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  • Barangay residents given free coco lumberJul 1, 2014Ormoc City, Philippines — A total of 151 families who were typhoon Yolanda victims in the hinterland village of Hugpa of this city were the first recipients of free coco lumbers from the United Nations Development Programme.

  • PHL Human Development Report wins 2014 outstanding book awardJun 19, 2014The National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines (NAST PHL) has announced that the 2012/2013 Philippine Human Development Report (PHDR) will be the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Book Award. The 2012/2013 PHDR with the theme Geography and Human Development is the 7th in the series of Reports which began in 1994.

  • Parks for Development, Parks for Communities, Parks for LifeJun 17, 2014From Bhutan’s sacred mountain where flags flap in a bitter wind, to a bird’s eye view of a herd of yaks in the sprawling Tibetan Plateau, to the warm waters of a lagoon in Madagascar, to a classroom in Nepal where a young boy recites the alphabet: some images are immediately recognisable.

  • Philippines wins UNDP Social Innovation Fund for Anti-CorruptionJun 16, 2014The Philippines bagged the USD 50,000 award for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Social Innovation Fund for Anti-Corruption. A joint initiative of the UNDP’s Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (GAIN) and the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (APRC), the fund is part of a regional programme that pilots innovative anti-corruption initiatives.

  • United Nations opens up channels for direct participation of people in international decisionsMay 5, 2014The 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.

  • Reconstructing identities: UNDP supports frontline government servicesApr 9, 2014Sights 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 Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights introduced to the Philippine business sectorMar 25, 2014The 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.

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

  • 21,000 Swiss Show Solidarity with the Philippines at 11th Annual Football Match Against PovertyMar 5, 2014Last 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.

  • Getting back up on her feetMar 3, 2014In 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.