Press releases

Filter
Showing 1 - 20 of 81
  • 09 Sep 2014
    UNDP and NEDA launch the 2014 Human Development Report and the Philippines’ Fifth Progress Report on the Millennium Development Goals

    Manila – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) launched the 2014 Human Development Report and the Fifth Philippine Progress Report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) last August 20 at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City.

  • 02 Sep 2014
    REPORT HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY-RELATED PROJECTS IN CATALYZING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES

    Apia, Samoa, 2 September 2014—Sustainable development is vital for Small Island Developing States to help reduce poverty, promote human development, and build resilience, says a new publication produced jointly by the UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

  • 11 Aug 2014
    National Launch and Press Conference : 2014 Human Development Report (HDR)

    The 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) highlights the need for both promoting people’s choices and protecting human development achievements. It takes the view that vulnerability threatens human development and, unless it is systematically addressed, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable. This Report focuses on the people at greatest risk and on key underlying drivers of vulnerability. It analyzes structural causes – social marginalization, position in society and insufficient public services – and pays attention to the different vulnerabilities faced at different stages of the life cycle.

  • 08 Aug 2014
    Human Development Report 2014

    Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience The 2014 Report highlights the need for both promoting people's choices and protecting human development achievements. It takes the view that vulnerability threatens human development, and unless it is systematically addressed, by changing policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable.

  • 17 Jun 2014
    The topography of disaster risk reduction: UNDP maps out hazard awareness in typhoon-affected communities

    The conversation has begun in some of Typhoon Haiyan’s hardest hit communities thanks to a mapping project implemented by Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that began this week in Tacloban, Philippines.

  • 21 May 2014
    UNDP and DENR launch $4.5M grant-making project for biodiversity conservation

    A US$4.5M grant facility was recently launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to support the initiatives of NGOs and local community groups on biodiversity conservation.

  • 21 May 2014
    Support needed for 64,000 people displaced in Zamboanga

    Eight months after fighting broke out between a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Zamboanga City on 9 September, more than 64,000 people who fled the fighting remain displaced within the city and in need of humanitarian support.

  • 08 May 2014
    Six months on from Haiyan, physical recovery progress is clear but the long term focus should be on poverty

  • 08 May 2014
    Six months since Haiyan, Konno donates money for Philippine rebuilding

    Japanese actress and writer Misako Konno has donated 1 million yen (approximately US$ 10,200) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help rebuild the Philippines following devastating Typhoon Haiyan.

  • 08 May 2014
    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

    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.

  • 07 May 2014
    Urgent needs remain six months after super typhoon

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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).

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • 27 Mar 2014
    Japan and UNDP intensify support to Yolanda recovery efforts

    The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) forged an agreement today for additional support to Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) recovery and resilience in the Visayas. As the humanitarian response transitions from relief to recovery, the Japanese Government committed an additional USD 3.5 million (approx. Php 157 million) to support livelihood restoration and to strengthen local government systems and services.

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

    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.

  • 24 Mar 2014
    MDGs subnational reports launched

    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.