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2020 a key year for accelerating action on neglected diseases

The year 2020 holds high importance for sustainable development, including efforts to accelerate innovation, access and delivery of medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and other health technologies for…  


Seeking refuge - a family escapes ISIS

“People think that we can just go back home. But to where would we return? Our house is gone, our livelihood is gone, our dignity is gone. The Syria I know is dead."  


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…  


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…  


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.  


UNDP to support Nepal in developing capacity of province and local governments

The United Nations Development Programme in Nepal signed a US$ 10 million financing agreement with the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration(MoFAGA) to provide Technical Assistance to…  


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…  


Human development in Asia-Pacific region advances dramatically, but unevenly

The Asia-Pacific region has witnessed the steepest rise globally in human development. It leads the world in access to broadband internet and is gaining on more developed regions in life expectancy,…  


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…  


New Head of UNDP in Asia Pacific Region ready to support countries accelerate on their sustainable development pathways

Ms. Wignaraja, who is from Sri Lanka, was appointed as Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator of the UNDP by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.  

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