Constitutional Review Committee Training Seminar kicks off in Tuvalu
Dec 9, 2016
A milestone training seminar kicked this week in Funafuti, Tuvalu to advance the country’s Constitutional Review Process. This is the first activity under the multi-year Tuvalu Constitutional Review Project implemented by the UNDP and the Government of Tuvalu to review the country’s Constitution in consideration of the country’s socio-economic and political context.
Shepherd Island continues to rebuild after a devastating cyclone through the Vanuatu Livelihoods for Resilience Initiative
Dec 8, 2016
Almost two years ago, Vanuatu was devastated by one of the strongest cyclones in the Pacific leaving thousands of people homeless. Through the Vanuatu Livelihoods for Resilience Initiative under the Tropical Cyclone (TC) Pam Recovery Project, the people of Shepherd Island in the Shefa Province of Vanuatu continue to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of TC Pam.
UNDP Continues Global Discussions On Implementation Of National Climate Plans With Dialogue In The Pacific Islands
Dec 6, 2016
A regional dialogue in Fiji kicked off today to discuss how countries can turn their national climate plans, or ‘Nationally Determined Contributions’ (NDCs), into concrete actions. Shifting from ambition to action will allow Pacific Islands to adapt to the increasing challenges of climate change while contributing to the global goal of keeping temperature rise below the agreed-upon 2 degree threshold.
Michelle Yeoh urges Asia-Pacific Governments to adopt UNDP Gender Equality Seal
Nov 24, 2016
Michelle Yeoh, award winning actress and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador called upon Governments and businesses in Asia and the Pacific to strive for gender equality.
Experts call for collective action to end TB in the Western Pacific
Nov 23, 2016
While there has been remarkable progress in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) in the Western Pacific region over the past two decades, the disease remains a major public health problem and a renewed effort is required to end the epidemic, said public health experts who gathered this week in Fiji for a regional TB meeting.
Businesses to play greater role in New Development Era in Asia-Pacific, says UNDP at Responsible Business Forum
Nov 23, 2016
At the fifth Responsible Business Forum, UNDP today called on business leaders to take a greater role in the new development era in order to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Asia and the Pacific's First Zero-Waste, Zero-Emission Business Forum in Singapore
Nov 15, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme and Global Initiatives, Singapore will welcome over 600 business and sustainability leaders, senior government officials, UN agencies, Non-Government Organisations from across the globe for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development in Singapore on 22-24 November 2016.
New study reveals gaps in Pacific HIV prevention efforts
Nov 14, 2016
Findings from a new joint study by the UNDP, UNICEF and the University of New South Wales indicate an urgent need for reforms in Pacific island countries to adequately address HIV and STIs among vulnerable populations.
United Nations holds first business forum on Sustainable Goals in Asia
Nov 8, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme and Global Initiatives will welcome over 600 global business leaders, senior government officials, UN Agencies and non-government organisations from across the globe for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development on 22nd-24th November at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
Solar power drives financial inclusion: MiBank pilots affordable solar loans platform in Papua New Guinea
Oct 21, 2016
A new pilot partnership in Papua New Guinea providing affordable green energy has the potential to drive the adoption and usage of financial services among rural low-income Papua New Guineans.