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Darren Espanto is new Youth Advocate for UNDP Philippines

Apr 16, 2020 - 7:30 AM

'It is truly an honor to be a part of this and I hope to be of service through this endeavor,' says Darren

[OPINION] In solidarity with our queer sisters

Mar 06, 2020 - 1:17 PM

'The more I learned about the experiences of other LGBTQ folks like me, the more I recognized that we were still different from each other'

#HackSociety 2018: What to expect

Oct 30, 2018 - 2:33 PM

(Updated) On Monday, October 29, at least 22 groups of students and young professionals will be in the Rappler newsroom for a two-day ideathon, where they will think, create, and make the first step in building their innovative ventures

Rappler Talk: Future-proofing young Filipinos through innovation, social enterprise

Sep 25, 2018 - 10:10 AM

Rappler sits down with UNDP's Andrew Parker and statistician Dr Jose Ramon Albert

#HackSociety 2018: Build Tomorrow

Sep 11, 2018 - 10:18 AM

How can we build the future through accountable innovation? How can we design scalable solutions and achieve impact without 'breaking things'?

In fight vs plastic, 'challenge is changing people's mindset, lifestyle'

May 26, 2018 - 6:16 PM

A study shows that the Philippines generates 2.7 million metric tons of plastic garbage every year

Biodiversity Day Press Con.

Call for Applications: ChangemakerXchange Indonesia 2018

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Join the upcoming #ChangemakerXchange summit in Indonesia from June 26 to July 1, 2018

Rappler Talk: Helen Clark on leadership and global change

Mar 17, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa talks to Clark about leadership and empowerment, as well as how her views of the world have changed

UNDP, PBE launch SDG monitoring app

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:08 PM

'If you do good, you can do well,' says UNDP Philippines Country Director Titon Mitra

PARTNERSHIP. SDGsBizPH app consolidates Sustainable Development Goals stories from the Philippine private sector. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

UNDP, Citi Foundation launch youth innovation program

Dec 15, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Youth Co:Lab aims to catalyze youth innovation towards solving the world’s biggest social challenges

YOUTH COLLABORATION. UNDP launches Regional Youth Project on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Philippines. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler.com

Southeast Asia's poorest mostly Filipinos, Indonesians – ASEAN report

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The report notes, however, that extreme poverty in the region dropped to 7% as of 2013 from a high of 17% in 2005

A man living under the Estero de Vitas bridge washes clothes at his home in Tondo in Manila on July 16, 2017. The Philippine economy has sustained one of the fastest growth rates in Asia, official data showed on May 18, 2017 which analysts said signalled strong economic leadership from President Rodrigo Duterte even as he wages a deadly drug war. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Startups, investors meet at the ASEAN Slingshot

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:07 PM

DTI leads the biggest government-initiated startup event in the Philippines and the ASEAN region

SLINGSHOT. DTI officials and angel investors pose during launch ASEAN Slingshot event. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

Seberapa penting kesetaraan gender demi tercapainya SDGs?

Oct 22, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Visi Pemuda 2030: Kesetaraan Gender dan Pemberdayaan Perempuan di Indonesia adalah acara yang diselenggarakan oleh IBCWE, UN Women, UNDP, dan AIESEC

Saatnya anak muda bicara kesetaraan gender

Oct 16, 2017 - 3:14 PM

AIESEC Indonesia, IBC WE, UN Women dan UNDP akan gelar acara ‘Visi Pemuda 2030: Kesetaraan Gender dan Pemberdayaan Perempuan’ pada 20 Oktober di CIMB Niaga Hall, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 59, Jakarta Selatan

Startups tapped to rescue disaster-prone ASEAN region

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:34 PM

'Startups to the Resque' relies on the spirit and dynamism of the youth to propose solutions for disaster resilience and recovery

Bill seeks to create 'separate and specialized' subject on human rights

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:48 PM

UPDATED This follows one of the recommendations of a 2012 study commissioned by the Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations Development Programme

The 'bagong bayani' of the Philippines

Dec 30, 2016 - 5:12 PM

Celebrating the Month of Overseas Filipinos in December of every year in line with the International Migrants Day is recognizing the valuable role and productive contribution of migrants both in the Philippines and their countries of destination

Courage of conviction

Oct 02, 2016 - 6:20 PM

In the Philippines arguably the prospects for peace following decades of conflict is perhaps closer than ever before precisely because there is courage of conviction

INITIALED. Government and NDF negotiators shake hands after completing the first round of talks since an impasse in 2011. Photo from OPAPP

Social Good Summit Jakarta 2016

Sep 29, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Social Good Summit Jakarta 2016: Connecting Today, Creating Tomorrow

Sep 29, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Dunia seperti apa yang kamu inginkan pada tahun 2030NOW? Yuk hadir dan berpartisipasi mencari solusi dan berbagi aspirasi

The winning ideas from #HackSociety

Sep 24, 2016 - 10:04 PM

A look at some of ground up projects judged to have the most potential to drive progress

Gender inequality costs Africa $95B a year – UN

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:55 PM

UN Development Fund director Helen Clark says African countries are not harnessing the full potential of women

epa02352077 64-year-old Gladys Bhengu prepares to carry her load of firewood collected several kilometers from her home in Inanda near Durban, South Africa, 22 September 2010. Gender equality and the provision of basic services are two of the issues under discussion at the ruling African National Congress (ANC)'s national general council currently underway in Durban. EPA/JON HRUSA

UN PH chief: 'Social enterprises means to achieving SDGs'

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:51 PM

Now is the time to move beyond good will and advocacy and show leadership innovation and share resources says UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines Ola Almgren

Investing in biodiversity is investing in our future

May 20, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The incoming Duterte administration should look into investing in biodiversity and protecting biodiverse areas in the Philippines if it wants to effect sustainable change

UNDP: Invest in people to sustain growth in Asia-Pacific

Apr 26, 2016 - 2:37 PM

If countries do not start planning for this demographic change they will miss out on a unique opportunity to boost growth and investments for the future says the United Nations Development Programme UNDP in its latest Regional Human Development Report

PEOPLE POWER. Investing in education will help sustain growth in the region according to a UNDP study. Photo by Joshua Ruizo

UNDP: Sumbar, NTB, dan Kalsel provinsi dengan indeks kebebasan sipil terendah

Mar 13, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Menurut UNDP tindakan diskriminatif berawal dari Perda yang diskriminatif

MINORITAS. Kelompok minoritas memperingati Hari Anti Diskriminasi yang jatuh pada Selasa, 1 Maret 2016 di kantor Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Jakarta. Foto oleh Febriana Firdaus/Rappler

Abusive work conditions in PH hold back growth – UNDP report

Jan 19, 2016 - 3:36 PM

Work not just jobs contributes to human progress and enhances development

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. Photo by Bea Orante/Rappler

Abusive work conditions persist despite gains – UN report

Jan 18, 2016 - 3:59 PM

The 2015 Human Development Report highlights the unequal benefits of progress in work and human development

IMPROVEMENTS? As more people benefit from progress, many people are not only left behind, but also subjected to the abuses carried over from the past

MMDA, NDRRMC launch updated quake contingency plan

Dec 18, 2015 - 3:47 PM

Anticipating that Bulacan and other neighboring provinces may also be affected by the Big One the 2010 Oplan Metro Yakal is updated

Paris and its climate legacy for future generations

Nov 30, 2015 - 1:47 PM

Keeping global temperature rise to below 2°C of the average pre industrial level may not be enough to avert dangerous consequences but 2°C gives us a target to focus upon

UNDP Asia chief: To curb climate crisis, time to rethink values

Nov 24, 2015 - 7:41 PM

What s at stake for developing climate vulnerable countries like the Philippines in the UN climate summit in Paris? The UN s Haoliang Xu says a lot

Include IPs in climate change talks – United Nations

Nov 21, 2015 - 4:14 PM

The UNDP urges governments to listen to the voices of the indigenous peoples in preparation for the international climate change conference in Paris

Evaluation: Key to achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Nov 16, 2015 - 6:42 PM

Evaluation will play a key role in ensuring the world meets the targets to achieve the sustainable development goals

The Agos Community of Partners

Oct 19, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Project Agos is proud to be working with various government agencies bilateral and multilateral groups civil society organizations the academe and private sector to make ZeroCasualty a reality

The wRap Indonesia: Tortured farmer, Go-Mart invasion

Sep 29, 2015 - 7:07 AM

A farmer killed for protesting sand mining is allegedly not the first one murdered Go Jek CEO and Founder Nadiem Makarim talks to Rappler about Go Mart and other top news from Indonesia and around the world

Ucapan dukacita jaringan Gusdurian atas meninggalnya Salim Kancil. Foto dari Twitter @AlissaWahid

HIGHLIGHTS Indonesia +SocialGood: The Social Good Summit in Jakarta

Sep 28, 2015 - 8:51 AM

Join the discussions via Twitter Use the hashtags 2030NOW 2030saya

AGENDA Indonesia + SocialGood: The Social Good Summit Jakarta #2030NOW #2030saya

Sep 27, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Agenda acara Indonesia SocialGood The Social Good Summit in Jakarta: 2030NOW 2030saya

UNDP using apps to fight corruption, pollution in Asia-Pacific

Sep 26, 2015 - 1:45 PM

An app that helps manage electronic waste in China and a text messaging system for monitoring corruption in Papua New Guinea are just some new ways social innovations are helping tackle the world s big problems

TECH FOR GOOD. UNDP's Ramya Gopalan shares some social innovations that are helping countries tackle age-old problems. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Towards Zero Poverty: A symposium on shared prosperity

Sep 21, 2015 - 1:54 PM

The AIM Rizalino S Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness NEDA and the UNDP invite you to a policy symposium titled Towards Zero Poverty

A historic opportunity for lasting peace

Sep 21, 2015 - 1:35 PM

At the end of the day the people of the Philippines must find their own way to sustained peace and inclusive development

Membayangkan 15 tahun lagi #2030saya seperti apa | #2030NOW

Sep 17, 2015 - 6:18 PM

Social Good Summit di Jakarta ingin mempertemukan ide dan inisiatif agar kita sadar dan aktif untuk masa depan

Where are we after Yolanda?

Aug 10, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Now is also the time to examine closely what worked and did less so and make the structural fixes required to further enhance capacity to respond and recover in the future

Rappler and UNDP to work together for 'social good'

Jul 19, 2015 - 3:10 PM

Rappler and the United Nations Development Programme UNDP agree to work together on a series of initiatives that will fuse innovation social media and technology for development

COOPERATION. UNDP Country Director Titon Mitra and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that aims to increase social civic engagement for development. All photos by Frances Saycon/Rappler

MAP: The world population as of 2014

Jul 11, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Less developed countries contribute a big majority to the world population Some of these countries also have the highest birth and infant mortality rates

Philippines, a leader in climate change policies – UNDP

May 21, 2015 - 6:56 PM

People s Survival Fund to help vulnerable communities adapt to impacts of climate change

CLIMATE RESILIENT. Sec. Lucille Sering of the Climate Change Commission and other climate experts from vulnerable countries answers questions from the media during the Climate Vulnerability Regional Forum. Photo by Jed Alegado

Making rice cultivation more eco-friendly

May 07, 2015 - 6:07 PM

The United Nations Development Programme UNDP suggests a holistic approach in addressing the climate related problems in agriculture

UNDP launches new program for disaster resilience

Mar 31, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Called 5 10 50 the program seeks to support countries and communities to help them deliver better risk informed development

DISASTER. Photo by Chris McCowage/Australian Red Cross/AFP

Women are key in tackling disaster – UN officials

Mar 16, 2015 - 4:33 PM

The issues will be how we make sure that women are fully engaged and the conference should argue for women s empowerment and full equality because why should they suffer?

Filipino women wash clothes next to a ship washed ashore by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), in the city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines, 11 November 2013. Francis R. Malasig/EPA

UNDP: Send loans, cash to Ebola-hit countries

Dec 12, 2014 - 5:19 PM

While government spending increased due to recurrent expenditure for treatment of Ebola patients long term investments for infrastructure and development are among the casualties

Q and A: UNDP Regional director on Yolanda rehab

Nov 11, 2014 - 3:46 PM

From our point of view we ve done a lot But compared to the total size of the destruction what we did is really a small part Yolanda rehabilitation requires the effort of everybody else says UNDP regional director Haoliang Xu

UNDP regional director Haoliang Xu