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  • In partnership with UNDP, Gov’t agencies and LGUs come together to discuss how to fast-track implementation of recovery plans in nine hard-hit municipalities of Eastern Samar May 8, 2014

    United Nations Development Programme and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched today ‘Harmonizing Agencies’ Initiatives for Post-Yolanda Actions’ (HAIYAN), a project aimed at the fast track implementation of recovery plans in nine of the hardest hit municipalities in Eastern Samar. Part of UNDP’s support to Yolanda recovery efforts, the project aims to synchronize recovery efforts of various line agencies and local government units by mapping out priority areas for funding.

  • Urgent needs remain six months after super typhoon May 7, 2014

    Six months after Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) struck the Central Philippines on 8 November, the humanitarian situation has stabilized across the affected regions. The progress remains fragile, however, as millions of survivors require ongoing assistance. The most pressing needs are related to shelter and restoring people’s livelihoods.

  • UNDP heralds progress from emergency to recovery six months following Typhoon Haiyan May 7, 2014

    Six months since one of the most destructive disasters hit the Philippines, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says the transition is well underway from emergency to recovery.

  • RHRC, UNDP, and EU Holds Human Rights Summit for ARMM May 7, 2014

    The Regional Human Rights Commission in the Autonomous Region in Mindanao (RHRC-ARMM) yesterday held a Human Rights Summit at the Garden Orchids Hotel. At the Summit, the RHRC introduced a new peace and human rights project, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU), to key stakeholders from ARMM, particularly Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi (BASULTA).

  • UNDP’s Match Against Poverty raises US$190’000 for the Philippines Apr 11, 2014

    The XI Match Against Poverty held last March in Bern, Switzerland raised US$190,000 for ongoing recovery efforts in the Philippines where more than 5,000 people lost their lives last November to Typhoon Haiyan.

  • Deutsche Post DHL and UNDP launch second “Get Airports Ready for Disaster” workshop in the Philippines Mar 31, 2014

    Deutsche Post DHL and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a “Get Airports Ready for Disaster” (GARD) workshop at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Running from March 31 to April 2, 2014, the workshop prepares airport personnel for the logistics of emergencies, including handling high volumes of incoming goods and passengers in the aftermath of a disaster. The 52 participants are a mix of staff from airport operations, air traffic control, security and relevant disaster management agencies that play a vital role in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

  • Australia and UNDP reaffirm partnership to help promote resilience and recovery in the Philippines Mar 28, 2014

    The Government of Australia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed yesterday two new partnership agreements, reaffirming their commitment to help promote resilience and recovery in the Philippines. The first agreement reaffirms their joint commitment to continue assistance to the Philippines in reducing people’s risk to disasters across the country, while the second agreement commits to working together to provide technical expertise to support typhoon-recovery efforts across the Visayas.

  • UNDP and UNICEF join hands for waste management in Yolanda-affected areas Mar 28, 2014

    In a simple signing ceremony UNDP and UNICEF have officially confirmed their agreement for the implementation of US$ 3.5 million for waste management in Typhoon Yolanda affected areas. The project will be implemented by UNDP with funding provided by UNICEF.

  • UN Development Chief reaffirms support to Typhoon Haiyan recovery Mar 27, 2014

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today wrapped up a two-day visit to the Philippines focused on post-typhoon recovery and support for the peace process in Mindanao.

  • MDGs subnational reports launched Mar 24, 2014

    Ten (10) subnational status reports on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were launched during the 10th Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Network-Philippines National Conference held 24-26 March 2014. The reports highlighted the importance of monitoring subnational MDGs progress in the effort to localize the MDGs.

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