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.”
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
UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific reveals why some men use violence against women and girls
Sep 10, 2013
A 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.