Little things that can make a big differenceJun 18, 2015The launch of the Valley Fault System Atlas has tipped us in direction we should very much welcome. It has provided us the basis on which we can make informed decisions.
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- VIDEO MESSAGE ON UNITED NATIONS DAYOct 24, 2014At this time of multiple crises, the United Nations is needed more than ever. Poverty, disease, terrorism, discrimination and climate change are exacting a heavy toll. Millions of people suffer from exploitive and unsafe working conditions. The global economy remains an uneven playing field.
Barangay residents given free coco lumberJul 1, 2014Ormoc City, Philippines — A total of 151 families who were typhoon Yolanda victims in the hinterland village of Hugpa of this city were the first recipients of free coco lumbers from the United Nations Development Programme.
PHL Human Development Report wins 2014 outstanding book awardJun 19, 2014The National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines (NAST PHL) has announced that the 2012/2013 Philippine Human Development Report (PHDR) will be the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Book Award. The 2012/2013 PHDR with the theme Geography and Human Development is the 7th in the series of Reports which began in 1994.
The topography of disaster risk reduction: UNDP maps out hazard awareness in typhoon-affected communitiesJun 17, 2014The conversation has begun in some of Typhoon Haiyan’s hardest hit communities thanks to a mapping project implemented by Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that began this week in Tacloban, Philippines.
Parks for Development, Parks for Communities, Parks for LifeJun 17, 2014From Bhutan’s sacred mountain where flags flap in a bitter wind, to a bird’s eye view of a herd of yaks in the sprawling Tibetan Plateau, to the warm waters of a lagoon in Madagascar, to a classroom in Nepal where a young boy recites the alphabet: some images are immediately recognisable.
Philippines wins UNDP Social Innovation Fund for Anti-CorruptionJun 16, 2014The Philippines bagged the USD 50,000 award for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Social Innovation Fund for Anti-Corruption. A joint initiative of the UNDP’s Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (GAIN) and the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (APRC), the fund is part of a regional programme that pilots innovative anti-corruption initiatives.
Message of UNDP Country Director Maurice DewulfMay 29, 2014Building an Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda: Strengthening South-South Cooperation, Manila, Philippines
Message of UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moonMay 22, 2014Message on the International Day for Biological Diversity
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- Since its creation in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have saved the lives of millions and improved conditions for many more due to concerted global, regional, national and local efforts. While gaps do remain, the MDG experience has demonstrated what can be achieved with adequate resources, sound strategies and political will. The final scorecard for the MDGs is now available at http://j.mp/1T5NqtL 15 hours ago
- Through the initiative of the Resilience and Preparedness toward Inclusive Development (RAPID) program, local government units in Typhoon Yolanda-affected areas are participating on the survey on Climate and disaster Exposure Database (ClimEx.db). The database shall be the source of valuable information for the preparation of climate and disaster risk-sensitive comprehensive development and land use plans, contingency plan, as well as guide the community-based initiatives of RAPID. The survey will adopt a tablet-based application, ClimEx.db, in the collection of household, building and production area data, which allows faster and more efficient data gathering, processing, and data analysis – veering away from the traditional paper-based surveys. Data are georeferenced, allowing their use in geographic information system platforms and overlay with thematic and hazard maps. The RAPID Program is being implemented by the Climate Change Commission as a component of Project Climate Twin Phoenix, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme and the Australian Government. 16 hours ago
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