Press releases

  • 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.

  • KOICA, UNDP help communities “build back better” after Typhoon Yolanda Mar 17, 2017

    Communities in Eastern Visayas, including in Samar and Eastern Samar, now have more disaster-resilient infrastructure and livelihood with the support of the government and international development partners like the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • Recovery efforts continue for Eastern Visayas communities with disaster-resilient infrastructure Mar 15, 2017

    More than three years after Super Typhoon Yolanda hit Visayan provinces, recovery efforts continue for communities with the recent turnover of disaster-resilient infrastructure supported by the European Union in Tacloban and Palo in Leyte and in Balangkayan, Hernani and Quinapondan in Eastern Samar.

  • Vulnerable Countries from Asia-Pacific Meet to Invest on Climate Action Mar 8, 2017

    inance ministers and senior officials from 15 developing economies across Asia and the Pacific met at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila to discuss enhanced economic and financial responses to climate change.

  • Mindoro local officials, UNDP, DENR to work together to localize biodiversity action plan Jan 23, 2017

    Legislators and local chief executives of the province of Mindoro are committing full support to localize the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (PBSAP) 2015-2028 and biodiversity financing in Mindoro Island.

  • Businesses to play greater role in new development era in Asia-Pacific, says UNDP at Responsible Business Forum Nov 23, 2016

    At the Fifth Responsible Business Forum, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today called on business leaders to take a greater role in the new development era in order to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This Forum, opened in Singapore by UNDP and Global Initiatives, aims to address a sea change in the nature of development funding by creating a new partnership for sustainable development.

  • Asia’s First Zero-Waste, Zero-Emission Business Forum in Singapore Nov 15, 2016

    The Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development conference sets itself the challenge to be the most ambitious zero-waste, zero-emission event in Asia. RBF is hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Initiatives. Over 600 international business, government and NGO leaders will deep-dive into the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Singapore on 22-24 November