27 February 2013, Shan State – New study of gender issues in Shan State concludes that inequality gap between women and men will not narrow unless women are provided with more leadership opportunities in community driven development. The study, organized by UNDP to analyse living status of women and men in Inle Lake area in Shan State, also calls for more training for women to help strengthen their leadership skills.
Asia-Pacific actions to address climate change will have global impact
Jakarta -- Countries in Asia and the Pacific are at a crossroads and must now strike a balance between rising prosperity and rising emissions. Their success or failure will have repercussions worldwide, predicts a new report released today by the United Nations Development Programme.