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  • 08 May 2014
    In partnership with UNDP, Gov’t agencies and LGUs come together to discuss how to fast-track implementation of recovery plans in nine hard-hit municipalities of Eastern Samar

    United Nations Development Programme and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched today ‘Harmonizing Agencies’ Initiatives for Post-Yolanda Actions’ (HAIYAN), a project aimed at the fast track implementation of recovery plans in nine of the hardest hit municipalities in Eastern Samar. Part of UNDP’s support to Yolanda recovery efforts, the project aims to synchronize recovery efforts of various line agencies and local government units by mapping out priority areas for funding.

  • 07 May 2014
    Urgent needs remain six months after super typhoon

    Six months after Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) struck the Central Philippines on 8 November, the humanitarian situation has stabilized across the affected regions. The progress remains fragile, however, as millions of survivors require ongoing assistance. The most pressing needs are related to shelter and restoring people’s livelihoods.

  • 07 May 2014
    UNDP heralds progress from emergency to recovery six months following Typhoon Haiyan

    Six months since one of the most destructive disasters hit the Philippines, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says the transition is well underway from emergency to recovery.

  • 07 May 2014
    RHRC, UNDP and EU Holds Human Rights Summit for ARMM

    The Regional Human Rights Commission in the Autonomous Region in Mindanao (RHRC-ARMM) yesterday held a Human Rights Summit at the Garden Orchids Hotel. At the Summit, the RHRC introduced a new peace and human rights project, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU), to key stakeholders from ARMM, particularly Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi (BASULTA).

  • 06 May 2014
    Message of UNDP Country Director maurice Dewulf

    Human Rights Summit, Garden Orchids Hotel, Zamboanga City

  • 05 May 2014
    United Nations opens up channels for direct participation of people in international decisions

    The United Nations will devote the first week of May to getting out the vote for its MY World opinion poll, organizing a multitude of activities in more than 50 countries to raise awareness of and boost global participation in its efforts to foster a conversation with the world's citizens that will better inform future international policy-making.

  • 03 May 2014
    Message of UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

    Message on World Press Freedom Day

  • 30 Apr 2014
    The Rise of Santa Fe

    Five months after the strongest typhoon hit the Philippines, Trinidad Bato-balono proudly pointed to the coast she helped clean with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She says businesses are slowly picking up; tourists are starting to return, and students are going back to school. Getting the port up and running was crucial in recovering the tourism industry. Despite the devastation of one ramp, ferry services have resumed regular operations, providing locals and foreigners access to hundreds of trips weekly from Hagnaya Warf in San Remigio to Sante Fe.

  • 22 Apr 2014
    Message of UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

    Message on International Mother Earth Day

  • 11 Apr 2014
    UNDP’s Match Against Poverty raises US$190,000 for the Philippines

    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.

  • 09 Apr 2014
    Reconstructing identities: UNDP supports frontline government services

    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.

  • 08 Apr 2014
    UN Philippines Statement on the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012

    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.

  • 07 Apr 2014
    Message of UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

    Message on World Health Day

  • 31 Mar 2014
    Deutsche Post DHL and UNDP launch second “Get Airports Ready for Disaster” workshop in the Philippines

    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.

  • 28 Mar 2014
    Australia and UNDP reaffirm partnership to help promote resilience and recovery in the Philippines

    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.

  • 28 Mar 2014
    UNDP and UNICEF join hands for waste management in Yolanda-affected areas

    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.

  • 28 Mar 2014
    UN Country Team Statement

    Signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro

  • 27 Mar 2014
    Japan and UNDP intensify support to Yolanda recovery efforts

    The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) forged an agreement today for additional support to Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) recovery and resilience in the Visayas. As the humanitarian response transitions from relief to recovery, the Japanese Government committed an additional USD 3.5 million (approx. Php 157 million) to support livelihood restoration and to strengthen local government systems and services.

  • 27 Mar 2014
    UN Development Chief reaffirms support to Typhoon Haiyan recovery

    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.

  • 25 Mar 2014
    UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights introduced to the Philippine business sector

    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.