United Nations Express concern for those who remain cut off from relief efforts in the Philippines
Nov 10, 2013
The United Nations and the humanitarian community have ramped up critical relief operations following the devastating super typhoon that hit the Philippines on 8 November. However, access remains a key challenge as some areas are still cut off from relief operations.
Philippines - United Nations team arrive in Tacloban City and report scenes of absolute devastation in path of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
Nov 9, 2013
A United Nations Disaster Assessment Coordination Team (UNDAC) arrived this morning to Tacloban and found scenes of total devastation in the city where Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) first struck. The roads are impassable from the airport to the town and the only means of travelling is by helicopter.
Philippines - United Nations and its partners prepare to support Government in response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
Nov 8, 2013
The United Nations in the Philippines and its partners are supporting the Government in assessing the damage currently being caused by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda). The super typhoon made landfall in Guiuan on Samar Island at 4.30 a.m. and is currently making its way across the country.
Secretary-General concerned about security of United Nations personnel, humanitarian workers in increasingly challenging environments
Oct 29, 2013
“United Nations personnel serve in an increasingly dangerous environment and encounter a variety of threats not previously encountered in the history of the Organization,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a report to the General Assembly released today. Citing the safety and security of United Nations personnel as his highest priority, the Secretary-General also appeals to Member States and host Governments to support all measures of safety and security to improve the operational environment for United Nations personnel and humanitarian workers.
Philippines - UN and partners seek US $46.8 million to respond to acute needs after Bohol earthquake
Oct 25, 2013
The United Nations and humanitarian partners in the Philippines are launching an action plan that seeks US$46.8 million, to meet the acute needs of the victims of the Bohol Earthquake. The plan supports Government priorities including emergency shelter for 344,000 displaced and homeless people, water, sanitation and hygiene, debris removal and coordination, as well as other life-saving interventions.
UNDP leads multilateral organizations in global aid transparency
Oct 23, 2013
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the top-ranked multilateral organization in aid transparency according to a leading global ranking released today. Publish What You Fund’s 2013 Aid Transparency Index recognized UNDP for its “ambitious” efforts to publish information beyond international standards this year, placing it fourth overall out of 67 major donors evaluated worldwide.
UNDP and CFO lead program aimed at remittance beneficiaries with scalable modules for all Filipinos
Oct 18, 2013
A nation-wide Financial Literacy campaign - “Peso-sense” - was launched today with a funding pledge of USD220,000 by the Western Union Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Western Union Company, and Western Union Agents Petnet and eBusiness Services.
EU, Switzerland and UNDP boost migration's contribution to growth and poverty reduction
Oct 10, 2013
The Joint Migration and Development Initiative Phase 2 Project (JMDI 2) is launched today in the Philippines as part of a Php430 million three-year global project to be implemented in eight different countries to promote the contribution of migration for development at the local level.
Women leaders champion the call for integrity in governance
Oct 9, 2013
In support of anti-corruption initiatives of the Government of the Philippines, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners hosted a forum today aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in governance. This forum is part of the Integrity Caravan, a year-long series of activities across the country aimed at building broad-based support and strategic partnerships on anti-corruption. The caravan was launched by the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) and UNDP earlier this year.
World leaders renew commitment to anti-poverty targets, agree to adopt new development Goals at 2015 Summit
Sep 25, 2013
World leaders agreed today to scale up action against extreme poverty, hunger and disease and called for a 2015 Summit to adopt the next set of Goals to focus continued efforts after the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).