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Paving the way towards judicial excellence in Malaysia

The workshop which marked the first ever collaboration between the Malaysian judiciary and UNDP, provided an opportunity to discuss the findings from a comprehensive consultation within the judiciary…  


3 Ways Businesses Can Respect Human Rights

Businesses can do more to embrace the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.  


It takes two to tango: building the case for business integrity effectiveness

A collaboration piece between Bangkok Regional Hub and Istanbul Regional Hub on business integrity to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December)  


UNDP, Google Announce Creators for Change Fellows for Online Tolerance Video Projects in Asia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Asia and the Pacific and YouTube are pleased to announce the video projects and YouTube Creators chosen to take part in the Creators for Change…  


Viet Nam to Integrate Disaster Prevention Education in the National School Curriculum

The Government fo Viet Nam launched a five-year programme (2018-2023) to strengthen schools’ preparedness for natural hazards in Viet Nam. The success of UNDP’s disaster prevention projects lay the…  


UNDP, Google join forces with Asian YouTubers to challenge extremism online

The ‘Creators For Change’ initiative will see participants working with UNDP experts to learn more about online extremism, hate speech, unconscious bias, fake news, cyber bullying, and intolerance.  


Tsunami education vital to saving lives in Myanmar schools

“It was on December 26, 2004, when my friends heard a loud roar from the sea. Intrigued by the sound, they ran to the beach. When they saw a massive wave rushing towards them, it was too late."  


Tsunami drills in Thailand show that students can play an active role in their own emergency response

Emergency education and drills held in five tsunami prone schools in Thailand focused on empowering students to take a more active role in tsunami preparedness and response.  


Design-thinking, foresight and innovation are headline acts as UNDP Asia-Pacific rolls out new plan for the Sustainable Development Goals

Tech innovations, the latest thinking in global development and United Nations Development Programme's new Strategic Plan were the order of the day, as the agency's senior leadership in Asia and the…  


Assessing the impact of technology on jobs growth in Asia and the Pacific

Dr Yasuyuki Sawada, ADB Chief Economist, presented the main findings of the report and emphasised that technological development increases efficiency, which may negatively affect employment but will…  

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