Press releases

    Chambers of Commerce and Industries (CCIs) are urged to play a vital and pivotal role in the development of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by solidifying their position as intermediaries between the public and private sectors.

  • Celebrities join UNDP video spot on sustainable development Jun 6, 2012

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today a video spot “The Future We Want” which uses voices of Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, French actor Lambert Wilson, Brazilian football star Marta Vieira da Silva and Italian actress Laura Morante, to explain what sustainable development is to mainstream audiences.

  • UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas invites people to join the global conversation on Rio+20 May 22, 2012

    World renowned Spanish actor and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas today launched a public service announcement aiming at inviting people to join the global conversation alongside the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development “Rio+20”.

  • Helen Clark - S'pore lauded for efforts to fight graft Mar 14, 2012

    SINGAPORE'S exemplary efforts in fighting corruption to build an effective public administration are something which many countries can learn from, said Ms Helen Clark, administrator of the United Nations (UN) Development Programme.

  • UNDP administrator to visit S'pore next week Mar 9, 2012

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark will be in Singapore next week to explore areas of future collaboration.

  • Cause for celebration - MDG 3 Mar 9, 2012

    Not that gender equality can already be taken for granted. In many countries around the world, the woman's lot still cries out to be fought for and championed. Enfranchisement, for instance, remains a cherished and elusive objective in many conservative Muslim societies. Also, tribal populations and patriarchies tend to be synonymous, as in the remote provinces of Pakistan. Nevertheless, the subcontinent has had more women heading governments than other supposedly more liberal regions. In short, the world is moving towards making women leaders a rule and no longer an exception, as targeted by the United Nations Millennium Development Goal 3 (MDG3).

  • Towards achieving MDG 7 in Malaysia: Enhancing Biodiversity and Carbon Stocks though REDD+ Feb 12, 2012

    To reach our national goal of reducing emissions, there is a need to implement REDD+ in Malaysia,” said Dato Dr Abdul Rahim, Deputy Secretary General (Environmental Management), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, in his opening of the REDD+ National Readiness workshop in Kuala Lumpur 13th – 14th February this year. In his address, he underlined that deforestation stands for a significant share of the global GHG emissions. He noted that Malaysia accounts for 0.6% of global emissions, and although the national deforestation rates have been stabilized, emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in the country still represents 30% of national emissions.

  • Public lecture by Professor Ha-Joon Chang Dec 11, 2011

    Kuala Lumpur, 1 December 2011— The United Nations Development Programme for Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei Darussalam in partnership with the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia is inviting the public to attend a lecture by Professor Ha-Joon Chang, from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. The public lecture titled, The Manufacturing Sector – A Key Foundation for a Vibrant Economy

  • Malaysia increases strategic partnerships with Arab and Asia Anti-corruption agencies Dec 11, 2011

    16 Chief Commissioners and Heads of Organisations from Anti-corruption Agencies from the Arab states and Asian region are inKuala Lumpur for a three day high-level roundtable dialogue on anti-corruption between December 14 and 16 to discuss strategic collaboration and partnerships.

  • Navi Pillay op-ed : The Tunis Imperative: Human Rights and Development in the Wake of the Arab Spring Dec 5, 2011

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