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...
UNDP Asia Pacific launches #RHDR2016 Twitter Contest
Apr 22, 2016
The UNDP Asia Pacific Bureau today announced a Twitter contest that awards the winners with an internship opportunity. This work experience is professional and academic in nature, offering insight into the substance and daily operations of the United Nations Development Programme world.
Cambodia Needs to Seize the Opportunities in Climate Finace
Apr 20, 2016
The government and its development partners need to put in place mechanisms to ensure that programmes impacted by climate change (or those with an impact on climate change) are identified at an early stage and designed accordingly, so that climate funds can be brought into the mix to co-finance these investments.
UNDP to Launch Report on People-Centered Development in Asia-Pacific in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Apr 13, 2016
“Over the past 65 years, the population in the region has tripled. Some countries have rapidly aged while others have seen a jump in the numbers of working-age people and youth. Our new report suggests how countries can turn these population trends into opportunities for sustainable development.”
Women in the Face of Climate Change: the Driving Force for any Solution
Mar 8, 2016
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fifth assessment report, the world will continue to be vulnerable to climate change regardless of low or high emission scenarios. Over the 21st century, world temperature will continue to rise and extreme precipitation events will become more intense and frequent. Developing countries such as Cambodia will bear the most burden of climate change impacts. It is inevitable that climate change effects such as floods, droughts, windstorms and seawater intrusion will have severe implications on the country’s development...
Haoliang Xu: “The 2030 Agenda Implementation in Asia and the Pacific” Remarks prepared for an event at Georgetown University on February 3, 2016 in Washington DC.
Feb 3, 2016
I am delighted to be at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University as a speaker at this important discussion on implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific.
Mine action in Cambodia: beyond clearing landmines
Jan 12, 2016
Over the last 20 years, Cambodia has made significant strides in cleaning up landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). Led by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), about 1,125 km2 of land has been “released” between 2003 and 2015. Land is released when reasonable efforts were done to identify, define and where all presence and suspicion of mines and ERWs were removed...
- Remarks by Napoleon Navarro, UNDP Cambodia’s Senior Policy Advisor, at a Signing Ceremony on Cost Sharing Agreement Between UNDP, CMAA and DFAT for Clearing for Results (CFR) Phase III Jan 12, 2016
Policies needed to sustain human development progress
Dec 15, 2015
Phnom Penh — The world of work is transforming with the advent of fast technological progress, globalization, aging societies and environmental challenges. This presents opportunities for some but profound challenges for many. The 2015 Human Development Report (HDR), launched on 14 December in Ethiopia, calls on governments to take into account the new realities of work and supplement these with policies that will sustain human development progress...
- National Forum on Women’s Leadership in the Public Sector and Politics Remarks by Ms. Setsuko Yamazaki UNDP Country Director Dec 14, 2015