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11 Nov 2013
Emergency Relief Coordinator allocates US$25 million from Central Emergency Response Fund to support emergency aid for the Philippines
The Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, today announced the allocation of US$25 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of the destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
11 Nov 2013
Secretary-General's briefing to the General Assembly
10 Nov 2013
The United Nations and the humanitarian community have ramped up critical relief operations following the devastating super typhoon that hit the Philippines on 8 November. However, access remains a key challenge as some areas are still cut off from relief operations.
09 Nov 2013
Philippines - United Nations team arrive in Tacloban City and report scenes of absolute devastation in path of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
A United Nations Disaster Assessment Coordination Team (UNDAC) arrived this morning to Tacloban and found scenes of total devastation in the city where Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) first struck. The roads are impassable from the airport to the town and the only means of travelling is by helicopter.
09 Nov 2013
The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the extensive loss of life and the serious damage to homes and infrastructure in the Philippines as a result of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda).
08 Nov 2013
Philippines - United Nations and its partners prepare to support Government in response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
The United Nations in the Philippines and its partners are supporting the Government in assessing the damage currently being caused by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda). The super typhoon made landfall in Guiuan on Samar Island at 4.30 a.m. and is currently making its way across the country.
29 Oct 2013
Secretary-General concerned about security of United Nations personnel, humanitarian workers in increasingly challenging environments
“United Nations personnel serve in an increasingly dangerous environment and encounter a variety of threats not previously encountered in the history of the Organization,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a report to the General Assembly released today. Citing the safety and security of United Nations personnel as his highest priority, the Secretary-General also appeals to Member States and host Governments to support all measures of safety and security to improve the operational environment for United Nations personnel and humanitarian workers.
25 Oct 2013
Philippines - UN and partners seek US $46.8 million to respond to acute needs after Bohol earthquake
The United Nations and humanitarian partners in the Philippines are launching an action plan that seeks US$46.8 million, to meet the acute needs of the victims of the Bohol Earthquake. The plan supports Government priorities including emergency shelter for 344,000 displaced and homeless people, water, sanitation and hygiene, debris removal and coordination, as well as other life-saving interventions.
24 Oct 2013
Message on United Nations Day
23 Oct 2013
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the top-ranked multilateral organization in aid transparency according to a leading global ranking released today. Publish What You Fund’s 2013 Aid Transparency Index recognized UNDP for its “ambitious” efforts to publish information beyond international standards this year, placing it fourth overall out of 67 major donors evaluated worldwide.
22 Oct 2013
UNDP honored eight Asian peace activists from conflict countries at its third annual N-Peace awards ceremony that was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 22 October. The N-Peace Awards spotlight women who demonstrate leadership in building peace, and men who work with women for gender equality. This high-level event concluded an annual regional campaign promoting over 90 peace advocates in Asia, whose personal stories inspired over 70,000 online supporters. Each of the winners has influenced peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste.
21 Oct 2013
UN exec supports Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, says conditional cash transfer breaks cycle of poverty
In a meeting with Sec. Corazon ‘Dinky’ Juliano-Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, United Nations (UN) Undersecretary General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), expressed support for the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer Program (CCT), known locally as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), and underscored its importance in breaking the cycle of poverty.
18 Oct 2013
Financial Literacy Campaign-“Peso-Sense” launched in Philippines with USD220,000 funding from the Western Union Foundation and Western Union® Agents
A nation-wide Financial Literacy campaign - “Peso-sense” - was launched today with a funding pledge of USD220,000 by the Western Union Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Western Union Company, and Western Union Agents Petnet and eBusiness Services.
18 Oct 2013
Message by UNDP Country Director Toshihiro Tanaka at the Launching of National Financial Freedom Campaign, Assembly Hall, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Manila
17 Oct 2013
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
17 Oct 2013
Statement on the International Day for Eradication of Poverty
16 Oct 2013
Message on World Food Day
13 Oct 2013
Message on the International Day for Disaster Reduction
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10 Oct 2013
The Joint Migration and Development Initiative Phase 2 Project (JMDI 2) is launched today in the Philippines as part of a Php430 million three-year global project to be implemented in eight different countries to promote the contribution of migration for development at the local level.
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- Building resilience remains a key priority in protecting lives and assets in the Asia and the Pacific, highlights the recently-released report, "The Natural Disasters in Asia and the Pacific: 2014 Year in Review". Released by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) the report notes that more than half of the world’s 226 natural disasters occurred in the Asia and Pacific region last year. And although it was a year without a single large-scale catastrophe caused by an earthquake or tsunami, the region experienced severe storms, cross-border floods and landslides, which accounted for 85 percent of all disasters, it said. In addition, more than 6,000 fatalities were caused by natural disasters, compared to 18,744 deaths in 2013, and an estimated 79.6 million people were affected by natural disasters across the Asia and Pacific, according to the report. Thursday AT 08:04 PM
- "The inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are core to the sustainable development agenda and for human rights for all." - UNDP Administrator Helen Clark's message at the Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Persons’ Human Rights & Health in Asia and the Pacific Thursday AT 05:05 AM
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