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Highlights from the Asia Session at the 2019 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

The UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights is the global platform for stock-taking and lesson-sharing on efforts to move the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights from paper to…  


Cambodia: Changing Institutional Culture through a National-level Gender Group

In Cambodia, forestry is perceived as a male domain, while broader patriarchal attitudes are an impediment to women’s inclusion across several sectors. A provincial commune council chief in Cambodia…  


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.  


Bangladeshi women withstanding climate change

Forty-one year-old Dulali Ray and her husband, from Radhanagar village in Deluti Union of Khulna, a coastal district in Bangladesh, was hit hard by cyclone Aila in 2009.  


From chickens to baby goods: The journey to business success in the Solomon Islands

For Florence Isihanua, the chicken came first. After years of struggling to find a job or start a small business in the Solomon Islands, she felt poultry farming would be a profitable venture.  


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.…  


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…  

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