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  • Promoting the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Philippines Mar 25, 2014

    Keynote Message of UNDP Country Director Maurice Dewulf at the Forum on Business and Human Rights, Shangri-la Hotel, Makati City

  • MDGs subnational reports launched Mar 24, 2014

    Ten (10) subnational status reports on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were launched during the 10th Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Network-Philippines National Conference held 24-26 March 2014. The reports highlighted the importance of monitoring subnational MDGs progress in the effort to localize the MDGs.

  • Message of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Mar 20, 2014

    Message for International Day of Happiness

  • The N-Peace Awards 2014: Join the search for inspirational stories of peace in Asia! Mar 19, 2014

    The N-Peace Awards shine a light on the tireless and often unrecognized efforts of both women and men who work with communities across Asia to achieve lasting peace. In its fourth year, N-Peace is excited to announce two new countries – Pakistan and Myanmar – and four new categories in the 2014 N-Peace Awards. The achievements of women at the grassroots level will continue to be celebrated with the ‘Untold stories – women transforming their communities’ awards that are selected online by the public. The four new categories will recognize work by the media, by a peace mobilizer at the national or regional level, by a young peacebuilder, and by an organization with a successful and innovative approach to community peacebuilding.

  • Message of UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon Mar 8, 2014

    Message for International Women's Day

  • Message of UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Mar 8, 2014

    International Women's Day Statement for UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

  • Film launched to highlight enormous recovery needs after Yolanda Mar 7, 2014

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Embassy of Switzerland today launched a short film, entitled: “The Football Wonder of Tacloban” by renowned Swiss filmmaker Michael Steiner, aimed at raising awareness and support to help meet enormous recovery needs across the typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated areas of the Philippines.

  • 21,000 Swiss Show Solidarity with the Philippines at 11th Annual Football Match Against Poverty Mar 5, 2014

    Last night the United Nations Development Programme again mobilized its team of top football players to compete against a European football club to raise both funds for and awareness of the extreme poverty challenges facing the world.

  • International line-up of football greats set to play for the Philippines tomorrow Mar 3, 2014

    A star-studded line-up of football greats is confirmed for tomorrow’s Match Against Poverty in Bern, Switzerland – proceeds of which will help support urgent recovery efforts for the millions still struggling to rebuild their lives after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

  • Getting back up on her feet Mar 3, 2014

    In the lead-up to UNDP’s global Match Against Poverty for the Philippines, meet Margarette Sosing – one of the young footballers who shares her story in an upcoming film by renowned Swiss Filmmaker, Michael Steiner to be showcased in front of a live stadium crowd in Bern, Switzerland tomorrow night, March 4 (8 PM), where UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors and football legends Zinédine Zidane and Ronaldo will rally their team of internationally renowned football players for a charity match against the Bern professional football club, the BSC Young Boys and Friends.