and scalable. The Challenge…  


Announcing the winners of the 2019 N-Peace Awards

With backgrounds in fields such as policy, journalism, and psychology, each award winner uses their skills to move the needle forward on women, peace, and security.  


UNDP to support Nepal in developing capacity of province and local governments

The United Nations Development Programme in Nepal signed a US$ 10 million financing agreement with the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration(MoFAGA) to provide Technical Assistance to…  

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