UNDP’s Match Against Poverty raises US$190’000 for the Philippines
Apr 11, 2014
The XI Match Against Poverty held last March in Bern, Switzerland raised US$190,000 for ongoing recovery efforts in the Philippines where more than 5,000 people lost their lives last November to Typhoon Haiyan.
Reconstructing identities: UNDP supports frontline government services
Apr 9, 2014
Sights and sounds of construction abound across the Typhoon Haiyan-affected areas. Rebuilding is well underway since the 8 November storm, but it’s not just buildings and infrastructure that need replaced.
UN Philippines Statement on the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012
Apr 8, 2014
The United Nations in the Philippines welcomes today’s ruling of the Supreme Court of the Philippines which upheld Republic Act 10354, or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012. Together with the Filipino people, the United Nations celebrates this landmark ruling which recognizes the basic human right of Filipinos to reproductive health.
Message of UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
Apr 7, 2014
Message on World Health Day
Deutsche Post DHL and UNDP launch second “Get Airports Ready for Disaster” workshop in the Philippines
Mar 31, 2014
Deutsche Post DHL and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a “Get Airports Ready for Disaster” (GARD) workshop at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Running from March 31 to April 2, 2014, the workshop prepares airport personnel for the logistics of emergencies, including handling high volumes of incoming goods and passengers in the aftermath of a disaster. The 52 participants are a mix of staff from airport operations, air traffic control, security and relevant disaster management agencies that play a vital role in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
Australia and UNDP reaffirm partnership to help promote resilience and recovery in the Philippines
Mar 28, 2014
The Government of Australia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed yesterday two new partnership agreements, reaffirming their commitment to help promote resilience and recovery in the Philippines. The first agreement reaffirms their joint commitment to continue assistance to the Philippines in reducing people’s risk to disasters across the country, while the second agreement commits to working together to provide technical expertise to support typhoon-recovery efforts across the Visayas.
UNDP and UNICEF join hands for waste management in Yolanda-affected areas
Mar 28, 2014
In a simple signing ceremony UNDP and UNICEF have officially confirmed their agreement for the implementation of US$ 3.5 million for waste management in Typhoon Yolanda affected areas. The project will be implemented by UNDP with funding provided by UNICEF.
UNCT Statement on the Signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro
Mar 28, 2014
Signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro
UN Development Chief reaffirms support to Typhoon Haiyan recovery
Mar 27, 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today wrapped up a two-day visit to the Philippines focused on post-typhoon recovery and support for the peace process in Mindanao.
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights introduced to the Philippine business sector
Mar 25, 2014
The United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights were today introduced to the Philippine private sector at a Forum on “Business and Human Rights”, held in the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Hosted by the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP), the Forum provided a platform for stakeholders to engage in dialogue on business and human rights, and to strengthen engagement towards the effective implementation of the Guiding Principles.