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Asia: Women with HIV face discrimination

Thursday, 2 December 2010, 10:49 am | United Nations Development Programme

HIV-positive women in Papua New Guinea, India and the Philippines face growing stigma and discrimination, and are inadequately protected by legal or social safety nets, according to a series of consultations by the United Nations Development Programme ... More >>

FSM Government Briefed on UNDP’s Human Development Report

Wednesday, 24 November 2010, 4:40 pm | United Nations Development Programme

Government officials of the Federated States of Micronesia were today briefed on the 20th Anniversary edition of the Human Development Report (HDR) as a follow up to the global launch that took place early this month. The briefing was held because ... More >>

UN Opens Joint Presence Office In Nauru

Friday, 10 September 2010, 3:20 pm | United Nations Development Programme

YAREN, 09 September 2010 – The Joint Presence of the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Population Fund and the United Nations Children’s Fund was today launched in Nauru by the President, Honourable Marcus Stephens. More >>

Communities Learn To Prepare For Disasters

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 5:54 pm | United Nations Development Programme

Ambae, Vanuatu, 25 August, 2010) A workshop on Disaster Risk Management was recently held in the Lungei Tagaro Area Council in East Ambae, Vanuatu. More >>

Tuvalu: Empowerment Workshop Held For Communities

Tuesday, 6 July 2010, 4:35 pm | United Nations Development Programme

A recent workshop organized in the island of Vaitupu and Nui, in Tuvalu looked at how representatives from the different island councils and communities could better plan and budget for development funds. More >>

“There Are No Spectators,We Are All Players” TV

Tuesday, 15 June 2010, 7:00 pm | United Nations Development Programme

To kick-off the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, the UN Development Programme Goodwill Ambassadors, Didier Drogba and Zinedine Zidane, launched an anti-poverty TV spot appealing for the world to live up to the challenge and join the team that will beat poverty. More >>

Secretary-General On World Press Freedom Day

Saturday, 1 May 2010, 10:47 am | United Nations Development Programme

Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But around the world, there are governments and those wielding power who find many ways to obstruct it. More >>

Pacific Peace Builders Gather For Induction

Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 5:43 pm | United Nations Development Programme

Representatives from governments, non government organizations, private sector and development partners will gather in Nadi for a ten-day induction workshop on peace building in the Pacific. More >>

Hope for a Cyclone Ravaged Pacific

Saturday, 20 March 2010, 1:38 pm | United Nations Development Programme

Shortly after Cyclone Pat tore through one of the Cook Islands’ most popular tourist destinations it became clear that quick action to rebuild homes and livelihoods was needed to head off another blow to Aitutaki’s fragile economy. More >>

Equal rights and opportunities: progress for all

Monday, 8 March 2010, 9:28 am | United Nations Development Programme

Right now, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is gathering in New York to review progress towards gender equality since the groundbreaking Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. That landmark conference recognized the barriers ... More >>

Asia-Pacific MDG Progress under Threat

Thursday, 18 February 2010, 9:22 am | United Nations Development Programme

A joint report by the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warns that the global economic crisis could trap an additional 21 million people in the Asia-Pacific region in extreme poverty, living on less than $1.25 a day. More >>

Report On Security Sector In Solomon Islands

Friday, 12 February 2010, 9:46 am | United Nations Development Programme

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat is pleased to be closely associated with the launch of a landmark first report on security sector governance in the Pacific. More >>

Helen Clark Calls For Social Protection In Pacific

Thursday, 11 February 2010, 10:51 am | United Nations Development Programme

The ongoing economic and financial crisis presents an opportunity to implement social protection programmes in the Pacific that address the needs of the vulnerable, said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark in her keynote ... More >>

UN Meetings Put Spotlight On Pacific Development

Monday, 8 February 2010, 9:38 am | United Nations Development Programme

Three high-level United Nations meetings will take place in Vanuatu next week, bringing together top UN officials, other development partners and leaders from the Pacific to assess the challenges faced by the region and to map out strategies to spur development ... More >>

Show Hosted By People Living With HIV Launched

Thursday, 14 January 2010, 10:17 am | United Nations Development Programme

--- “Positive Talks”, China’s first nationwide radio program run by HIV positive people, will soon hit the airwaves on China National Radio (CNR). More >>

UN: Financial Crisis will Impact Migration in Asia

Wednesday, 18 February 2009, 9:12 am | United Nations Development Programme

Bangkok, 17 February 2009 – The global financial crisis may have a dramatic impact on the lives of migrant workers in South East Asia, according to officials at a recent meeting here on migration and HIV. As the crisis unfolds, a two-way increase is expected ... More >>

Experts Cite HIV-Vulnerabilities Of Migrant Women

Thursday, 9 October 2008, 9:50 am | United Nations Development Programme

There is an urgent need to address the HIV vulnerabilities of Asian migrant women in Arab countries so that the economic gains of the countries of origin and host countries, as well as the health and rights of the migrant women are protected. More >>

Oil And Gas Development Unveiled In Cambodia

Friday, 28 March 2008, 11:26 am | United Nations Development Programme

Cambodian officials outlined a detailed plan for developing the country's oil and gas reserves that would ensure sustainable economic development and reduce poverty, at the opening of a three-day conference here this week. More >>

Largest Women's Expedition Planned For Mt. Everest

Friday, 15 February 2008, 4:07 pm | United Nations Development Programme

A group of 13 courageous women representing a range of Nepal's castes and ethnicities will attempt to climb Mt. Everest in the spring of 2008. Their aim will be to draw attention to the affects of climate change in the Himalayas, and empower women. More >>

UN pays tribute to China Report among the winners

Thursday, 26 April 2007, 10:14 am | United Nations Development Programme

25 April, 2007, Bangkok ---China’s 2005 Human Development Report, an assessment of the nation’s progress in confronting the destabilizing wealth gap between its urban and rural communities, is one of five Human Development Award winners whose ... More >>





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