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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…  


Broken societies put people and planet on collision course, says UNDP

An experimental global index offers a new measurement of human progress that illustrates the challenge of tackling poverty and inequality while easing planetary pressure.  


Green Climate Fund invests $23.1 million towards building the climate resilience of Mongolian herder communities

UNDP-supported project to benefit close to one million vulnerable people in a nation where climate change is threatening natural resources and fragile ecosystems  


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.  


World Leaders Pledge at the ‘Nature for Life Hub’ ahead of UN Biodiversity Summit

More than 20 Heads of State and Government and 6 Ministers committed to a Leaders Pledge for Nature at the Nature for Life Hub, Day 3 — the Global Ambition Day. With signatories from five nations…  


Asia-Pacific Urban Programme

Making cities inclusive, sustainable, resilient and safe is critical to achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP uses its comparative advantage, expertise and…  


The case for a universal basic income

It's time to add a new element to the policy packages that governments are introducing.  


Prepare To Win in Sri Lanka - Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness

After the 2004 Tsunami, Sri Lanka is committed to keeping investing in awareness and preparedness as an effective way to save lives.  


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.  


Decade of Action

UNDP is joining the SDG Decade of Action, a worldwide push to ensure all nations meet the 17 goals to end poverty, protect Earth and ensure everybody enjoys peace and prosperity.  

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