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.
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as administrator of the organization. Mr. Steiner will also chair the UN Development Group, which unites the 32 UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies and other bodies that work to support sustainable development.
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.
As the global Ocean Conference kicks off in New York, read about how a Government of India project in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, supported by the Global Environment Facility and UNDP India, has helped improve fishing stocks.
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#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.
Read the story of a zero garbage hamlet on India’s coast
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.
#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.
Watch how local fishing communities are coming together to conserve whale sharks in the east coast of India, and contributing to conserving the rich marine life of the area.
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
Read Oscar-winning actor Leonardo Di Caprio's oped in The Times of India on the need to #SaveOurOcean.
This publication is a collection of 10 transformative development stories for development practitioners that explains how the featured projects have yielded lasting, far-reaching results, and accelerated early progress on multiple Sustainable Development Goals. Read about how India brought thousands of HIV/AIDS-affected individuals into a social safety net.
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.
How can local communities conserve biodiversity and earn sustainable livelihoods? On International Day of Biodiversity, watch how people living on the fringes of the majestic Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary are earning a living through ecotourism and protecting their biodiversity.
#SaveOurOcean: Read UN Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed's article in The Asian Age on the essential role the ocean plays in nurturing life.
See how community involvement is helping to preserve and restore coastal and marine diversity in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, while improving the livelihoods of local people.
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UNV India is excited to announce the Youth Adda, which we will be hosting in July 2017 in close partnership with Pravah, Restless Development, and Commutiny. All young Indians are invited to join the adda and/or submit their creative ideas to raise awareness of the SDGs by harnessing the combined transformative potential of volunteering and technology. The theme for this edition of adda is SDG-10, “Reduced Inequalities”.
Read Haoliang Xu, Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP, highlighting 10 solutions to help meet the SDGs in Asia-Pacific.