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  • Climate change is a threat to rich and poor alike Oct 13, 2017

    International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction - Joint op-ed By Achim Steiner, Patricia Espinosa and Robert Glasser

  • “Sustainable development” makes good business case for the Philippines private sector Sep 20, 2017

    UNDP Philippines and the Philippine Business for the Environment produced the publication, Transformational Business: Private Sector Contributions to the SDGs, which documents the actual and potential contribution of the private sector in achieving the SDGs.

  • UNDP Kicks Off Country Research on Linkages between Corruption and Violent Extremism in the Asia-Pacific Region Aug 22, 2017

    On 22-23 August 2017, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)'s Anti-Corruption for Peaceful and Inclusive Societies in Asia-Pacific 2016-2020 (ACPIS) Project gathered in Manila, Philippines national country researchers, together with regional and global experts, to plan a new UNDP research report on the ‘Linkages between Corruption and Violent Extremism in the Asia-Pacific Region’.

  • #HackSociety 2017: Innovate with purpose, leave no one behind Aug 15, 2017

    Organized by Rappler and UNDP, and now on its 6th year, the Social Good Summit in the Philippines will challenge us to take this a step further and examine the purpose of innovation and will push back to the center stage the massive and urgent needs that society faces.

  • Inclusive Businesses helping achieve SDGs in the Philippines Aug 2, 2017

    UNDP, in partnership with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) and the Inclusive Business advocacy platform Business Call to Action (BCtA) launch New Horizons: A report on how the private sector is helping break the cycle of poverty and improve lives in Southeast Asia through Inclusive Business

  • Impact Hub and UNDP Announce International Finalists of Accelerate2030 Scaling Programme Jul 26, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Impact Hub announce the international finalists of the Accelerate2030 initiative, including a social enterprise from the Philippines.

  • Australia, UNDP boost support for social enterprises in the Philippines Jul 10, 2017

    The Australian Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are boosting support for and encouraging investment in social enterprises in the Philippines through the creation of an innovative partnership for social impact investing.

  • 10 SDG Solutions for Asia-Pacific Jun 6, 2017

    A new report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) showcases ten projects that are transforming the course of development in the Asia-Pacific region. Entitled “10 Solutions to Help Meet the SDGs,” the report describes large-scale projects in ten countries in the region – Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Solomon Islands and Timor Leste – that have demonstrably accelerated progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • Philippines to set voluntary commitments to protect the oceans May 16, 2017

    The Philippines will set its voluntary commitments to protect and conserve the oceans at the Philippine Ocean Conference to be held in Cebu City on 16-17 May 2017.The conference is in response to the United Nations’ call for concrete actions to protect the oceans and achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14: Life Below Water.

  • Exclusion and inequality lead to uneven development across Asia and the Pacific Mar 21, 2017

    The 2016 Human Development Report shows that in almost every country, several groups face disadvantages that often overlap and reinforce each other, increasing vulnerability, widening the progress gap across generations, and making it harder to catch up as the world moves on.