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UNDP launches Ocean Innovation Challenge

UNDP launches a new call to action— Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC) to accelerate progress on SDG 14 targets. The OIC seeks innovations that are transferable, replicable and scalable. The Challenge…  

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.  

Making a Dent: Plastic Waste and Circular Economies

A new UNDP and Alberta Energy initiative is exploring how a different way of thinking, informed by systemic design, and spanning two continents, might be able to accelerate progress on the waste…  

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…  

Creating a culture of innovation in Bangladesh

Soumic Ahmed, a recent graduate of civil engineering from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, said, “Right at the beginning of my university life, I came across a video on social media…  

Why we're investing in women-owned businesses in the slums of Bangladesh

The litmus test is whether businesses can sustain beyond their seed funding. So far, we’re seeing over 60% of the participants continue their business after the initial six months.  

The Future of Leadership is Gender Equal

UNDP is hosting its first private sector-focused dialogue on the critical issue of women's leadership position in the private sector from 29-30 August 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. It aims to deliberate…  

ASEAN-China-UNDP 2019 Symposium: Innovation in Achieving the SDGs and Eradicating Poverty

This Symposium serves as knowledge-sharing platform for policy makers from ASEAN Member States and relevant stakeholders on the potential strategies to strengthen the role of innovation in achieving…  

Islamic finance going digital: Blockchain as a tool to catalyze multi-billion Waqf for SDGs

By 2020, the global size of Islamic finance is projected to reach a whopping level of US$3 trillion, coincidentally equaling the size of the global annual gap in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…  

Cooperation between Countries Paves the way to Prosperity

To tackle development’s toughest challenges we must work together, and share resources, expertise, and knowledge  

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