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  • 14 Oct 2014
    Asia-Pacific to maintain its growth momentum, UNDP and ADB

    Asian economies will continue to have stable growth in the coming years, says an Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) report presented today at a policy symposium jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and ADB.

  • 16 Sep 2014
    Gender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - Quarterly Newsletter vol.5 issue 3

    The 2014 third issue of the newsletter covers events and activities across the region on macroeconomics issues from a gender perspective. Download a copy to read about Indian Ocean Rim dialogue, training on gender-responsive economics and more…

  • 07 Aug 2014
    UNDP Asia-Pacific Director visits Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Mr. Haoliang Xu has returned to Port Moresby from a two-day visit to the Milne Bay province where he met with local and provincial leaders to discuss UNDP support for the region’s public finance management, achievement of Millennium Development Goals and promotion of human rights.

  • 11 Jul 2014
    Gender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - Quarterly Newsletter Vol.5 Issue 2

    The 2014 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 seminars on gender and economic policymaking in China, increasing women’s land and property rights and access and more…

  • 17 Jan 2014
    Match against poverty for Philippines recovery effort

    Legendary six-time World Referee winner, Pierluigi Collina, and international football players Deco, Pavel Nedved, Roberto Carlos, Fernando Hierro, are among the personalities that have confirmed they will join Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane at the 11th Annual Match Against Poverty taking place on 4 March at the STADE DE SUISSE National Stadium in Bern, Switzerland.

  • 23 Dec 2013
    UNDP and Development Partners commit to meet Bhutan’s National Priorities

    Bhutan —The United Nations Development Programme, and a range of development partners committed to reduce poverty, strengthen the economy, and sustainably develop infrastructure, at the recent 12th Round Table Meeting in Thimphu.

  • 20 Dec 2013
    Gender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - Quarterly Newsletter vol.4 issue 4

    The 2013 fourth issue of the newsletter covers events and activities across the region on macroeconomics issues from a gender perspective. Download a copy to read about the Asian regional conference on Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB), gender statistic manual and more…

  • 03 Dec 2013
    Changing the way women market vendors do business

    Rakiraki market vendors showed great appreciation for their newly launched business record keeping book tailored to their needs. The book allows them to keep track of their income, expenses and savings.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    #GivingTuesday2013: 8 days and counting

    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.

  • 08 Oct 2013
    UNDP commits to Trade Pasifika 2014

    Following a successful first regional trade expo in the Pacific by Pacific businesses in 2012, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for continued support for the 2014 expo.

  • 07 Oct 2013
    Korea plays international role in shaping new global development goals

    Seoul—International experts tackled how new global development goals can best end poverty and protect the planet at a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP hosted conference today.

  • 20 Sep 2013
    What next for Asia and the Pacific? Reducing poverty is no longer enough

    Bangkok–Zero poverty, better quality education and accountable government top the agenda for Asia and the Pacific as countries look to the future and their “unfinished business” with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While the Asia-Pacific region has made progress in pulling millions out of poverty, it remains off track in such basic areas as hunger, health and sanitation, according to a new UN report.

  • 09 Sep 2013
    Achieving inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities

    The urbanization process in the Asia-Pacific region is proceeding at unprecedented speed and scale. Rapid urbanization linked to economic growth brings new opportunities and challenges for sustainable and inclusive development. The pace of urban growth has caught many governments and communities in Asia and the Pacific unprepared. The demand for land, shelter, transport, energy supplies and social and environmental services has outstripped supply. The importance of cities to inclusive development and poverty reduction provides a compelling case for a greater and more strategic UNDP involvement in urban issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • 04 Sep 2013
    Gender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - Quarterly Newsletter vol.4 issue 3

    The 2013 third issue of the newsletter covers events and activities across the region on macroeconomics issues from a gender perspective. Download a copy to read about new UNDP project ‘Promoting Women’s MSMEs in South Asia, updates on GRB in Penang and more…

  • 22 Jul 2013
    Gender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - Quarterly Newsletter vol.4 issue 2

    The 2013 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 mobility of Thai nurses under ASEAN Economic Community and new resources.

  • 24 Jun 2013
    Pacific youth to take on organic agriculture

    The second in a series of workshops to build the skills of youth in organic agriculture concluded in Port Vila last week. Organic agriculture is a farming system that relies on working closely with the ecosystem without reliance on chemicals to increase yields or manage weeds and pests. Organic agriculture is also one of the areas attracting young farmers worldwide. Against the backdrop of an aging farming population in the Pacific, organic agriculture has been identified as a means to get more young Pacific Islanders involved in farming.

  • 29 Apr 2013
    Zero Hunger Challenge Comes to Asia and the Pacific

    The United Nations launched the Zero Hunger Challenge in Asia and the Pacific here today in the presence of top national leaders, calling on governments, farmers, scientists, business, civil society and consumers to join hands to end hunger in the region where the majority of the world’s undernourished people live.

  • 05 Apr 2013
    Accelerated action needed with 1,000 days to go on Millennium Development Goals

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners across Asia and the Pacific are today observing the milestone of 1,000 days to the end of 2015 – the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

  • 22 Mar 2013
    Rakiraki Marketvendors Show Financial Record Keeping Progress

    Market vendors in Rakiraki have embarked on a new journey by adopting specially prepared financial record keeping tools to track their income.

Contact UNDP in Asia and the Pacific
Cedric Monteiro, Regional Communications Adviser Phone: +91 11 4653 2346
cedric.monteiro@undp.org Fax: +91 11 2462 7612