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  • 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

  • United Nations holds first business forum on Sustainable Goals in Asia Nov 3, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Initiatives will welcome over 600 global business leaders, senior government officials, UN Agencies and NGOs from across the globe for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development on 22nd-24th November at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

  • PBSP and BCtA’S CEO Forum: Leaders willing to do inclusive business Oct 27, 2016

    For the first time, 45 CEOs and representatives from 22 companies along with delegates from the government and development institutions gathered in the event organized by Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Business Call to Action to discuss ways on how to make their businesses more responsive to the needs of underserved communities through Inclusive Business (IB).

  • UNDP Opens SDG Knowledge Exchange in Bangkok Oct 24, 2016

    More than 150 delegates and development experts from 36 countries in Asia and the Pacific convened today in Bangkok to share expertise and ideas on how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national plans and budgets.

  • Communities from Eastern Samar assured of disaster-resilient shelters and evacuation centers Oct 20, 2016

    As Typhoon Lawin (international name Haima) ushers in, communities from Eastern Samar are now more prepared and assured of more resilient shelters and evacuation centers should another disaster threaten the province. European Union Ambassador Franz Jessen and UNDP Philippines Country Director Titon Mitra turned over in Eastern Samar three community evacuation centers (CECs) to the local government officials of Mercedes, Salcedo and Quinapondan and one cold storage facility to the municipality of Guiuan.

  • UNDP, Global Initiatives Announce the 5th Responsible Business Forum Oct 7, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be working together with Global Initiatives, as co-organizers of the 5th annual Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, held once again at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 22 - 24 November 2016.

  • UNDP, PBE launch partnership to recognize private sector contribution to Sustainable Development Goals Sep 8, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme and the Philippine Business for the Environment today launched a partnership to recognize and document private sector contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals. UNDP and PBE unveiled the SDGs online portal – http://sdgreport.thepbe.org – where Philippine companies can provide data and other information on their initiatives that contribute to the SDGs.

  • UNDP Geneva and Impact Hub launch a joint initiative highlighting the role of innovation and entrepreneurship to accelerate the SDGs Jul 26, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Impact Hub are joining forces to launch the #Accelerate2030 platform aimed at supporting and promoting the most promising impact-driven ventures across the globe who focus on tackling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • EU, UNDP turn over disaster-resilient houses to Yolanda-affected families in Ormoc Jun 29, 2016

    Fifty-five families in Ormoc City will soon be able to move in to their disaster-resilient homes with the turnover today of housing units supported by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme.