Youth network gives voice to development aspirations in Asia and the PacificJun 17, 2016Youth community leaders from over 10 countries in Asia and the Pacific announced, on Friday, a new network that will empower young people in the region to effectively engage with the Sustainable Development Goals, in partnership with UNDP and United Nations Volunteers.
The Lancet: Transgender rights are critical for the health and well-being of transgender people in Asia and the PacificJun 17, 2016Transgender rights received unprecedented recognition in Asia and across the world in 2015. However, a new Series published in The Lancet today reveals that public recognition has yet to translate into a concerted effort to support and improve the health and lives of transgender people.
UNDP, city of Seoul announce new innovation partnership to tackle challenges of Asia’s rapidly growing citiesJun 9, 2016The initiative, known as the City-I-LEAPS will facilitate City Innovation through Learning, Exchanging, Adapting, Prototyping and Scaling will go beyond the traditional transfer of knowledge by helping cities use design thinking, and concepts such as reverse engineering to design, adapt, and prototype services specific for the public sector.
China’s e-waste recycling app goes globalJun 2, 2016Participants from over 13 countries have come together to learn from China’s experience in managing the mounting e-waste recycling challenge, and be inspired by China’s e-waste management systems, practices, disposal and treatment technologies and how these can be applied and replicated throughout the world.
Film star Michelle Yeoh kicks off UNDP’s panda cub-naming competition to promote Global GoalsMay 31, 2016Award-winning global movie star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh has teamed up with UNDP’s first-ever Animal Ambassadors, two panda cubs, to kick off the Pandas for the Global Goals campaign. The highlight of the initiative is a worldwide competition with a once-in-a-lifetime prize: the opportunity to name the two rare baby pandas.
UNDP and Islamic Development Bank Sign Partnership to Support the Sustainable Development GoalsMay 18, 2016UNDP and IDBG will collaborate on shared priority areas such as crisis response and recovery, peacebuilding, poverty reduction, youth employment, innovation, disaster risk reduction, climate change, sustainable energy, capacity development, and knowledge sharing.
UNDP Committed to Helping Governments Meet SDGs TargetsMay 15, 2016Countries in the Asia Pacific region and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) are joining together this week to try to design, finance, and implement innovative solutions, to faster achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Gender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - Quarterly Newsletter vol. 7 issue 2May 6, 2016The 2016 second issue of the newsletter covers events and activities across the region on macroeconomics issues from a gender perspective. Download a copy to read about Financing for Advancement of Gender Equality, Achieving Gender Equality - Transforming Economies, call for participation, and new resources.
UNDP’s Helen Clark to provide keynote speech during IsDB Governors’ ForumMay 4, 2016UNDP Administrator Helen Clark will provide a keynote speech during the Islamic Development Bank’s (IsDB) Governors’ Forum. The Forum will take place on 18 May 2016, during the IsDB Annual Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia (15-19 May 2016).
Haoliang Xu: Speech at the Launch of the Asia Pacific Human Development Report 2016Apr 26, 2016Asia and the Pacific is at a crossroads. The population in the region tripled in the past 65 years to 4 billion. They are forming the largest working population the world has ever seen. There are now more working-aged people and fewer dependents than at any point in history, providing a springboard for growth. To be exact, 68 percent of people are of working age and only 32 percent are dependents. This is an opportunity.
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