Asia and the Pacific

News Centre

Media Enquiries

Latest from news centre


Alluvione: Girl power to combat floods in Indonesia

All-Women Team at Hackathon Fest 2021 Develops a Solution to Help Safeguard Vulnerable Communities from Future Flooding  


UNDP and the Japan Bosai Platform work together to Accelerate Digitalization in Disaster Risk Reduction for Vulnerable Groups

Under the DX4Resilience project funded by the Government of Japan, UNDP, in partnership with the Japan Bosai Platform (JBP), launched a joint initiative to boost vulnerable groups’ resilience to…  


New Human Rights Due Diligence training materials released to help businesses ensure human rights are respected

UNDP launched new Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) training materials and tools today to help businesses prevent, mitigate, and account for potential human rights abuses in their operations and…  


97 percent of Afghans could plunge into poverty by mid 2022, says UNDP

Afghanistan teeters on the brink of universal poverty. As much as 97 percent of the population is at risk of sinking below the poverty line unless a response to the country’s political and economic…  


From little thing, big things grow – the story of ClearPlate

ClearPlate, a youth-led social enterprise from China, is proving that small actions can make a big impact in their campaign against the global problem of food waste.  


Healthcare at your fingertips – the story of Linecare

In a world accelerating toward more and more connectivity, a team of youth from Asia-Pacific is harnessing that connection through digital technology to provide healthcare for everyone - healthcare at…  


A water refill app to engage people for systemic climate action – the story of Robin Lewis

Long before Robin Lewis started mymizu, he was on a path of making a difference through working on humanitarian relief and climate policy issues. But there was always something brewing. A desire to do…  


UNDP Statement on Afghanistan

UNDP joins the call of millions of Afghans and others around the world for peace, respect for human rights, and access to development assistance for all in Afghanistan -- irrespective of their gender,…  


A New Digital System Drives Bhutan's COVID-19 Vaccination Success

In just one week, Bhutan successfully rolled out the second dose of its national COVID-19 vaccine campaign to more than 60 percent of its population, making this remote country the second most…  


Side Event HLPF - Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leaving No Country Behind

Kanni Wignaraja's remarks at the "Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leaving No Country Behind" side event of the High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development.  

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Asia and the Pacific 
Go to UNDP Global