Haoliang Xu: Statement at the Conclusion of the Sherpa Senior Officials Meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum in ManilaNov 11, 2015Statement of Haoliang Xu, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia Pacific, at the conclusion of the Climate Vulnerable Forum's Sherpa Senior Officials Meeting held at Kalayaan Hall in Malacanang Palaca, Manila on 11 November 2015.
Manila Coalition of Vulnerable Nations Raise Level of Ambition for Paris Climate AgreementNov 11, 2015The Climate Vulnerable Forum issues the Manila Communique which highlights the vulnerability of more than 1 billion people living in countries represented in Manila and already suffering serious consequences of global warming.
UN Opening Statement: Sherpa Senior Officers Meeting of the Climate Vulnerable ForumNov 9, 2015UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Ola Almgren's Opening Statement at the Sherpa Senior Officers Meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum held in Manila from 9-11 November 2015.
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Haoliang Xu: The Future of Development Cooperation in Asia and the PacificOct 5, 2015While we support the achievement of all 17 SDGs, UNDP has decided to especially focus on Goals 1, 10, and 16 -- poverty, inequality and governance.Our job is to support countries to eradicate poverty, and to do that in a way which simultaneously reduces inequality and exclusion, and avoids destruction of the environment. UNDP has been working on this agenda since the MDGs were launched, supporting countries to integrate such plans into their policies and working to strengthen capacity, share knowledge, and support access to finance.
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