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  • 19 Dec 2013
    Video: Waste Management Essential to Recovery

    UNDP launched today a new video explaining how waste management contributes to early recovery in the devastated areas across the Visayas. “Our initial estimates were 1.1 or 1.2 million cubic meters of debris around the town,” says Dr. Tim Walsh, UNDP waste management advisor in the video filmed in Tacloban.

  • 19 Dec 2013
    Message of UNDP Country Director, Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka

    1st State Conference on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption Implementation Review, Malacañang

  • 16 Dec 2013
    Humanitarian partners launch plan to help Typhoon Haiyan survivors

    The Humanitarian Country Team in the Philippines today launched its Strategic Response Plan (SRP), seeking US$791 million to assist families affected by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) over a 12-month period.

  • 16 Dec 2013
    Message of UNDP Country Director Toshihiro Tanaka

    Political Structure and Customary Laws Research and Documentation Output

  • 13 Dec 2013
    Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and government relief official lead donor mission

    Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Soliman and United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Luiza Carvalho jointly led a mission yesterday to areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) to show donors first-hand the progress in the response and ongoing urgent needs almost five weeks after the disaster struck the Visayas region of the Philippines on 8 November.

  • 12 Dec 2013
    Lessons for the Philippines from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

    Indonesian Senior Minister, Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, who oversaw the historic rehabilitation of Aceh after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, arrives in the Philippines today to provide insights into managing large-scale recovery programmes.

  • 11 Dec 2013
    Creative economy key to inclusive development in the post-2015 development agenda: UN Report highlights

    The presentation of the Creative Economy Report 2013, Special Edition, in New York provides a menu of options and analysis of practical choices for local leaders to support cultural and creative industries in the pursuit of more inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth, leading to the post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) era.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    UNDP partners with global industrial equipment company for post-typhoon clean-up

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and CNH Industrial, a leading global producer of agricultural and construction equipment, trucks and powertrain, launched a partnership in which CNH Industrial will provide free construction equipment and tractors during the extensive cleanup and recovery of the communities devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    Message of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

    Message on Human Rights Day

  • 09 Dec 2013
    Message of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

    Message on International Anti-Corruption Day

  • 09 Dec 2013
    Luiza Carvalho: "Encouraging progress" but long road ahead

    Humanitarian Coordinator statement: Typhoon Haiyan - One month on

  • 09 Dec 2013
    Message of UNDP Country Director, Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka

    University Integrity Tour, NCPAG, University of the Philippines

  • 08 Dec 2013
    One Month After: Building Back Sustainably

    Statement of UNDP Country Director Toshihiro Tanaka onemonth after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

  • 06 Dec 2013
    One month after Haiyan: Clean-up and recovery

    In the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, UNDP and its partners launched an early recovery programme, which began with emergency employment cash-for-work in debris and waste removal in the most affected areas.

  • 05 Dec 2013
    UNDP is expanding post-typhoon recovery projects to five provinces

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has allocated US$ 11 million to launch recovery programmes in Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) affected areas in five provinces. UNDP will open six offices that will manage emergency employment cash-for-work projects in debris clearing and rehabilitation of markets, schools, hospitals and other public spaces. The cash-for-work portfolio of activities will expand to cover re-establishment of livelihoods and local economy through repairs to dwellings and municipal buildings, shops and businesses, boats and farms.

  • 05 Dec 2013
    Message of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

    Message on International Volunteer Day

  • 04 Dec 2013
    UNDP announces mobile phone partnership to pay typhoon clean-up workers

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Landbank and mobile phone operator Smart signed an agreement today for a mobile phone money transfer system to pay those employed in emergency cash-for-work schemes in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). The three partners in the phone plan will distribute 50,000 mobile phones to beneficiaries who will enroll in one of the cash-for-work projects operated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), civil society or UN agencies in the areas affected by typhoon Haiyan.

  • 04 Dec 2013
    Typhoon Pablo-One Year After

    Message of Solidarity of UNDP Country Director, Toshihiro Tanaka, to Compostella Valley Governor, Arturo Uy, and Davao Oriental Governor, Corazon Malanyaon

  • 04 Dec 2013
    Humanitarian Coordinator statement on Typhoon Pablo

    One year after Typhoon Pablo (known internationally as Bopha) claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in the Philippines, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the country, Ms. Luiza Carvalho, called for continued support for people who lost their homes, loved ones and livelihoods in the tragic storm.

  • 03 Dec 2013
    Road to Recovery in the Philippines must be built for sustainable human development

    Just four weeks after super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines, the United Nations and its partners, with the Government’s guidance, are making significant strides in helping the country recover and build back sustainably, a UN development official said today.