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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.  


A “new possible” for justice after COVID-19: towards digital, open and inclusive courts

The current crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, not only a health crisis, but a socio-economic one, poses tremendous threats to our lives and communities, yet at the same time opens up avenues…  


Gender Equality Dispatch - Issue 5 - May 2020

Transforming the Future of Work for Gender Equality (TFOW4GE)  


COVID-19 amplifying inequalities for transgender people

As the COVID-19 crisis began to unfold, countries around Asia and the Pacific began locking down. The roll-out of COVID-19 measures and the realization of imminent massive economic shocks have brought…  


Designing COVID-19 Policy Responses for those Small Enough to Fail

We highlight key considerations for designing COVID-19 policy responses to support those ‘small enough to fail’ and to rebuild our economies in ways that reduce their vulnerability in the long run.  


Social and Economic Impact of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Asia-Pacific

COVID-19 = Health Crisis + Economic Crisis Discover here the socio-economic impacts of Covid-19 (coronavirus) and how we need to respond to it.  


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%…  


Why Inclusive Innovation Matters and Needs a Direction—strategies for making it happen

We believe that there is a major opportunity for policy makers in the Asia Pacific region to play an active role in creating the conditions for a different type of innovation.  


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…  


On International Human Rights Day, EU and UNDP Sign Partnership Agreement to Address Human Rights Issues in Business Operations in Asia

On International Human Rights Day, the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement to jointly implement the four-year programme, “Business and…  

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