Launch of UNDP Diversity Awards Announced

March 28, 2012
Source: United Nations Development Programme

UNDP - Diversity awards

UNDP has launched the UNDP Diversity Awards, which will recognize UNDP Offices that demonstrate exemplary leadership and practice in promoting diversity in the workplace. UNDP as an organization embraces inclusive employment and strives to create an enabling working environment that provides equal opportunities to women, people of different nationalities and from different geographic regions, people living with disabilities, indigenous peoples and other groups. Initiatives such as the newly established Multi-Donor Trust Fund for the UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD), launched 8 December 2011 to make funding available to countries for substantive, programmatic work on disability rights, work in tandem with UNDP corporate initiatives such as the Diversity Awards to combat discrimination, exclusion and marginalization and realize a human rights-based “society for all”. More information: http://www.undp.org.