By Benjamin Ong, Head of Exploration, UNDP Accelerator Lab Malaysia
All over the world, nations wrestle with urbanization, accelerated post-World War II on population, economic and technological fronts. Southeast Asian cities, in particular, have grown exponentially over a much shorter timeframe than in the West, or Global North.
By Nasha Lee, Environment Analyst
The 2019 UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP 25, is currently underway in the Spanish capital of Madrid. Within the halls of the negotiations, as negotiators discuss more ambitious action on climate change, the phrase “climate emergency” has been used generously.
The Sustainable Development Goals are a first in human history—a global compact to create a future where nobody is left behind. The 17 goals were adopted by all countries at the United Nations in September 2015. They encompass every aspect of human and planetary wellbeing; a universal call to action to end poverty, to protect Earth and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity. They also come with a deadline: 2030.
An earthquake shattered millions of lives in Nepal, UNDP is working to help people recover and rebuild stronger.
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