IDB 2017, undp. moefcc
Press Release: Celebration of International Day for Biodiversity in Goa

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was chief guest at celebrations of the International Day of Biodiversity organized by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India, and the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), with support from the Goa State Biodiversity Board, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

whale shark, undp, biodiversity, east godavari, IDB
#IDB2017: Saving the World's Largest Fish

On International Day for Biodiversity, 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.

Ecotourism, UNDP, Wildlife
#IDB2017: Transforming Lives through Ecotourism

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.

south south, undp, china, indonesia
Localizing the SDGs: UNDP China, India and Indonesia offices share experiences

A three-day knowledge exchange brought together representatives from UNDP Offices in China, India and Indonesia to share best practices and knowledge on what it will take to achieve the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) in large countries that together account for 3 billion people -- about 40 percent of the world's population.

press release, UNDP, Achim Steiner
Press Release: UNDP Executive Board Welcomes Appointment of Achim Steiner as New Administrator

UNDP's Executive Board welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the organization’s new Administrator. Over nearly three decades, Mr. Steiner has been a global leader on sustainable development, climate resilience and international cooperation. He has worked tirelessly to champion sustainability, economic growth and equality for the vulnerable, and has been a vocal advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals. He replaces Helen Clark, who served two successive terms as UNDP Administrator.

UNDP in India on Twitter

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Women Transforming India Call For Entries - Deadline Extended to 1 June

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2017, NITI Aayog, in partnership with the UN in India and MyGov, presents the second edition of Women Transforming India, an online contest to celebrate women achievers, leaders and change makers from across the country. Read more to find out how to participate.

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New Video: Disha in Action at JSL, Haryana

Watch how Jindal Stainless Limited is partnering with Disha Skills to train 180 young women to work in stainless steel applications in Haryana, a state where women’s workforce participation remains low.

evin, undp, oped
In the News: eVIN Among Successful Immunization Innovations

During World Immunization Week, read an article by Orin Levine, director of vaccine delivery at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, that features innovations in vaccine systems -- with eVIN as one such model.

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In the News: UNDP to Assist Law Ministry to Set Up Interface to Help Citizens Access Legal Aid

Read about how UNDP will assist the Department of Justice design an interface that will help citizens access legal services. The pro-bono legal services initiative will connect advocates interested in providing legal aid to the people who need it.

railways, energy
World Earth Day: Energy Smart - The Indian Railways Powers Ahead

Learn how the Indian Railways, one of the world’s largest railway networks, is adopting a range of energy efficient technologies that can support the vision of an environment-friendly rail network for India.

UNDP, India, Indian Railways, Partnership, CEEW
New Study: Renewables Could Power 25% of Indian Railways by 2025

UNDP India Country Director Jaco Cilliers spoke at the conference, 'Decarbonising the Indian Railways'. A new study launched at the conference found that the Indian Railways could achieve the target of 5 GW of solar by 2025. Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Railways, and Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, released the study and delivered keynote addresses.

SDGs, gram panchayats, handbook
New Publication: SDGs and Gram Panchayats - Handbook for Trainers

It is important that the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and targets are explained from the perspective of local governments and presented to them in a way that can be used in local planning and implementation. This handbook is a resource for elected representatives in local governments, and trainers, to provide them information on SDG-oriented local planning.

UNDP, KISS, Odisha, skills
Partnering for skill development amongst tribal youth in Odisha

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Kalinga Institute of Social Science (KISS) sign Memorandum of Understanding to support skill development in the state