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  • 10 Nov 2014
    Hazard maps to boost warning system

  • 10 Nov 2014
    Involve typhoon victims in their own recovery process, UN official says

    Despite considerable progress in rehabilitation and recovery efforts in the areas devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, the real post-disaster picture one year after remains that of people still languishing and suffering from the long-lasting effects of the catastrophe.

  • 07 Nov 2014
    The ‘Time Has Come’ to Reduce Stigma in Health Care Settings for Sexual and Gender Minorities

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia-Pacific, Mr. Haoliang Xu, went to give the participants of the Regional Training of Trainers a surprise visit and welcome the 19 participants from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. This regional training aims to build a group of Master Trainers in Southeast countries to roll-out the implementation of the “The Time Has Come - Enhancing HIV, STI and other sexual health services for MSM and transgender people in Asia and the Pacific: Training package for health providers to reduce stigma in health care settings.”

  • 04 Nov 2014
    After world aid, gov’t must scale up Yolanda rehab

    UNITED NATIONS – Days after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated central Philippines in November 2013, white United Nations tents stood as a symbol of the massive global response to the disaster. Nearly a year later, the tattered canvas in Tacloban City showed a major challenge in the rehabilitation phase: permanent shelter.

  • 30 Oct 2014
    UNDP Innovation Summit: Updating Development in Asia-Pacific

    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.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    THE SECRETARY GENERAL -- VIDEO MESSAGE ON UNITED NATIONS DAY

    At 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.

  • 21 Oct 2014
    Biodiversity for Sustainable Development: Delivering Results for Asia and the Pacific

    This new publication is both a celebration of biodiversity work in Asia-Pacific region and a cautionary account of what is happening to the ecosystems that supports millions of lives and livelihoods in the region. “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development” was launched last 14 October 2014 by Nik Sekhran, UNDP Director of Sustainable Development, at the 12th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Each year on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we can recommit to that goal, and, in the words of the UN Secretary-General's message for this day this year, plan for a world where no-one is left behind.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    UNDP calls for greater community involvement to combat Ebola in West Africa

  • 13 Oct 2014
    UNDP global leader in transparency

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is the most transparent development organization, according to a leading global ranking report. 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.

  • 13 Oct 2014
    UNDP cited as most transparent

    THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) is the most transparent development organization, according to a recently released global ranking report. 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.

  • 10 Oct 2014
    International Conference on Governance Reforms Kicks Off in Davao

    The Philippine Society for Public Administration launched yesterday its three day international conference on governance reforms at the Waterfront Hotel. On the opening day, government and civil society partners of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), engaged in dialogue on three pressing topics currently gripping the Philippines.

  • 09 Oct 2014
    UNDP global leader in transparency

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the most transparent development 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.

  • 07 Oct 2014
    Coconut debris cleared by next year

    TACLOBAN CITY -- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is eyeing to clear by next year six million coconut trees that were toppled or uprooted by typhoon Yolanda a year ago. Eden P. Garde, UNDP project manager for UNDP’s Yolanda recovery program, said the UN agency has set aside P22.4 million for the clearing project.

  • 22 Sep 2014
    Youth calls for progressive thinking, inclusiveness and equality

    Recognizing the importance of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held a forum on “Diversity and Human Rights: A Forum on the legal and social environments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons and civil society in the Philippines” in Cagayan de Oro City. The forum was conducted in partnership with Oro Youth Development Council (OYDC) of Cagayan de Oro City Local Government, and two local NGOs Hulagway CDO and Tingug CDO.

  • 09 Sep 2014
    UNDP and NEDA launch the 2014 Human Development Report and the Philippines’ Fifth Progress Report on the Millennium Development Goals

    Manila – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) launched the 2014 Human Development Report and the Fifth Philippine Progress Report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) last August 20 at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City.

  • 02 Sep 2014
    REPORT HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY-RELATED PROJECTS IN CATALYZING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES

    Apia, Samoa, 2 September 2014—Sustainable development is vital for Small Island Developing States to help reduce poverty, promote human development, and build resilience, says a new publication produced jointly by the UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

  • 20 Aug 2014
    Closing Message of UNDP Country Director, Maurice Dewulf

    Closing Message at the National Launch of the 2014 Human Development Report and the Fifth Philippine Progress Report on the Millennium Development Goals

  • 20 Aug 2014
    Opening Message of UNDP Resident Representative, Luiza Carvalho

    Opening Message at the National Launch of the 2014 Human Development Report and the Fifth Philippine Progress Report on the Millennium Development Goals

  • 20 Aug 2014
    UNDP, UNICEF collaborate to restore documentation services of Yolanda-hit LGUs

    20 August 2014, Manila -- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed today an agreement to provide assistance in restoring the documentation services of LGUs severely affected by Typhoon Yolanda. With a budget of over USD 1 million provided by UNICEF, UNDP will implement the project in 10 selected municipalities and cities in Eastern Samar and Eastern Leyte, focusing on civil registration services and prioritizing vulnerable groups such as women, children and poor families.