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  • Impact hub and UNDP announce international finalists of ACCELERATE2030 scaling programme Jul 26, 2017

    Together, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Impact Hub are excited to announce the international finalists of the Accelerate2030 initiative. Accelerate2030 is a cross-border scaling program for positive social and environmental impact launched by Impact Hub Geneva in 2016 with UNDP as the founding partner. The mission of Accelerate2030 is to scale the impact of ventures that contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to help them develop sustainable corporate culture in line with their values...

  • Enhancing the economic and social impact of special economic zones Jun 29, 2017

    UNDP and the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc signed a Memorandum of Understanding. It serves as the very first agreement under the new United Nations Social Impact Fund on the establishment of partnerships between UNDP and social impact investors in the country to ensure the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030…

  • 10 SDG Solutions for Asia-Pacific Jun 5, 2017

    Entitled “10 Solutions to Help Meet the SDGs,” the report describes large-scale projects in ten countries in the region – Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Solomon Islands and Timor Leste – that have demonstrably accelerated progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...

  • Cambodia has region’s fastest growth rate in human development Mar 22, 2017

    From 1990 to 2015, Cambodia’s annual HDI growth rate of 1.84% has outpaced the average in East Asia and the Pacific, currently at 1.35%, making it among the top seven countries in the world with the fastest HDI growth rate...

  • Switzerland supports Cambodia’s mine action sector with US$3.5 million through the Clearing for Results project, implemented by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) and UNDP from 2017 to 2019 Jan 13, 2017

    Building on its financial support from 2013 to 2015, the Government of Switzerland has committed an additional US$3.5 million to Cambodia’s demining sector, from 2017 to 2019. The fund will support the Government to maximize mine action results on human development in poor communities in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Pailin, through Phase III of the Clearing for Results project. The project is also supported by the Australia Government...

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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 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.”