Tag Archives: Asia-Pacific

Bringing experience and innovation to spur progress in Asia and the Pacific

It has been said that ‘you are only as good as your last success.’ As the United Nations Development Programme marks its 50th anniversary at the end of this month, we are forging ahead in that spirit, and not resting on our achievements. But the incredible results we have accomplished across the world and especially in Asia and the Pacific are testimonials of an organization dedicated to the best in development. Continue reading

New report demands equal access to knowledge for the visually impaired

Ensuring the right to knowledge among persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled should be a higher development priority, says a new report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Blind Union – Asia Pacific (WBUAP). Continue reading

UN calls for rethink of economic growth strategies to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia-Pacific

Senior representatives from over 30 Asia-Pacific countries ended a three day United Nations economic committee here today, calling for a rethink of economic growth strategies and policies in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Continue reading

Asia Pacific Countries Meet to Tackle Air Pollution

High-level government officials from more than 20 Asia Pacific countries, atmospheric scientists and experts and international organizations will come together in Bangkok for a week of meetings and events focusing on tackling the growing air pollution challenge which is increasingly threatening public health in the region. More than 120 participants, including foremost experts in Asia Pacific working on air pollution, are attending the 23-27 November Asia Pacific Clean Air Week organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners. Continue reading