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17 Dec 2014
Humsafar Trust and Voluntary Health Services join the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme as national Sub-Recipients in India
Delhi – Two Indian non-governmental organizations, Humsafar Trust and Voluntary Health Services, have joined a multi-country programme responding to the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people in South Asia.
15 Dec 2014
New UN Report highlights possible wide ranging impacts of Free Trade agreements on human rights in the Pacific
A new report, jointly produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) and the World Health Organization (WHO) shows how trade, development and human rights need to be brought together in a more integrated and inclusive manner for the benefit of Pacific Islanders.
09 Dec 2014
Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka joins the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme as national Sub-Recipient
Colombo – Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka (FPA Sri Lanka) has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a Sub-Recipient under the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme – a regional programme addressing the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people in South Asia.
24 Nov 2014
While Nepal is often cited as a progressive country in terms of equal rights for sexual and gender minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country continue to face a wide range of obstacles as individuals and as a community, according to a new comprehensive report released today.
19 Nov 2014
Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people make up an alarming proportion of new HIV infections in Asia. Estimates by the Commission on AIDS in Asia predict that these two population groups could make up half of all new HIV infections in Asia by 2020. In Pakistan, these key populations have traditionally been neglected in national HIV responses. However, this is beginning to change as a result of efforts by the Naz Male Health Alliance, under the Multi-Country South Asia (MSA) Global Fund HIV Programme – a regional HIV programme funded by the Global Fund and for which UNDP is the Principal Recipient.
19 Nov 2014
Lhak-Sam joins the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme as national Sub-Recipient to strengthen MSM and transgender communities in Bhutan
Thimphu – Lhak-Sam, the network of people living with HIV in Bhutan, has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a Sub-Recipient under the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme.
07 Nov 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia-Pacific, Mr. Haoliang Xu, went to give the participants of the Regional Training of Trainers a surprise visit and welcome the 19 participants from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
30 Oct 2014
In a recent survey of sexual and gender minorities in Nepal over 60 percent of respondents reported experiencing at least one incident of abuse or discrimination, and over one-third reported discrimination or abuse in three or more public settings. The research methodology and study was implemented through the Williams Institute and the Blue Diamond Society (BDS).
22 Oct 2014
Mongolian LGBT People Face Social Stigma and Violence Despite Policy Changes: Comprehensive UNDP-USAID Country Report
Mongolia’s first report assessing the challenges for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities reveals they still face discrimination despite significant government policy changes that protect their rights.
03 Oct 2014
New commitment for advancing HIV-sensitive social protection - a sound investment in human capital and equity issue
Despite significant progress in lifting Cambodians out of poverty and in access to HIV treatment allowing People Living with HIV (PLHIV) to increasingly lead a healthy and productive life, PLHIV and other key affected population still face disproportionate social and economic hardships and can easily fall below the poverty line.
16 Sep 2014
Thailand’s LGBT Communities Continue to Face Social Stigma Despite Visibility: Comprehensive UN-US Country Report
Thailand’s first report assessing the challenges facing and opportunities available for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities notes that LGBT people enjoy significant visibility in a generally tolerant and welcoming society. Nevertheless, LGBT people continue to encounter social stigma in various settings and are afforded limited job opportunities.
27 Aug 2014
Faith leaders, government and civil society come together to uphold human rights and access to health for sexual minorities in South Asia
Religious leaders and faith-based organizations have a crucial role to play in upholding the human rights of sexual minorities and ensuring appropriate and accessible health services, including for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, participants affirmed at a South Asia Regional Consultation on Faith, Cultural Diversity, Access to Health and HIV this past week in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
19 Aug 2014
Yangon - More than 60 people representing the communities affected by HIV, TB and cancer, as well as health service providers and policy makers last week participated in a consultation on Myanmar’s draft intellectual property law, marking an important step ensuring that community voices are included in the new legislation.
13 Aug 2014
First comprehensive analysis of the legal and social environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in China shows progress made but much work still needed.
07 Aug 2014
“Cure the problem not the people”: Landmark report on LGBT rights in Cambodia presents facts, experiences, and recommendations
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Cambodia continue to face abuse and discrimination at home, at school, in the workplace and in the media. LGBT rights advocates are calling protection from ill treatment and for equal opportunities, according to the first comprehensive report of its kind released today.
22 Jul 2014
Tackling HIV requires courageous and committed policy-makers and law-makers said the UN’s development chief at the 20th International AIDS Conference.
16 May 2014
Bangkok – Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people across Asia continue to face discrimination and violence because of their sexual orientation and gender identity, and are unable to access the same rights and services as other citizens of their countries.
30 Apr 2014
The Asia-Pacific region is both contributing to and taking advantage of the global ‘knowledge bank’ of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its response to the HIV epidemic.
30 Apr 2014
The media can be a positive force for improving the human rights and health of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people in South Asia, says a new joint report developed by Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR) and UN Development Programme (UNDP).
30 Jan 2014
Many of the policies and approaches used to reduce new HIV infections in Asia and the Pacific could be effective in stemming the growing threat of diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other emerging development issues, says a new UN Development Programme (UNDP) report.
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