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26 Nov 2014
The United Nations Development Programme has received a global award for its work with the ratification and early implementation of a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury.
11 Nov 2014
UNDP partners with Conservation International, the World Bank, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Global Environment Facility to showcase more than 100 nature-based solutions to tackle global development challenges
07 Nov 2014
Samoa is set to adopt a whole-of-government approach to climate change adaptation through a US$12.3 m initiative the Pacific island state launched on Friday, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme.
14 Oct 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has produced a book that is both a celebration of biodiversity work in the Asia-Pacific region and a cautionary account of what is happening to the ecosystems that support millions of lives and livelihoods in the region.
19 Sep 2014
Ha Noi—The new Green One UN House, nearing completion on Hanoi’s busy Kim Ma Street, has become the first building project in Viet Nam to achieve a provisional gold Lotus rating from Viet Nam’s Green Building Council.
15 Sep 2014
USAID and UNDP team-up to boost developing countries’ access to climate finance at a region-wide forum
Government officials from over 20 nations in Asia and the Pacific, including some of the region’s least developed countries, are meeting in Siem Reap today to share with one another how they are strengthening their public financial management systems to better access and manage climate financing for supporting their national aspirations on climate resilient development.
05 Jun 2014
Climate dialogue has become increasingly significant at community level and communicating a scientific concept such as climate change is challenging.
15 May 2014
Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Australia commit to protect and manage a globally significant ocean region
An important tropical region that plays a vital role in the circulation of the world’s oceans stands to benefit from a Ministerial Declaration that was signed here today.
21 Mar 2014
An invasive vine in Samoa is now being harnessed as a new source of renewable energy.
17 Mar 2014
A joint China-India climate change study explores how the two populous countries can confront climate change and increase reliance on low carbon technologies.
14 Jan 2014
Companies in the highly polluting steel-rerolling sector in India are introducing measures to improve energy efficiency as a result of a partnership between UNDP and the Ministry of Steel.
25 Nov 2013
This year, UNDP is joining the #GivingTuesday campaign for the first time, adding a global dimension to this powerful day of volunteerism and philanthropy.
08 Nov 2013
Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator: Statement for the 2013 Annual Cluster Meeting UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
This statement focuses on the evolving development landscape in Asia and the Pacific, and how UNDP’s new strategic plan positions it to support countries to meet their development priorities and address emerging challenges.
30 Oct 2013
Over forty Korean and international experts gathered in Seoul today to push forward a Korea-UNDP partnership to boost energy access for the poor in the Asia-Pacific region.
07 Oct 2013
International conference in Bangkok examines ways to calculate the value of nature for national accounting purposes
Statisticians, economists, ecologists and policy makers from across Asia will meet in Bangkok during 8th to 10th of October to define ways of calculating the value of natural resources that could reshape the way country success is measured.
03 Oct 2013
The deep sea a place mostly undiscovered and unregulated, is now facing large-scale industrial exploitation as mining of the deep seabed for minerals becomes a reality.
14 Aug 2013
New report from UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre investigates the sustainable energy opportunities and challenges in the region in relation to poverty reduction and development. It is produced in line with the United Nations Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL), which seeks to reach three goals by 2030: Universal access to modern energy; double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
14 May 2013
More than 40 development experts from across the Pacific today met to discuss existing and potential ways to incorporate Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), such as social media and mobile phone technology, into climate change, disaster risk and development programmes.
28 Mar 2013
Flip a switch, plug in a cord, push a button...the power of electricity is a given in the modern world, but for 1.3 billion of the Earth's people, energy production infrastructure is not available for heating, cooking or even lighting one's way.
28 Jan 2013
One Simple Solution - Micro-hydro power plants bring energy and big changes to mountain communities in Nepal
Access to clean and affordable modern energy is critical for social and economic development. Worldwide, about 1.5 billion have no access to electricity, and 1 billion more have access only to unreliable electricity networks. In the Himalayan country, Nepal, the towering mountains are a formidable obstacle to the people who need modern energy. Only 20 percent of the mountain villages have access to electricity.
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