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.
Climate Change Fuels Insurgency in Afghanistan
Nov 15, 2016
After two winters without snow, Kabul residents are anxiously scouring the hills for the first flakes, wary that the depletion of this major source of water further fuels instability in war-ravaged Afghanistan. Historically speaking, a snowless year is highly unusual for this ancient capital, built 1,500 metres (5,000 feet) above sea-level in the foothills of the Hindu Kush. "Kabul can be without gold but not without snow", according to a local proverb. But as the world gets warmer, that is changing.
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
Aimal Khaurin on Shamshad TV’s Henna Show
Nov 2, 2016
UNDP environment expert Aimal Khaurin explains how we fund local people to protect the environment on famous kids' show, Henna.
Faster TB diagnosis in Kabul
Nov 2, 2016
UNDP has provided Maiwand Hospital with a Digital X-Ray Imaging Facility. Faster diagnosis helps stop the spread of TB.
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.
Douglas Keh’s Exclusive Interview with 8am Daily
Oct 25, 2016
“World would be a better place if women were leading it,” said Douglas Keh, UNDP Country Director in an exclusive interview with 8am Daily.
Gender and Women's Studies at Kabul University
Oct 10, 2016
In 2015, Kabul University and UNDP launched Afghanistan’s first-ever Master’s degree in Gender and Women’s Studies. UNDP also inaugurated a Gender Resources Center within the faculty, equipped with computers, books and research materials.
Snow leopards in Wakhan: UNDP talks big cats and conservation on Mitra TV (Video)
Oct 5, 2016
Snow leopards – the star attraction of Wakhan National Park – are coming home! Find out why on Mitra TV’s Good Morning with UNDP’s very own Farhad Zalmai. Once feared to be extinct in Afghanistan, there are now as many as 140 snow leopards living in the Wakhan Corridor – maybe 25% of all snow leopards worldwide.
UNDP Country Director Speaks with Shamshad
Sep 22, 2016
UNDP Country Director, Douglas Keh, on an exclusive Interview with Shamshad TV. In his interview, Keh shares some of UNDP's great achievements in Afghanistan and the World in its 50-year journey. He also touches upon UNDP’s current and future projects that will help strengthen institutions and communities across the country.