Opinion piece by Jaco Cilliers, UNDP India Country Director
Jaco Cilliers in the Indian Express: Lending a Hand; Filling a Gap

Governments, philanthropists and business can forge partnerships and blend financial models to achieve the sustainable development goals.

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UNRC Yuri Afanasiev: 'India is internationalizing its SDGs agenda by prioritizing its needs and policies.'

Read about the plenary session of the South Asian Speakers' Summit in Indore, where UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Yuri Afanasiev spoke alongside the Vice Chairperson of NITI Aayog, Prof. Arvind Panagariya, on how the SDGs could be achieved, and India's leadership role.

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Photojournalist Prashanth Vishwanathan Curates UNDP India's Instagram

Well-known photojournalist Prashanth Vishwanathan is curating UNDP India's Instagram handle this week. Prashanth was in Sahibganj, Jharkhand last month to document progress of the Ganga Rejuvenation partnership and his visuals tell the story of how communities living on the banks of the Ganga in India are championing sustainable sanitation management. Look up our Instagram feed and tell us what you think!

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Equator Prize: Call for Nominations

The UNDP Equator Initiative has launched its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2017. The nomination deadline is 8 March 2017. The prize will be awarded to outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. Each winning group will receive USD 10,000 and be invited to participate in a series of policy dialogues and special events during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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New Video: Smoke-free Kitchens on the Banks of River Ganga

The Ganga Rejuvenation partnership is helping women living on the banks of the river Ganga in Jharkhand build smoke-free cookstoves in their kitchens, improving women's well-being and health, and reducing the use of firewood. The partnership launched by the Jharkhand government, with the Namami Ganga mission and the central Ministry of Water Resources, River Development is supported by UNDP.

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In the News: UNDP to help government sensitize stakeholders on reform initiatives

Read a report on UNDP's efforts to support the government in improving its Ease of Doing Business rank in The Financial Express.

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Haoliang Xu: Speech on "The Changing Role of UNDP in Asia-Pacific" at Columbia University

He spoke about how, as the global development architecture continues to change, UNDP is evolving from a donor into an advisor and development service provider.

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Highlights from First SDG Philanthropy Platform Consultation in India

The key objective of the high-level roundtable was to explore how Indian philanthropy can collaborate more with the UN and the government to achieve the SDGs in India.

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India and UNDP: Partnering to Leave No One Behind

UNDP is committed to supporting the Government of India in its vision to leave no one behind. Watch how.

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Get Involved: Take Our New Survey on Volunteerism

Take part in the survey on youth volunteerism! Your voice will help us understand the perception and motivation of youth volunteers in India.

Snapshot: UNDP in 2016
Snapshot: UNDP in 2016

A quick recap of UNDP in 2016 in India. From rural housing, to skilling, Ganga rejuvenation, biodiversity conservation, governance and support to implementation of government schemes. Its been an exciting year. Take a look!

#bestof2016 | The Year in Review
The Year in Review

2016 has been a fulfilling year where we deepened our collaboration with central and state governments, launched several new exciting partnerships, and continued to support the transformational ideas that will ensure India realizes its dream of creating better lives for all its citizens. As we look forward to 2017, we reflect on the year gone by through the lens of the camera.

UNRC Yuri Afanasiev on Imagining India in 2030 | Business Worl
UNRC Yuri Afanasiev on Imagining India in 2030 | Business World

India will have six megacities with over 10 million residents each, and will witness an urban explosion never seen before

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Transforming Lives through Ecotourism

How can local communities conserve biodiversity and earn sustainable livelihoods? Watch how people living on the fringes of the majestic Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary are earning a living through ecotourism and protecting their biodiversity.