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Pandemic and political crisis could result in half of Myanmar’s population living in poverty by 2022, UNDP says

The combined effects of the two crises could put over a decade of progress on poverty reduction in the country at risk.  


Youth’s vital role for COVID-19 recovery in the ASEAN region

The symposium seeks to promote the implementation of the SDGs in ASEAN in a way that complements ASEAN’s Vision 2025 and elaborates on ways forward to integrate the SDGs at regional, national, and…  


UN calls for greater regional cooperation to ensure sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP, UNDP and the Asian Development Bank, jointly launch the latest edition of the Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership Report – Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leaving No Country Behind.  


World’s largest survey of public opinion on climate change: a majority of people call for wide-ranging action

UNDP's "Peoples' Climate Vote" reflects over half the world's population after results processed by the University of Oxford. Sixty-four percent of people believe climate change is a global emergency,…  


Reforming harmful laws and policies is essential to end AIDS by 2030 in Asia and the Pacific

Reforming laws and policies to ensure they are grounded in evidence and human rights is essential for an effective HIV response in Asia and the Pacific, says a new joint report by UNAIDS and UNDP.  


EU, UNDP Call on Youth Leaders to join ‘United Creatives’ for Digital Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka and the Maldives

UNDP and the European Union are calling on youth leaders, influencers, and creators to promote peace through digital action by joining a new regional programme in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.  


Broken societies put people and planet on collision course, says UNDP

An experimental global index offers a new measurement of human progress that illustrates the challenge of tackling poverty and inequality while easing planetary pressure.  



UNDP and Draper University launch impact venture accelerator to scale solutions for COVID-19 recovery

UNDP has partnered with the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Draper University, a pre-acceleration and entrepreneurship training support structure within Draper Venture Network, to accelerate and…  


Green Climate Fund invests $23.1 million towards building the climate resilience of Mongolian herder communities

UNDP-supported project to benefit close to one million vulnerable people in a nation where climate change is threatening natural resources and fragile ecosystems  

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