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Youth’s vital role for COVID-19 recovery in the ASEAN region

The symposium seeks to promote the implementation of the SDGs in ASEAN in a way that complements ASEAN’s Vision 2025 and elaborates on ways forward to integrate the SDGs at regional, national, and…  


UN calls for greater regional cooperation to ensure sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP, UNDP and the Asian Development Bank, jointly launch the latest edition of the Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership Report – Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leaving No Country Behind.  


From Disaster to Opportunity: How Japan is leading tsunami preparedness in Asia and the Pacific

Experience is inevitable to make us better. 10 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, we look back on what we learned from the disaster.  


As the 2004 tsunami remains only in memory, Thailand scales up school preparedness

Exactly 16 years ago on what began as a regular Sunday morning, Ban Bangak school, in beautiful Phang Nga province in Thailand, was quiet. The students were at home and some teachers were marking a…  



UNDP and Draper University launch impact venture accelerator to scale solutions for COVID-19 recovery

UNDP has partnered with the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Draper University, a pre-acceleration and entrepreneurship training support structure within Draper Venture Network, to accelerate and…  


Coinciding crises: how COVID-19 and climate change are putting pressure on health systems worldwide – and how we can prepare for the future

It is hard to believe that in a few short months, it will be a year since we were first introduced to COVID-19.  


How can small islands reimagine tourism for a green recovery

The global travel ban has decimated many countries' economies.  


DX4Resilience

UNDP, in partnership with the Government of Japan, is undertaking a new project, DX4Resilience to strengthen disaster risk reduction and recovery by improving digitalization of disaster data through…  


Innovative Solar Mini-grids Project set to Bring Relief and Hope to Afghanistan Amid COVID-19 Crisis

A new UNDP project approved by the Green Climate Fund will lay the foundations for Afghanistan’s mini-grids market  

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