http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles2013-11-25T22:47:17.217ZArticlesAdobe CQ5Changing the way women market vendors do firstname.lastname@example.orgRakiraki 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. http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/12/03/changing-the-way-women-market-vendors-do-business2013-12-03T04:41:19.975Z2013-12-03T04:41:19.975ZSupport charitable giving on #GivingTuesdaynoemail@noemail.orgsupaporn.daophisesThis year, UNDP is joining the #GivingTuesday campaign for the first time, adding a global dimension to this powerful day of volunteerism and philanthropy.http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/25/support-charitable-giving-on-givingtuesday2013-11-25T03:24:14.251Z2013-11-25T03:24:14.251Z'The Time Has Comeemail@example.comHIV now affects men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people in much greater proportions than the general population. Projections of the HIV epidemic in Asia indicate that close to 50 percent of all new HIV infections occurring annually will be identified among MSM by 2020. In many Asian cities MSM already make up the majority of new HIV infections. Experts now recognize that in order to stop the spread of HIV among MSM and transgender people, limiting access to health care and prevention services and failure to fully recognize other basic individual rights must stop. Access to adequate health services and social support programmes is a fundamental human right.http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/20/-the-time-has-come-2013-11-21T01:58:27.236Z2013-11-21T01:58:27.236ZPhilippines: UN releases US$25 million to fund emergency firstname.lastname@example.orgThe United Nations today announced an emergency allocation of US$25 million to fund critical relief efforts in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which carved a trail of destruction across the Central Philippines on 8 November.http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/11/philippines-un-releases-us-25-million-to-fund-emergency-response2013-11-12T09:18:27.230Z2013-11-12T09:18:27.230ZUNDP and Korea push forward energy access plan for Asia's email@example.comOver 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.http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/10/30/undp-and-korea-push-forward-energy-access-plan-for-asia-poor2013-11-01T03:26:36.575Z2013-11-01T03:26:36.575ZWomen peace activists in Asia take center stage at UNDP gala award firstname.lastname@example.orgUNDP honored eight Asian peace activists from conflict countries at its third annual N-Peace awards ceremony that was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 22 October. The N-Peace Awards spotlight women who demonstrate leadership in building peace, and men who work with women for gender equality.http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/10/22/women-peace-activists-in-asia2013-10-22T10:20:14.316Z2013-10-22T10:20:14.316ZAsia-Pacific experts invited to apply for advanced training on ‘waste to energy for developing countries’email@example.comExperts in Asia-Pacific countries are invited to apply for a five-day advanced training course on ‘Waste to Energy for Developing Countries’ to be held on 25–30 November 2013 at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/10/18/experts-invited-to-training-on-waste-to-energy2013-10-21T07:25:03.905Z2013-10-21T07:25:03.905ZBangladesh and India scale up to save lives, improve the reach of justice, and bring information to those who need it firstname.lastname@example.orgThree case studies illustrate a range of initiatives that started small and grew nationally with support from UNDP, and strong partnerships with governments, donors, and local communities.http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/11/scale-up-efforts-in-bangladesh-india2013-09-11T09:35:07.954Z2013-09-11T09:35:07.954ZAchieving inclusive, resilient and sustainable email@example.comThe 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.http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/09/achieving-inclusive-resilient-and-sustainable-cities2013-09-20T04:10:53.169Z2013-09-20T04:10:53.169ZGender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - Quarterly Newsletter vol.4 issue firstname.lastname@example.orgThe 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…http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/04/asia-pacific-gem-newsletter-vol-4-issue-32013-09-04T09:59:25.393Z2013-09-04T09:59:25.393ZMyanmar talks good local email@example.comRepresentatives from Government of Myanmar, civil society representative, academic institutions, Members of Parliament, as well as development partners discussed local governance at a national conference on “Good Local Governance and People-Centered Services – What Can We Learn from Best Practices in the Region?”http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/08/22/myanmar-talks-good-local-governance2013-09-04T06:44:12.031Z2013-09-04T06:44:12.031ZNew report investigates the sustainable energy opportunities and challenges in Asia and the Pacificnoemail@noemail.orgsupaporn.daophisesNew 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.http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/08/14/new-report-SE4ALL2013-09-06T07:09:36.077Z2013-09-06T07:09:36.077ZQuarterly Newsletter: Gender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - vol.4 issue firstname.lastname@example.orgThe 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.http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/07/22/asia-pacific-gem-newsletter-vol-4-issue-22013-08-29T04:24:07.839Z2013-08-29T04:24:07.839ZZero Hunger Challenge Comes to Asia and the Pacificnoemail@noemail.orgsupaporn.daophisesThe 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.http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/04/29/zero-hunger-challenge-comes-to-asia-and-the-pacific2013-07-29T04:47:36.017Z2013-07-29T04:47:36.017ZArt Exhibit by Sex Workers from ASEAN countries “Yet, still we dance!”email@example.com‘Yet, still we dance’ was a unique art exhibit with works created by sex workers from eight ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste. More than 50 sex worker artists were involved in creating this exhibit using a range of mediums including sculpture, painting, fabric, and photography. It ran for 10 days at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/04/04/art-exhibit-by-sex-workers2013-08-22T12:45:06.934Z2013-08-22T12:45:06.934ZStay tuned! New UNDP/Discovery Channel documentary 'One Simple Solutionfirstname.lastname@example.orgFlip 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.http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/03/28/undp-discovery-documentary-one-simple-solution2013-08-26T05:02:45.142Z2013-08-26T05:02:45.142ZPacific Commits to Bold Steps to Harness Human Development Gains from Extractive Industriesnoemail@noemail.orgshobhna.decloitreThe increasing global demand for natural resources has opened up potential markets for Pacific Island countries which have sought-after resources like oil, gas and minerals both on the land and in the seabed. http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/03/20/pacific-commits-to-bold-steps-to-harness-human-development-gains-from-extractive-industries2013-07-16T05:00:21.508Z2013-07-16T05:00:21.508ZGender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - Quarterly Newsletter: vol.4 issue email@example.comThe 2013 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 new gender economics course in Thailand, Australia cancelled time use survey, and new resource.http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/03/19/asia-pacific-gem-newsletter-vol-4-issue-12013-08-29T04:40:08.634Z2013-08-29T04:40:08.634ZGreater Collaboration Between Health and Trade Sectors - Part of Pacific's Response to NCDs Crisisnoemail@noemail.orgian.mungall[February 15 - Nadi, Fiji] While discussions were being held in the Pacific this week on the issue of trade and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark has called for swift, firm measures to halt a global surge in diseases such as cancer and diabetes, saying they belong “permanently on the global development agenda.”http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/02/15/greater-collaboration-between-health-and-trade-sectors-part-of-pacific-s-response-to-ncds-crisis2013-07-16T05:08:02.529Z2013-07-16T05:08:02.529ZOne Simple Solution - Micro-hydro power plants bring energy and big changes to mountain communities in Nepalnoemail@noemail.orgsupaporn.daophisesAccess 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.http://www.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/01/28/one-simple-solution-micro-hydro-power-plants--nepal2013-08-23T04:54:46.653Z2013-08-23T04:54:46.653Z