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'Education, Women's Empowerment Top Priorities for UN in India': Yuri Afanasiev

UN Resident Coordinator in India Yuri Afanasiev speaks to UN Radio on India's progress in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

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In the News: In Vengurla, Fisherwomen Turn Mangrove Tour Guides

Read about how fisherwomen, helped by two boats and 20 life jackets given to them by UNDP in collaboration with the Mangrove Cell, Maharashtra Forest Department, are conducting hour-long mangrove safaris for tourists.

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Press Release: Implementation of 2030 Agenda has to be Inclusive, Participatory and Bottom-up

Read what Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, had to say on the sidelines of the High Level Political Forum in New York, at a panel on 'The SDGs in Action: Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Inclusive Prosperity in a Changing World'.

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In the News: How Technology is Helping India Move Toward Smart Service Delivery

Read UNDP India Country Director Jaco Cillier's article in Devex on how the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network, or eVIN, is helping to secure the future of millions of women and children.

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In the News: Four Lakh Delhi Students to Receive Career Counselling

Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi, announced that the Education Department, with the support from UNDP India, would offer career counselling to four lakh public school students in Classes X-XII.

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Inviting Applications: India Biodiversity Awards 2018

The National Biodiversity Authority invites applications for the Fourth India Biodiversity Awards, 2018. UNDP India is the knowledge partner for the Awards which recognizes outstanding contributions to conserving the country's vast biological diversity

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Spark, Scale, Sustain: Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

According to a new UNDP report, achieving the SDGs requires investments in innovation. Read about how experiments in blockchain technology in India can transform service delivery, among other exciting innovations elsewhere in the developing world.

India intensifies South-South collaboration through the United Nations

Following the establishment of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund on 8 June 2017, as a partnership between the Republic of India and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), India yesterday enlarged its support to sustainable development through the multilateral system by making a supplemental contribution of one million dollars to the fund.

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Report: Saving Lives Sustainably

Read about a training workshop aimed at developing capacity of participants to develop sustainable procurement policies and strategies, especially in the healthcare sector.

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New Video: One Step Closer to a Swachh Bharat

Watch award-winning environment journalist Bahar Dutt take us through how a Safai Sena (Cleaning Army) is helping Delhi deal with its garbage problem.

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EVIN Wins Asia Mobile Award

India's mobile application for digitizing vaccine logistics won the prestigious GSMA-Asia Mobile Award 2017 for Outstanding Mobile Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals in Asia. Click on the link above to find out more about the award-winning app.

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'Agriculture Has to be Transformed'

How relevant is agriculture, a sector which accounts for less than 4 percent of global GDP? Read new UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner's remarks at the McDougall Memorial Lecture at the 40th Session of the FAO Conference in Rome for an answer.

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Interview: 'We Will Institutionalize the Process for Preparing District HDRs'

Read what Principal Secretary, Planning, Government of Gujarat, S. Aparna, said to UNDP India about Gujarat's commitment to human development and its efforts to develop human development reports at the block level.

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One Ocean

Three local stories, one global effort to restore and protect our seas. See how local women and men in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, are learning methods to preserve the local environment and provide them with a sustainable living.

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In the News: Government of West Bengal Wins UN Public Service Award

Read about the Department of Women, Child Development and Social Welfare's award-winning initiative, Kanyashree Prakalpa, which aims to improve the status of adolescent girls from socio-economically disadvantaged families in West Bengal by providing cash transfers to girls who stay in school and unmarried.

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New Video: Managing Plastic Waste

This World Environment Day, watch how a local NGO, with support from the Global Environment Facility's Small Grants Programme and UNDP, is helping communities collect and recycle plastic waste for use in road-building and cement manufacturing -- increasing the income of waste pickers in the process.

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New Video: On the Trail of the Fishing Cat

#IndiaWithNature: Did you know that the presence of a fishing cat is an indicator of a healthy mangrove ecosystem? To find out more, watch award-winning environment journalist Bahar Dutt try to catch a glimpse of the elusive fishing cat in Coringa.

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From Waste to Wealth

Read the story of a zero garbage hamlet on India’s coast

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#SaveOurOcean: Countries Agree on Decisive and Urgent Actions

At the Ocean Conference, 193 UN member states unanimously agreed to a set of measures that will begin the reversal of the decline of the ocean’s health. The outcome document includes more than 1,300 commitments to action and marks a breakthrough in the global approach to the management and conservation of the ocean. Find out more.

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New Video: A Hotspot For Nature Lovers

#IndiaWithNature: This World Environment Day, take a walk on the wild side with award-winning environment journalist Bahar Dutt, as she guides us through the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread over 23,000 hectares, it is the second largest stretch of mangrove forests in India.

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In the News: Skilling Women by Clement Chauvet

Read an article in Education Times by the chief of skills and business development at UNDP on the Disha project and how it aims to bring more women into the workforce.