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Championing Women’s Inclusion in Forests and Climate Change Action: 11 Years of Lessons from UNDP’s involvement in REDD+

It is hard to overstate the importance of forest ecosystems to human wellbeing and progress. Forests not only serve as an essential carbon reserve that must be maintained to limit global warming,  


Viet Nam: Unlocking the Entrepreneurial Power of Indigenous Women to Protect Forests

As the morning mist rises over the green mountains, Lo Lo May straps a straw-woven basket on her back and heads into the surrounding forest with her sister and the other women of Chu Kan Ho village.…  


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…  


UNDP Sri Lanka hosts inaugural Responsible Business and Human Rights National Dialogue

On October 6th, UNDP Sri Lanka hosted the inaugural Responsible Business and Human Rights National Dialogue organized in close cooperation with the Human Rights Commission and the National Global…  


Remarks by UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Crisis Bureau Asako Okai at the 2019 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

When businesses decide to drive human rights considerations through their operations, they can empower women, enhance child health and well-being, ensure decent work, and strengthen the foundations…  



Gender, Disability and Disaster Risk Reduction: The Role of Intersectional Leadership on DRR

Natural Aceh is an organization based in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, supported by N-Peace initiative, that works on increasing the visibility of Women, Peace and Security advocates.  


Walking the path of recovery, in yellow flip-flops in Lao PDR

Quick, mischievous eyes, a round face and a sweet smile betray the depth of the thoughts of 30-year-young Meuang Sombath. “My work made me confident, it helped me speak up on behalf of the thousands…  


Gender Equality Dispatch - Issue 4 - November 2019

With the upcoming Asia-Pacific Regional Review of the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration we want to take this opportunity to share stories about how we are leveraging UNDP’s diverse projects…  


Business and Human Rights Lab: Testing Assumptions

UNDP Business and Human Rights Unit hosted the third B+HR Lab on October 31st, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of the event was Testing Assumptions.  

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