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In the News: 'One of a Kind' Programme Taking Vaccines to Children's Doorsteps in Madhya Pradesh Aims for 100% Immunization Rate to Stop Disease

Read about how the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network, or eVin, has helped the state of Madhya Pradesh expand its vaccination coverage 75 percent of the population in its first year of implementation.

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In the News: 'India Moves Closer Towards Achieving its Goal of Financial Inclusion'

Read UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India Yuri Afanasiev's oped in The Times of India on how one billion Aadhaar numbers linked to one billion bank accounts and one billion mobile phones could transform service delivery -- and more.

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New Video: Building Houses, Building Dreams

Watch how families in a village in Maharashtra, India, are using government assistance to construct homes that are affordable, resilient and responsive to their needs. To find out more, read our new Exposure photo story: http://bit.ly/2uwe2O9

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New Report: Towards Victim-Friendly Responses and Procedures for Prosecuting Rape

Partners for Law in Development, supported by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, and UNDP, conducted a study on procedural reform in rape prosecutions, and its implementation. Click to read the full report.

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Deadline Extended - 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 recognize outstanding contributions to conserving the country's vast biological diversity. Now accepting entries till 15 October.

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New Video: UN Youth Envoy Visits Young Women Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth, stopped over at TARA (Technology & Action for Rural Advancement) to meet young women receiving training in salon services and retail under the Disha project.

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New Photo Story: Mango Republic

Learn how the income of Odisha's women mango cultivators such as Puse (pictured above) has increased by four times in less than a year.

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New Report: State of Youth Volunteering in India

A first-of-its-kind report, the State of Youth Volunteering in India 2017 documents the contribution of youth volunteering to achieving developmental goals in India. It calls for a better common understanding about what constitutes volunteerism and recommends measures to promote volunteering.

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New Blog: How India Can Tap Its Youth For Development

On International Youth Day, Arun Sahdeo, Programme Officer, United Nations Volunteers India, tells us how we can remove the constraints on volunteerism to harness the energy and enthusiasm of youth.

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Press Release: Regional Consultations on Mainstreaming Biodiversity

Find out how the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change is gearing up to submit the sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity with consultations in Guwahati, Lucknow (http://bit.ly/2h1hv1q) and Ahmedabad (http://bit.ly/2wUr9Nu).

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In the News: Women@Work - In A Haryana Factory, Tradition Clashes With Aspiration

Read journalist Namita Bhandare's second article in an IndiaSpend series on how women in Haryana factory found it difficult to escape the various constraints that inhibit their employment and participation in the workforce.

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In the News: Climate Change Workshop in Uttarakhand

Listen to how stakeholders were trained at a Government of Uttarakhand-UNDP workshop in Dehradun on long-term strategies to deal with climate change.

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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: 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.

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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UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator

The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.

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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.