Press Releases

  • 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.


    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.”

  • 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...

  • Sweden extends financial support for climate change programme in Cambodia Nov 14, 2014

    PHNOM PENH, 14 November 2014 – Sweden granted 28,000,000 Swedish Krona (approx. US$3.8 million) on Friday to support an initiative implemented by the United Nations Development Programme to help Cambodia improve its capacity to respond to climate change impacts on its development.

  • UNDP Innovation Summit: Updating Development in Asia-Pacific Oct 30, 2014

    Bangkok – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) kicked off today a two-day interactive conference on innovative thinking. Its objective is to explore how innovation can help address development challenges in Asia and the Pacific, such as poverty, corruption, gender inequality, and environmental degradation.

  • UNDP global leader in transparency Oct 8, 2014

    New York —The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the most transparent aid organization, according to a leading global ranking released today. The 2014 Aid Transparency Index recognized UNDP for its “commendable performance” in publishing information beyond international standards this year, placing it first overall out of 68 major agencies evaluated worldwide.

  • 2014 International Women’s Day Statement for Helen Clark Mar 8, 2014

    This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.

  • Top Priorities for People Worldwide Sep 10, 2013

    New York, 10 September 2013