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The Administrator outlines priorities in a statement to the First Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board
It is essential for the global processes that drive global development to consider the diverse needs of people with disabilities and enable them to be the agents of change in their own lives.
The United Nations Development Programme started with the belief everyone deserves a chance to live with dignity, opportunity, and safety.
The report makes note of UNDP’s 50 years of leadership in development; reviews the remarkable past year of our work; and turns towards the future with UNDP’s pivotal role in fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Programme, implemented by national governments with UNDP: support, enables public and private companies to address gender disparities in the workplace, and establish environments where women’s work and contributions are valued.
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.
While foreign funding (Official Development Assistance) is still essential for the development system, it now accounts for 0.7 percent of total financial flows in Asia-Pacific (down from 13.5 percent in 1990), while domestic public and private finance accounts for 89 percent, according to a UNDP report launched last month.
It is one year since every country in the world signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals.
They form a blueprint for addressing the most significant challenges facing our planet and its people.
Challenges like climate change.
This is likely to be the hottest year on record and here in Asia, climate change is a cause of the natural disasters that have claimed half a million lives in the last decade.
Challenges like inequality, which has been growing for four-fifths of Asia-Pacific’s population over the last 20 years.
Challenges brought on by the accelerating process of ageing, which will make it harder for many Asian states to provide basic services to their people.
The 17 SDGs will address these challenges and other interlinked issues, including education, hunger and security.
But governments cannot implement this blueprint on their own. Nor can the UN and other development organizations.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and World Bank in Malaysia jointly organized the “End Poverty Campaign Panel Discussion”
UNDP has partnered with Global Initiatives for the Responsible Business Forum 2016, to present practical ways to accelerate solutions for a more sustainable world while increasing business and industry growth
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asia-Pacific Development Effectiveness Facility (AP-DEF) opened a two-day meeting on aid ahead of the upcoming Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.
More than 100 government delegates and development experts are exploring how to design integrated national financing frameworks for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia-Pacific.
“Domestic sources of finance are emerging as a key driving force for sustainable development in Asia-Pacific,” said Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Director for Asia and the Pacific. “These new sources of finance allow us to expand the existing development cooperation and partnership.”
Malaysian award-winning action heroine Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh urged Malaysians to work on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Learn about the 17 SDGs, get news on your favourite goals, find out what you can do how you can take action to help achieve them, create your own events actions and invite others to join you in sustainable actions and events.
FORMADAT received the prestigious award under the Eco agriculture and Food Security category, for their outstanding works in empowering the livelihood of their community.
This year, UN Day on 24 October will be celebrated across Asia-Pacific with a video contest on how the region is working towards implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has leveraged low-cost innovations, knowledge exchanges between countries in the region, and emerging technologies, to provide new opportunities to some of the most marginalized communities in the Asia-Pacific region, says its 2015-16 Results Report.
Award-winning global movie star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh has announced the results of a worldwide competition to name the organisation’s first-ever Animal Ambassadors: a pair of panda cubs.
Listen to the podcast with Ahmad Zairin Ismail, National Project Manager of the Building Sector Energy Efficiency Project, UNDP
Checkout each SDG and the stories around them.
UNDP Building Sector Energy Efficiency Project has collaborated with ELLE Malaysia
UNDP BSEEP was part of Men's Health & Women's Health Putrajaya Night Run on 30th July 2016. We called it #RUN4EE
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be working together with Global Initiatives, as co-organisers for the 5th annual Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, held once again at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 22 - 24 November 2016.
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
Report reveals that benefits of development are not equally shared by all. View report here
Tell us which of the Sustainable Development Goals is your favourite and you could win a trip to China to meet the cubs in person...
Climate change has, and will alter life on earth for years to come. As the biggest challenge of our generation, the impacts that come along with climate change include altered ecosystems and habitats, erratic climate and weather extremes, and risks to human health and society.
The highlight of the initiative is a worldwide competition with a once-in-a-lifetime prize: the opportunity to name the two rare baby pandas.
we would like to invite all runners out there to #RUN4EE with us at the Men’s Health and Women’s Health Putrajaya Night Run this 30th July 2016 at Dataran Putrajaya
By UNDP’S Building Sector Energy Efficiency Project
by UNDP’s Building Sector Energy Efficiency Project
Big Ideas Competition for Sustainable Cities launches today in South East Asia
Demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has never seen. An explosion in the working age population and a fall in birth rates that took a century in Europe are happening here in just 30 years.
The UNDP Asia Pacific Bureau today announced a Twitter contest that awards the winners with an internship opportunity. This work experience is professional and academic in nature, offering insight into the substance and daily operations of the United Nations Development Programme world.
Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme, on powering human development in Asia and the Pacific.
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Speech by Michelle Gyles-McDonnough
Suri Kempe speaks to The Star on IWD 2016
By Michelle Gyles-McDonnough on international Women's Day 2016
You may have heard about the gender wage gap but on this special feature for International Women's Day, we look at the gender price gap and find out if it is just an issue abroad. We also find out other problems that women in Malaysia face when it comes to spending and wages.
The Building Sector Energy Efficiency Project (BSEEP) is a national project to reduce the annual growth rate of greenhouse gas emission from the building sector in Malaysia.
Ministers from across the world will meet on 24 February in New York to chart a course for the future of global development.
The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015: Malaysia (MDGR 2015) is the final report of Malaysia’s experience with the MDGs.
From major conferences affecting the future of development and crises ranging from conflicts to natural disasters, UNDP was there in 2015 to lend its expertise and resources for people and planet.
60 winners will be awarded with an all-expense paid trip to New York City to present at the UN General Assembly in the UN Headquarters and participate in the 2016 UN Global Youth Forum in July 2016.
The web version of the Human Development Report 2015: Work for Human Development contains interactive features that provide enhanced functionality and enable information sharing in our interconnected world.
The WTT 2015 has as it’s key partners, Police DiRaja Malaysia (PDRM), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF), and is supported by 2 women’s organisations, WAO and AWAM.
This event takes place at an important time. As you all know, development cooperation has been the focus of considerable attention in recent weeks in New York and across the world, as we adopt the called “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” In my presentation this afternoon, I will touch upon three issues: • Key development challenges in Asia and the Pacific • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development • Implementation of the 2030 Agenda and UNDP’s role in Asia and the Pacific
At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, more than 150 world leaders adopted the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will support governments around the world in tackling the new agenda and taking it forward over the next 15 years.
by Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
Learn about the Goals and the work of the United Nations Development Programme, a global leader in the effort to fulfil the Goals.
33 participants including 14 international participants from 12 countries are currently undergoing the Protection of Civilians course in the Malaysian Peacekeeping Training Centre from September 7 to 11, 2015.
UNDP has launched a global storytelling contest called Voices2Paris
The roundtable was attended by 10 ASEAN member countries
Big Fast Results Institute Sdn Bhd (BFR-I) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have opened registration for the inaugural Global Transformation Forum (GTF)
The 28th edition of the tournament, organised by the Football Association of Malaysia is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement today on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping-off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, according to the final MDG report launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The ITC ILO Gender Academy is a global event on gender, work and development, taking place from 16 to 27 November 2015 in Turin, Italy. Apply now!
This evaluation examined UNDP's contributions to national development goals, its relevance and strategic position within the country during the period between 2008 and 2014 . It provides a set of forward-looking recommendations, with a view to supporting the country office and its partners in the continuous efforts to improve the country programme by learning from the achievements and challenges.
Mr. Nikhil Seth is Director in the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development, DESA, New York.
Jointly organised by UNDP and the Ministry of Defence, Malaysia (MINDEF)
From job creation and climate solutions, gender equality and elections to disaster risk reduction and recovery after crisis, see our year of results.
THIS month, Malaysia will be launching the 11th Malaysia Plan, which will serve as a platform to transition from a developing nation to a developed nation in 2020.
Ebola started with patient zero. Beating it starts with Tweet Zero
Suri Kempe, UNDP Programme Manager (Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment) speaks to BFM 89.9.
The United Nations Country Team in Malaysia celebrated Human Rigthts day by organizing a week long list of events to promote subjects on human rights.
We are excited to announce that UNDP is starting a fundraising campaign for our response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa
This independent national human development report provides a comprehensive and robust look into the challenges facing Malaysia and provides recommendations to steer the nation towards vision 2020 and beyond. Among the key subjects touched by the independent report are poverty, income and wealth inequality, vulnerable groups, low wages, small middle class, gender inequality, affirmative action and policy reforms.
The United Nations Country Team in Malaysia marked the 69th anniversary of the formation of the UN by launching a book titled “Partners for Progress” and a month-long exhibition at the National Library of Malaysia.
The Ministry of Defence, Malaysia (MINDEF) and the United Nations Development Programme Malaysia (UNDP) today jointly launched the ‘Seminar on Gender Perspective in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations’.
More than 100 protected area managers, conservation practitioners, policy makers and experts will converge on Taman Negara National Park for the inaugural National Protected Area Managers’ Conference.
Life can be challenging for single mothers anywhere in the world, more so for those who are living in poverty. In Malaysia, single mothers are in their predicament mostly as a result of spousal death, spousal abandonment or divorce. Many face financial challenges and the majority of single mothers that hail from rural areas usually lack specialized job skills, as well as the education required to get proper employment.
Walking the last mile of equitable and inclusive growth
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 29 October 2013 - UNODC is committed to developing and implementing sustainable anti-corruption strategies in Southeast Asia. As part of this process, it recently held the Asia Regional Meeting on Anti-Corruption Strategies in Kuala Lumpur, in partnership with the Government of Malaysia and...
"UNDP’s “Entrepreneurial Skills: Empowering Rural Women” project aims to alleviate poverty in Terengganu and Kelantan and support low-income women entrepreneurs in the cottage food industry. Here Natasya Saufi writes about a young woman named Suri who is determined to forge her own path." There are many, many...
A day after international women’s squash player and UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador Nicol David was conferred with the honorary title of Datuk for her contribution to her home state of Penang, the exuberant 25 year old hopped onto a plane and headed for the interiors of Sarawak for her first field mission...
The GCPSE was founded by the Government of Singapore and UNDP as a knowledge and convening hub on public service issues.
In 2014, a combination of conflict, disease, natural disasters and environmental crises all threatened decades of development gains. A look back at UNDP's work