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  • Asia’s First Zero-Waste, Zero-Emission Business Forum in Singapore Nov 15, 2016

    Singapore, Tuesday 15 November 2016 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Initiatives, Singapore will welcome over 600 business & sustainability leaders, senior government officials, UN agencies, NGOs from across the globe for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development (RBF) in Singapore on 22-24 November 2016.

  • United Nations holds first business forum on Sustainable Goals in Asia Nov 3, 2016

    The Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development is hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Initiatives. Over 600 international business, government and NGO leaders will deep-dive into UN Sustainable Development Goals on 22-24 November in Singapore

  • Domestic Resources Dominate Development Finance in Asia Oct 26, 2016

    Bangkok, 26 October 2016 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asia-Pacific Development Effectiveness Facility (AP-DEF) opened a two-day meeting on aid ahead of the upcoming Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.

  • Snow leopards' return brings hope to remote Afghan region Sep 15, 2016

    WAKHAN, Afghanistan (AP) — In a picturesque corner of Afghanistan, a unique conservation effort has helped bring the elusive snow leopard back from the brink and given hope to one of the poorest and most isolated communities on earth. The leopards range across the snowy mountains of a dozen countries in Central and South Asia, but their numbers had declined in recent decades as hunters sought their spotted pelts and farmers killed them to protect livestock. Now they appear to be thriving, thanks to a seven-year program and a newly declared national park.

  • UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Director for Asia and the Pacific Visits Afghanistan Sep 7, 2016

    6 September 2016 – Haoliang Xu, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group, has concluded a five-day visit to Afghanistan where he met with the CEO Abdullah Abdullah, other senior government officials, development partners, UNDP Staff, and ongoing UNDP projects.

  • ASG Haoliang Xu Helps Launch SDGs in Afghanistan Sep 5, 2016

    September 5 2016, Kabul – Yesterday, on the occasion of the visit to Kabul of UNDP Regional Director in Asia and the Pacific, Mr. Haoliang Xu, the Ministry of Economy (MoEC) of the Government of Afghanistan hosted a roundtable discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • UNDP and the Global Fund sign US$8.7m grant with the Ministry of Public Health to scale up HIV prevention measures in Afghanistan Jul 13, 2016

    Kabul, July 13, 2016— The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund signed a US$8.7 million grant with the Afghan Ministry of Public Health to scale up HIV prevention measures and treatment for people most at risk of contracting the virus in Afghanistan, including injecting drugs users and prisoners.

  • Afghanistan's first Ever Short Film Contest Jun 7, 2016

    Filmmakers, actors and writers from across Afghanistan on Monday received awards in the country’s first-ever Environmental Short Films Contest, organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the National Environmental Protection Agency and Saba TV.

  • Afghanistan’s first-ever Environmental Short Films Contest held for International Environment Day Jun 5, 2016

    Kabul, Sunday, 05 June 2016 — Filmmakers, actors and writers from across Afghanistan today received awards in the country’s first-ever Environmental Short Films Contest, organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the National Environmental Protection Agency and Saba TV.

  • Fastest Population Shift In History Means Make Or Break For Asia-Pacific Apr 25, 2016

    The report, entitled “Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development”, notes that Asia-Pacific countries now have more working-aged people and fewer dependents than at any point in history, providing a springboard for growth. Region-wide, 68 percent of people are of working age and only 32 percent are dependents.