UN Under-Secretary General lauds PHL leadership in development issues
Oct 10, 2013
United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan called on Acting Foreign Affairs Secretary Rafael E. Seguis at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on October 09. Ms. Grynspan conveyed the UNDP’s appreciation for its dynamic and exemplary partnership with the Philippines.
PH+SocialGood: The Social Good Summit in Manila
Sep 25, 2013
The Philippines kicked off the global Social Good Summit (SGS) 2013 with a conference in Manila last Saturday, September 21. Convened by Rappler in partnership with UNDP and Google, the local summit focused on how technology and social media can help in mitigating the impact of natural disaster and climate change.
Latest human dev't report shows inequality among Phl provinces
Jul 30, 2013
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.
446 rare species of plants, animals found on Mt. Tapulao
Jul 12, 2013
Experts found 304 species of plants and 142 species of animals, including rare and endangered ones, in Zambales’ Mt. Tapulao.
Small-scale mines threaten Zambales mountain
Jul 11, 2013
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.
UNDP and USAID convene national LGBT dialogue
Jul 1, 2013
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.
Forum on “Corruption and Development – How Anti-Corruption Can be Integrated into Development Measures to Ensure Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth”
May 30, 2013
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.
Protected areas confabs set in Negros Occidental
May 20, 2013
Two national conferences on the management of protected areas will take place in Negros Occidental this week.
Experts and Young People Call for Increased Respect for the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People in Asia
May 17, 2013
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.
UNDP and World Bank pledge support to Philippines peace process
May 7, 2013
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.