Australia, UNDP boost support for social enterprises in the Philippines
Jul 10, 2017
The Australian Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are boosting support for and encouraging investment in social enterprises in the Philippines through the creation of an innovative partnership for social impact investing.
Government of Myanmar visits the Philippines for knowledge exchange on the Sustainable Development Goals
Jul 7, 2017
A delegation from the Government of Myanmar (GoM) visited the Philippines from 19 – 23 June 2017 and met with Philippine Government counterparts and civil society representatives to learn and share knowledge on the systematic integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in legislation, planning, advocacy, monitoring, and budgeting.
10 SDG Solutions for Asia-Pacific
Jun 6, 2017
A new report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) showcases ten projects that are transforming the course of development in the Asia-Pacific region. Entitled “10 Solutions to Help Meet the SDGs,” the report describes large-scale projects in ten countries in the region – Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Solomon Islands and Timor Leste – that have demonstrably accelerated progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Philippines to set voluntary commitments to protect the oceans
May 16, 2017
The Philippines will set its voluntary commitments to protect and conserve the oceans at the Philippine Ocean Conference to be held in Cebu City on 16-17 May 2017.The conference is in response to the United Nations’ call for concrete actions to protect the oceans and achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14: Life Below Water.
Exclusion and inequality lead to uneven development across Asia and the Pacific
Mar 21, 2017
The 2016 Human Development Report shows that in almost every country, several groups face disadvantages that often overlap and reinforce each other, increasing vulnerability, widening the progress gap across generations, and making it harder to catch up as the world moves on.
KOICA, UNDP help communities “build back better” after Typhoon Yolanda
Mar 17, 2017
Communities in Eastern Visayas, including in Samar and Eastern Samar, now have more disaster-resilient infrastructure and livelihood with the support of the government and international development partners like the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Recovery efforts continue for Eastern Visayas communities with disaster-resilient infrastructure
Mar 15, 2017
More than three years after Super Typhoon Yolanda hit Visayan provinces, recovery efforts continue for communities with the recent turnover of disaster-resilient infrastructure supported by the European Union in Tacloban and Palo in Leyte and in Balangkayan, Hernani and Quinapondan in Eastern Samar.
Vulnerable Countries from Asia-Pacific Meet to Invest on Climate Action
Mar 8, 2017
inance ministers and senior officials from 15 developing economies across Asia and the Pacific met at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila to discuss enhanced economic and financial responses to climate change.
- Haoliang Xu: Speech on "The Changing Role of UNDP in Asia-Pacific" at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs Feb 16, 2017
Mindoro local officials, UNDP, DENR to work together to localize biodiversity action plan
Jan 23, 2017
Legislators and local chief executives of the province of Mindoro are committing full support to localize the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (PBSAP) 2015-2028 and biodiversity financing in Mindoro Island.