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  • May 30, 2016Secretary-General's Message on The International Day of Families

  • May 30, 2016Secretary General's Message on World No Tobacco DayCigarettes and other tobacco products kill almost 6 million people every year. Sustainable Development Goal 3 aims to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. As part of that approach, governments have committed to strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries to reduce the proportion of people who use tobacco. On World No Tobacco Day 2016, the United Nations is lending its support to one simple measure with proven effectiveness in reducing demand: the plain packaging of tobacco products. As laid out in the UN tobacco control treaty, this entails restricting or prohibiting the use of logos, colours, brand images or any promotional information other than brand and product names displayed in a standard colour and font. Tobacco use is one of the largest causes of preventable non communicable diseases, including cancers, heart and lung disease. It also diverts valuable household income. Plain packaging reduces the attractiveness of tobacco products, restricts tobacco advertising and promotion, limits misleading labeling, and increases the effectiveness of health warnings. On this World No Tobacco Day, I call on governments around the world to get ready for plain packaging.

  • Promoting the use of improved cook stoves to prevent deforestation, improve health conditions and mitigate climate change impacts.May 16, 2016Promoting the use of improved cook stoves to prevent deforestation, improve health conditions and mitigate climate change impacts.

  • May 15, 2016Secretary-General Message on the International Day of Families

  • UNDP: FASTEST POPULATION SHIFT IN HISTORY MEANS MAKE OR BREAK FOR ASIA-PACIFICApr 25, 2016UNDP: FASTEST POPULATION SHIFT IN HISTORY MEANS MAKE OR BREAK FOR ASIA-PACIFICDemographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has never seen. An explosion in the working age population and a fall in birth rates that took a century in Europe are happening here in just 30 years.

  • UNDP to Launch Report on People-Centered Development in Asia-PacificApr 13, 2016UNDP to Launch Report on People-Centered Development in Asia-PacificThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that it will launch its new human development report “Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development,” on April 26 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Oe-Cusse administrartion entres into key partnerships with world’s leading organizationsMar 28, 2016Oe-Cusse administrartion entres into key partnerships with world’s leading organizationsAs parts of its efforts to leverage the strengths of some of the world’s leading organizations for the benefit of the people of Oe-Cusse and implementing its innovative ‘Partnering with the Best’ policy, the Authority of the Special Administrative Region of Oe-Cusse Ambeno (SAROA) and Special Zones for Social Market Economy (ZEESM) formalized collaboration with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence (GCPSE).

  • UNDP, MSA and MCIE commissioned rural water supply project in Suco Ossoala as part of climate resilient small scale rural infrastructure project in Timor-LesteFeb 22, 2016UNDP, MSA and MCIE commissioned rural water supply project in Suco Ossoala as part of climate resilient small scale rural infrastructure project in Timor-LesteUNDP in partnership with the Ministry of State Administration and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment, officially commissioned one of several projects that were implemented in 2015 by the SSRI project through PDIM (Integrated Municipality Development Planning previously PDID) framework supporting local communities to construct more sustainable and climate resilient rural infrastructure.

  • Knowledge on disaster risk management prevents damages and loses of lives and livelihoodsFeb 16, 2016Knowledge on disaster risk management prevents damages and loses of lives and livelihoodsUNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Social Solidarity conducted Training of Trainers (ToT) in Liquiça and Bobonaro municipalities which aims to raise the knowledge and capacity of government staff and community members on how to manage and reduce the risks of disaster.

  • Knowledge on disaster risk management prevents damages and loses of lives and livelihoodsFeb 16, 2016Knowledge on disaster risk management prevents damages and loses of lives and livelihoodsUNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Social Solidarity conducted Training of Trainers (ToT) in Liquiça and Bobonaro municipalities which aims to raise the knowledge and capacity of government staff and community members on how to manage and reduce the risks of disaster.

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