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  • UNDP: FASTEST POPULATION SHIFT IN HISTORY MEANS MAKE OR BREAK FOR ASIA-PACIFICApr 25, 2016Demographic 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, BangladeshApr 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 progressDec 15, 2015Phnom 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 CambodiaNov 14, 2014PHNOM 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-PacificOct 30, 2014Bangkok – 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 transparencyOct 8, 2014New 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 ClarkMar 8, 2014This 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 WorldwideSep 10, 2013New York, 10 September 2013

  • UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific reveals why some men use violence against women and girlsSep 10, 2013A UN study of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific, released today, found that overall nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner, ranging from 26 percent to 80 percent across the sites studied. Nearly a quarter of men interviewed reported perpetrating rape against a woman or girl, ranging from 10 percent to 62 percent across the sites.

  • Cambodia, China and UNDP launch joint cassava projectMay 22, 2013Phnom Penh – A trilateral agriculture project worth US$400,000 provided by China has been unveiled to assist Cambodia in boosting its cassava production for export. Senior officials from Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and UNDP in Cambodia signed an agreement at a launching ceremony on Tuesday, 21 May, formally kick-starting implementation of the China-Cambodia-UNDP Trilateral Cooperation Cassava Project – Phase II.

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