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Promoting the human rights of people with disabilities

Like all of us, persons with disabilities enjoy the universal human rights to knowledge, education, employment, political, and social and economic participation in society – with dignity and without…  


Harnessing sports to raise awareness on HIV & STIs

Sport is increasingly being used as an effective tool to respond to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Samoa.  


Climate change and Asia’s deadly dengue fever outbreaks

It has been difficult to scroll through my newsfeed on social media for the past couple of months without feeling alarmed. In Bangladesh, the situation with dengue fever was dire, with people urgently…  


Miss Galaxy Pageant blazes a trail for acceptance of trans women in Tonga

As a result of widespread social stigma, discrimination, violence and abuse, transgender people are often pushed to the margins of society and are unable to access the social services, including…  


Creating Connections: South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

The twelve stories in this publication showcase the depth and breadth of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, across Asia and the Pacific.  


Improving pricing and procurement of health technologies to advance universal health coverage

Well-managed policies and approaches for the pricing and procurement of health technologies are vital for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to ensure the availability and affordability of…  


Government Co-financing in India to accelerate achievement of national development priorities

Fully aligned with the national development agenda, UNDP’s work in India is aimed at bridging capacity gaps and removing implementation bottlenecks.  


Canada to support lesbian, bisexual and trans women’s economic empowerment in the Philippines in partnership with UNDP/Being LGBTI in Asia and the Pacific

UNDP is proud to welcome Global Affairs Canada as a new partner to the Being LGBTI in Asia and the Pacific programme, with the signing of an agreement to support work on economic empowerment of…  


LGBTI Activists Call for Social and Legal Reforms on Zero Discrimination Day

In order to end discrimination and achieve broad acceptance for LGBTI people across South Asia, coordinated and strategic advocacy efforts to advance both legal and social reforms are needed, said…  


Leveraging South-South exchange for strong, resilient health systems

The Access and Delivery Partnership is expanding efforts to promote South-South exchange and learning to boost access and delivery of health technologies for tuberculosis, malaria and neglected…  

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