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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…  


Myanmar’s Corruption Prevention Units

In Myanmar, poverty prevalence was reduced by half from 48.2 percent in 2005 to 24.8 percent in 2017. Combating corruption, which has reduced leakages of the public purse, has also improved as…  


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…  


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…  


Business Integrity Meeting

In order to drive socio-economic growth, facilitate domestic and cross-border trade, and mitigate the effects of climate change, countries in the Asia-Pacific region are investing heavily in large…  


From Discussion to Resolution: Fostering the Role of Women in Local Governance in Afghanistan

The equal participation of women in public affairs is essential, if we want to create inclusive and just societies.  


Telling stories and changing lives

In 2017 ISIS-affiliated groups attacked the city of Marawi, the Philippines. How can we stop violent extremism?  


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.  


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.  


Modern slavery is on the rise in Asia, but new laws show consumer pressure is working

In 2018, the International Labour Organization and the Walk Free Foundation estimated that 24.9 million people worldwide were being held captive as forced laborers, half of them in the Asia-Pacific…  

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