The University of the Philippines (UP) is the country’s national university. This premier institution of higher learning was established in 1908 and is now a university system composed of eight constituent universities and one autonomous college spread throughout 17 campuses in the archipelago.
In 2012, the Commission on Higher Education declared 24 units of the university as Centers of Excellence; while 6 units have been declared as Centers of Development. For a more detailed list of the units and the programs they offer, please click here.
The University of the Philippines System publishes regular updates on the university via Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and LinkedIn. Videos about the university are also available on Youtube, while publications from the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs are also published on Issuu. Photos on some of the historic moments of the university are also posted on Instagram.
The Climate Change Commission, attached to the Office of the President, is an independent and autonomous body with the same status as that of a national government agency serves as the sole-policy-making body of the government which is tasked to coordinate, monitor and evaluate the programs and action plans of the government relating to climate change pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 9729 or the Climate Change Act of 2009. This law builds resilience through mainstreaming climate change in various phases of policy formulation, development plans, poverty reduction strategies, and other development tools and techniques by all agencies and instrumentalities of the government.
UNDP has been working in the Philippines for over 40 years. Today, it continues to strengthen the country’s capacities at the national and local levels to promote democratic governance, sustainable management of natural resources, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management, and resilience and peacebuilding. In all its programmes, UNDP integrates human rights and gender equality, believing that everyone should have equal access to the benefits of development.
The Australian Government’s development policy Australian aid: promoting prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing stability and performance framework Making Performance Count: enhancing the accountability and effectiveness of Australian aid outline key aspects of our aid program.
The Philippines is one of Australia’s longest-standing bilateral relationships. We have shared interests, supported by strong people-to-people links. Australia’s interests in the Philippines will be pursued through assisting the Philippine Government with the development of a well-managed and stable government and a more prosperous, inclusive and open economy. A more open economy will not only benefit Filipinos, but also allow both nations to continue to pursue a mature economic partnership.
The New Zealand Aid Programme delivers New Zealand’s official support for developing countries.
The purpose of New Zealand’s aid is to develop shared prosperity and stability in the Pacific and beyond, drawing on the best of New Zealand’s knowledge and skills. We support sustainable development in developing countries to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.
MFAT staff in Wellington and at posts are responsible for managing the New Zealand Aid Programme, working with a wide range of partners.