Press releases
  • 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

    To get the right answers, ask the right questions

  • Malaysia Ranks 61 amongst 187 Countries In UNDP’s 2011 Global Human Development Report Nov 25, 2011

    Norway, Australia and the Netherlands lead the world in the 2011 Human Development Index (HDI), while the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niger and Burundi are at the bottom of the Human Development Report’s annual rankings of national achievement in health, education and income. The global report was launched in Malaysia today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • UNDP Urges Easier Access to Capital and Increased Institutional Support to Boost the Crucial SME Sector Nov 24, 2011

    Across the region, SMEs continue to be the leading economic drivers, often providing more than half the labour force employment in individual countries and accounting for the majority of their exports. Despite these facts, SMEs continue to struggle for resources and support.

  • 2011 Human Development Report: Environmental trends threaten global progress for the poor Nov 2, 2011

    Development progress in the world’s poorest countries could be halted or even reversed by mid-century unless bold steps are taken now to slow climate change, prevent further environmental damage, and reduce deep inequalities within and among nations, according to projections in the 2011 Human Development Report, launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) here today.

  • Global UN Peacekeepers Arrive For First Ever Gender And Peacekeeping Seminar Held In Malaysia Oct 31, 2011

    Over 150 international and national participants are in Kuala Lumpur to attend the seminar on “Promoting Peace through Mainstreaming Gender in Peacekeeping Operations”, jointly organised by the Ministry of Defence, Malaysia (MINDEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on October 31 and November 1, 2011.

  • Bureaucracy Main Obstacle To Investigation Abroad - MACC Oct 7, 2011

    Bureaucracy has been identified as the main obstacle to efforts by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in conducting investigation abroad.

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