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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,…  


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.  


Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), UNDP stands with LGBTIQ+ people and partners to resist injustice, support community engagement, and help transform…  


Remarks by UNDP Deputy Regional Director for Asia Pacific and Director of Bangkok Regional Hub, Christophe Bahuet at the 2020 Intl. Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

"This year’s IDDRR day is unique – first and very obviously because it takes place within the context of the COVID-19 disaster" - Read the full speech of Christophe Bahuet on the occasion of the 2020…  


Remarks by UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Crisis Bureau Asako Okai at the 2019 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

When businesses decide to drive human rights considerations through their operations, they can empower women, enhance child health and well-being, ensure decent work, and strengthen the foundations…  




Special Address by UNDP Administrator - UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights

If businesses drive respect for human rights across their operations and value chains, they can induce positive changes in the lives of millions of people that are also directly linked to the 17 SDGs.…  


International Women’s Day

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner's Statement on International Women’s Day - 8 March 2019. Theme: ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change’  


The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives

"The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives" - Read Achim Steiner's official statement for the annual celebration of women's empowerment and advocacy for gender equality.  

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