Asia’s First Zero-Waste, Zero-Emission Business Forum in Singapore
Nov 16, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Initiatives, Singapore will welcome over 600 business & sustainability leaders, senior government officials, UN agencies, NGOs from across the globe for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development (RBF) in Singapore on 22-24 November 2016.
UNDP Opens SDG Knowledge Exchange in Bangkok
Oct 24, 2016
“This Knowledge Exchange is a platform for sharing experiences that will allow us to accelerate SDG implementation,” said Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Director for Asia and the Pacific. “Our goal is to turn the 2030 Agenda vision into actions on the ground as soon as possible.”
Building the foundations for inclusive and sustainable economic growth in Cambodia
Oct 19, 2016
In summary, if the returns to labour are to be increased, Cambodia will need to diversify the economy providing productive employment opportunities for the 275,000 youths reaching the working age population annually (ILO, 2008). It also needs to make agriculture more productive to provide higher returns to labour to young people who would remain employed in rural jobs. Lastly, there is a need to enhance long-term savings to build-up financial assets and strengthen household resilience and set the foundations for inclusive and sustainable economic growth...
- Remarks by UNDP Cambodia's Country Director at the Official Launch of the Environmental Governance Reform (EGR) Project Oct 11, 2016
UNDP and Global Initiatives to co-organise Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development 2016
Sep 26, 2016
We are delighted to announce that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be working together with Global Initiatives, as co-organisers for the 5th annual Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, held once again at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 22 - 24 November 2016.
Human capital upgrading in Cambodia: Learning from the East Asian Experience
Sep 8, 2016
It would be tempting to think that Cambodia would need to invest in human capital first before reaping the benefits in terms of economic well-being. Fortunately, the East Asian experience shows that this wasn’t the case. The upgrading of human capital and economic and industrial upgrading wasn’t pursued in a simple linear fashion...
- Opening Remarks by Ms Setsuko Yamazaki, UNDP Cambodia's Country Director, at National Workshop on the National REDD+ Strategy At Sofitel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Aug 30, 2016
Better education and economic opportunities: Towards a life well-valued
Jul 12, 2016
With an average GDP growth of around seven percent in the last decade, Cambodia is much wealthier and has just become a Lower Middle-Income Country. But do people have enough to live the life they value? How much is enough and how can it be measured?
It's time to move towards environmental sustainability
Jun 6, 2016
To attain environmental sustainability and sustain Cambodia’s path to development, it is therefore more than timely that the government has recently decided to initiate an environmental governance reform...
UNDP: FASTEST POPULATION SHIFT IN HISTORY MEANS MAKE OR BREAK FOR ASIA-PACIFIC
Apr 25, 2016
Demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has never seen. An explosion in the working age population and a fall in birth rates that took a century in Europe are happening here in just 30 years...