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.
Fiji Access to Justice Project signed by EU and UNDP
Oct 19, 2016
European Union and the United Nations Development Programme have signed the Delegation Agreement on the implementation of the Project, Fiji Access to Justice. The USD 9.2 million project, Fiji Access to Justice is funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP for the period 2016 to 2020.
Agro-forestry Farming Approach to Boost Vanuatu’s Resilience
Oct 18, 2016
With Tropical Cyclone Pam impacts still fresh in the minds of many, there is an increasing focus on food security as well as domestic food production to support the resilience of local communities.
Pacific Islands Climate Outlook Forum focusses on disaster risk reduction and information relevance
Oct 17, 2016
The second Pacific Islands Climate Outlook Forum officially opened today with national, regional and international experts on climate services and disaster risk reduction present to explore common approaches and best practices for climate services that can be extended throughout the Pacific Island region.