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  • On Human Rights Day, UN Malaysia reaffirms its commitment to promoting the right to development for all Malaysians Dec 16, 2008

    The United Nations Country Team in Malaysia and the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) marked the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) with a lively debate focusing on the extent to which the document has succeeeded in setting the standard for a world that is equal and fair. The event was held in conjunction with the CIMB Group World Universities Peace Invitational Debate and was attended by the representatives from government, the diplomatic corps, and civil society as well as students from local and foreign academic institutions.

  • Towards Accessible Public Transportation in Penang Dec 11, 2008

    UNDP and the Economic Planning Unit of Penang today announced that Penang will be the first state in Malaysia to conduct a full audit of its public transport facilities as it develops a comprehensive blueprint to improve the ease of access and mobility for persons with disabilities (PWD) by 2010.

  • Leadership at All Levels Crucial in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS Nov 29, 2008

    The United Nations in Malaysia joined hands with PT Foundation to flag off the 2008 Red Carnival at Sungai Wang Plaza here today, in a bid to raise awareness on the importance of shared action and responsibility ahead of World Aids Day.

  • ASEAN-UN report assesses ASEAN countries’ responses to HIV needs of mobile populations Nov 13, 2008

    A rise in mobility within Southeast Asia, as people search for economic opportunity, makes millions more vulnerable to HIV infection. A country-by-country assessment of HIV and mobility in the ten ASEAN member countries reveals that despite their contributions to national economies, migrants have little or no right to legal or social protection and generally lack access to HIV/AIDS services and information.

  • United Nations Malaysia Marks 63rd Anniversary with A Focus on Peace Oct 24, 2008

    The United Nations Country Team joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, the diplomatic missions, government agencies, academic institutions, civil society and the media in observing the 63rd anniversary of the founding of the organisation in an event which centred around the voices of young Malaysians carrying the message of peace and unity in Kuala Lumpur today.

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