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27 Feb 2015
Bangkok – A landmark regional dialogue convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this week in Bangkok provided a unique platform for advancing rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The dialogue was supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other partners.
24 Feb 2015
Bangkok – The Embassies of Sweden and the United States to Thailand, along with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched a US$8 million regional project to help safeguard the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Southeast and East Asia, in Bangkok today.
23 Feb 2015
Young people can bring about cultural change in attitudes and behaviours towards corruption, have the vitality and perspective that needs to be heard, and the creativity and innovation that is needed to address this complex agenda.
23 Feb 2015
Three youth from the Pacific have been identified as winners of a Capturing Corruption photo contest and have won an all expenses trip to Fiji to attend the Pacific Youth Forum against Corruption, which began yesterday.
20 Feb 2015
From gamification to design-thinking, UNDP’s Asia Pacific innovations featured at the UAE Government Summit
UNDP’s innovations to rethink ‘business as usual’ in development were among an array of new ideas showcased at a major government summit held in Dubai last week.
18 Feb 2015
New plans to build water reservoirs and provide farmers with timely information on weather patterns could benefit more than a quarter of a million people in drought-prone central Myanmar, the United Nations Development Programme said this week.
10 Feb 2015
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has wrapped up a two-day visit to Indonesia, where she met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, ministers, and Parliament Speaker Setya Novanto and senior Members of Parliament.
06 Feb 2015
A national Climate Finance and Risk Governance (CFRG) Assessment is being undertaken by Tonga’s Ministry of Finance and National Planning. The study assesses Tonga’s national plans and policies on climate change and disaster risk reduction, funding sources, expenditure and public financial management, institutional coordination, human capacity, development effectiveness, and gender and social inclusiveness.
05 Feb 2015
Transgender and hijra activists call for improved health, living conditions and enabling legal environment
Kathmandu, Nepal – Transgender people and hijra activists from South Asia called for more evidence-informed policy and laws to improve health, living conditions and overall well-being of their communities, at a consultation this week in Kathmandu.
02 Feb 2015
Bangkok, Thailand – Participants from 58 countries at a global forum on public health called for health equity to be placed at the centre of discussions on new development targets that will replace the Millennium Development Goals later this year.
29 Jan 2015
Bangkok, Thailand – Government delegates, civil society and UN partners gathered in Bangkok this week for the Asia Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS, held at the UN Conference Centre from 28 to 30 January.
26 Jan 2015
Innovation, Scaling, Partnerships - UNDP launches Regional Report: ‘Achieving Development Results in Asia and the Pacific, 2013-2014’
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Achieving Development Results in Asia and the Pacific’, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented in 2013 and 2014. “The report documents the achievements of UNDP’s US$2 billion delivery in the region during the past two years, focusing on key priority areas: innovative solutions to persistent development challenges and scaling up those solutions for greater impact,” said Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator.
26 Jan 2015
The 2015 first issue of the newsletter covers events and activities across the region on macroeconomics issues from a gender perspective. Download a copy to read about what can climate finance learn from gender budgeting?, Asia-Pacific Conference on Beijing+20 Review and more…
21 Jan 2015
Islamabad, Pakistan – A new report, jointly released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Country Team and the National AIDS Control Programme of Pakistan, calls for adoption and revision of laws and policies to create a more effective national HIV response that will mitigate the impact of HIV and promote and protect the human rights of key populations and vulnerable groups.
18 Jan 2015
Youth from around the Pacific region are being encouraged to capture images of the effects of corruption and to enter the images in a photo contest that could win them an all-expenses paid trip to Fiji to attend the Pacific Youth against Corruption Forum in February 2015.
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18 Dec 2014
Opening Statement by Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific, at the Ministerial Meeting of Asia-Pacific LDCs on Graduation and Post-2015 Development Agenda
The theme of this meeting – LDCs Graduation and Post-2015 Development Agenda – is an important and timely one. This is important meeting because graduation represents a major milestone for any LDC. Though graduating from the LDC group is at the centre of the LDC’s development agenda, the progress in the last 40 years is not very encouraging.
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.
15 Dec 2014
Public awareness, transparency, strong industry participation, the ability to enforce codes, and a good grounding in law and ethics were identified by Pacific media practitioners as some of the many important conditions for a regional media self-regulation model to work effectively.
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