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  • 30 Jul 2013
    Latest human dev't report shows inequality among Phl provinces

    Provinces in Luzon topped the list of best performing provinces in human development while those in Mindanao languished at the bottom, the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) 2012/2013 Philippine Human Development Report (PHDR) showed on Monday.

  • 12 Jul 2013
    446 rare species of plants, animals found on Mt. Tapulao

    Experts found 304 species of plants and 142 species of animals, including rare and endangered ones, in Zambales’ Mt. Tapulao.

  • 11 Jul 2013
    Small-scale mines threaten Zambales mountain

    Chromite mining continues in Mt. Tapulao, which the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has confirmed to be home to rare plants and animals, according to former Zambales Gov. Amor Deloso.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    UNDP and USAID convene national LGBT dialogue

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community leaders and human rights advocates from around the Philippines gathered in Manila over the past two days to share knowledge and skills in an event organized by UNDP, USAID and TLF SHARE, Inc. This event, the Philippines National LGBT Community Dialogue raised many human rights issues of concern for LGBT communities and builds on the vibrant community to strategize and plan for advancing equality for LGBT people.

  • 30 May 2013
    Forum on “Corruption and Development – How Anti-Corruption Can be Integrated into Development Measures to Ensure Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth”

    The Hills Program, in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Office of the Ombudsman, held a forum on “Corruption and Development – How Anti-Corruption Can Be Integrated into Development Measures to Ensure Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth” at the Asian Institute of Management. The forum brought together government officials, business leaders, civil society representatives, and development partners as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Office of the Ombudsman.

  • 20 May 2013
    Protected areas confabs set in Negros Occidental

    Two national conferences on the management of protected areas will take place in Negros Occidental this week.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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