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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Dec 2014
Today, on International Anti-Corruption Day, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are supporting Pacific Islanders fight corruption and stop its corrosive effects in their communities.
09 Dec 2014
Low political will and poor coordination hold back anti-corruption efforts in Asia and the Pacific, says UNDP Report
Corruption remains a major hurdle to human development in Asia and the Pacific, where strong national policies to tackle corruption are often faltering due to a lack of political will and poor coordination, says a new report published by the United Nations Development Programme today.
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.
- 08 Dec 2014
02 Dec 2014
People in Matawalu Village have developed their own ‘Five Year Development Plan’ (2015-2020) that aims to relocate the village to a safer location by 2020.
27 Nov 2014
Wealth from extractive industries has the potential to more significantly boost the wellbeing of Papua New Guinea’s citizens. Yet the country’s development could be undermined if resources are not used in economically, socially and environmentally sustainable ways, says a new report by the UN Development Programme. The report points out that almost 40 per cent of the country’s population continue to live on less than one dollar per day with inequalities on the rise, despite strong economic growth as a result of extractive industries such as oil, gas and mining. Over 25 per cent of children are not attending schools, and two out of three women and girls in the country experience gender-based violence. The 2013 Global Human Development Index ranked Papua New Guinea 156 out of 187 countries.
25 Nov 2014
To coincide with November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, four United Nations agencies have launched a new initiative to prevent violence against women and girls in Asia and the Pacific, building on research that shows alarmingly high levels of violence in some parts of the region. Partners for Prevention Phase II (P4P 2) – a UN regional joint programme – combines the strengths of UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV. The programme’s new phase is aimed at increasing global knowledge of what works to prevent violence against women and girls by transforming harmful masculine norms associated with such violence.
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