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  • 17 May 2013
    Experts and young people call for increased respect for the human rights of LGBT people in Asia

    Experts and youth from East and Southeast Asia called on the government and other authorities to protect the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people during a forum marking the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) at the University of the Philippines(UP)-Diliman.

  • 07 May 2013
    UNDP and World Bank pledge support to Philippines peace process

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and World Bank announced last week that they will offer a comprehensive support package to on-going peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a secessionist group in the south.

  • 30 Apr 2013
    UN, WB back peace process with MILF

    The World Bank and the United Nations are allocating $7 million in technical assistance to help ensure the success of the peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as well as facilitate the establishment of a Bangsamoro entity to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

  • 30 Apr 2013
    Moro Islamic Liberation Front, United Nations and World Bank Launch Advisory Facility to Support Peace Process in Southern Philippines

    The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), United Nations, and the World Bank signed today a new technical assistance program to support the peace process and the establishment of the Bangsamoro in Southern Philippines.

  • 22 Apr 2013
    Message of UNDP Country Director, Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka

    Launch of the Solid Waste Management Compliance Program, Office of the Ombudsman, Quezon City

  • 21 Mar 2013
    Reducing risks from natural hazards through the Resilience Project

    Philippines national, local and international agencies once again joined hands in efforts to reduce risks from and contribute to measures to quickly respond to natural disasters in the country.

  • 07 Mar 2013
    Message of the UNDP Country Director, Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka

    Memorandum of Agreement Signing: Enhancing Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration towards Building Community Resilience among National Government Agencies and Local Government Units in the Pasig-Marikina-Tullahan River Basin, Amihan Hall, PAGASA Science Garden, Agham Road, Quezon City

  • 21 Feb 2013
    Poverty and Environment Initiative for Inclusive Green Growth

    Keynote Address of UNDP Country Director, Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka, LGUs Advancing Good Governance for Greener, Inclusive Growth: Forum on the Utilization and Development of Natural Wealth, The Peak, Lancaster Hotel, Mandaluyong City

  • 21 Feb 2013
    Message of UNDP Country Director, Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka

    UN-REDD Corruption Risk Assessment (CRA) Results Validation, Cocoon Hotel, Quezon City

  • 05 Feb 2013
    DENR, DOT ink agreement to preserve ecotourism

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) inked an agreement with the Department of Tourism (DOT) to ensure that known ecotourism spots in the country are preserved and threatened species living in those areas are protected.

  • 04 Feb 2013
    Earth-friendly tourism come-ons to be pushed

    Imagine a bird-watching expedition to Mt. Hamiguitan in Davao Oriental. The highlight of the trip: a rare opportunity to see the Philippine eagle in the wild.

  • 17 Jan 2013
    Message of UNDP Country Director, Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka

    Launching of CCMRD Business Plan and MEA Portal Website,Dolce Latte, Quezon City

  • 05 Dec 2012
    Post-2015 development agenda beckons

    The UN and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) launched today a series of consultations leading to a Philippine position on what constitutes a framework for a post-2015 development agenda. This will be the country’s contribution to the global development agenda that is expected to build on the gains and lessons learned from the MDGs.

  • 29 Oct 2012
    Rising Urban Poverty and Inequality Hindering Asian Cities Ability to Tackle Climate Change

    Asia’s cities are central to the world’s battle against climate change. With the dual challenges of supporting the urban poor to adapt and reduce emissions, cities hold the keys to a sustainable and inclusive future. This was the message from a meeting of Mayors and Senior Officials from 10 city governments across Asia hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

  • 09 Oct 2012
    Women peacemakers honored at N-PEACE Awards

    Several women working for peace in the Asian region were honored Tuesday at the United Nations Development Program’s Engage for Peace, Equality, Access, Community and Empowerment (N-PEACE) Awards in Makati City.

  • 06 Jul 2012
    UNDP and CHR hold dialogue on HIV and human rights

    With the escalating increase in HIV epidemic in the Philippines, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) convened a landmark dialogue to discuss the situation and response on HIV and human rights in the country.