Press releases
  • UNDP launches Regional Synthesis Report and a Malaysian case study on the global financial and economic crisis Nov 30, 2009

    The UNDP Regional Synthesis Report was officially launched at the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore by S. Pushpanathan, ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General for the ASEAN Economic Community

  • Launch of the 2009 Human Development Report (HDR) - Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development Oct 6, 2009

    Countries that are destinations for migrants, including Malaysia, should expand legal channels for migrants and strengthen protection of their rights in order to maximize the potential gains from human mobility, according to the UNDP’s 2009 Human Development Report (HDR).

  • UN Malaysia public lecture shines spotlight on gender impacts of the global financial crisis May 11, 2009

    Women and children are expected to shoulder the brunt of the socioeconomic fallouts from the unfolding global financial crisis in Asia, amidst plummeting export demand, rising unemployment and depressed growth.

  • UN Malaysia committed to assisting Malaysia in addressing "triple crises" Mar 26, 2009

    The United Nations (UN) in Malaysia today hosted the country release of the 2009 Economic and Social Survey for Asia and the Pacific, titled, "Addressing Triple Threats to Development,” which spotlighted the convergence of three significant and inter-related threats - the global economic and financial crisis, Food-fuel price volatility and climate change - that is threatening development efforts in the region. The findings of the Survey were presented by Dr. Mahani Zainal Abidin, Director General, Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia and Dr. Muhammad Hussain Malik, Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division, UNESCAP.

  • UN & ISIS Malaysia Lecture Spotlights Asia's Policy Priorities in the Face of the Global Financial Crisis Jan 15, 2009

    The United Nations Country Team in Malaysia and the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) hosted a public lecture which highlighted the region's challenges, prospects and policy priorities in the face of the current global financial crisis and economic slowdown.

  • 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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