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  • Haoliang Xu: “The 2030 Agenda Implementation in Asia and the Pacific”Feb 3, 2016Remarks prepared for an event at Georgetown University on February 3, 2016 in Washington DC.

  • Applications for UNV Global Presentation Competition “Youth Change the World – Volunteering for the SDGs”Jan 8, 2016UNV India is hosting the Indian iteration of the Global Presentation Competition “Youth Change the World – Volunteering for the SDGs” in cooperation with multiple UNV offices including Ghana, Fiji, Uganda and more in the world.

  • “Address Challenges and Seize Opportunities of the New World of Work,” UNDP UrgesDec 14, 2015With 2 billion people lifted out of low human development in the last 25 years, the 2015 Human Development Report calls for a greater focus on work to galvanize progress. The Report identifies jobs in clean energy as a key opportunity for India, and alerts that progress on human development can be fastened by improving equitable access to finance and technology for women and youth

  • Helen Clark: Statement on Outcome of Paris Climate Change ConferenceDec 12, 2015UNDP, together with its partners, stands ready to help translate what has been agreed in Paris into climate action which will make a decisive difference to people and to our planet.

  • UN Public Lecture on Sustainable Development Begins with EducationDec 1, 2015UN Public lecture by Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate and Child Rights Activist on Tuesday, 1 December at The Theatre, India Habitat Centre from 16.00 – 17.00 hrs.

  • Helen Clark: Statement on World AIDS DayDec 1, 201536.9 million people are living with HIV globally but, - new HIV infections have fallen by 35% since 2000. On World AIDS day 2015, our administrator, Helen Clark urges all to accelerate the pace on the last mile of the AIDS response

  • COP21 Conference on Climate ChangeNov 30, 2015Governments from across the world will convene in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) from 30 November to 11 December to agree on a new global climate change agreement.

  • Helen Clark: Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against WomenNov 25, 2015Even today, 1 in 3 women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Helen Clark urges all to speak out against violence against women, and join efforts to ensure that women and girls everywhere can live free of violence

  • Message of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenNov 25, 2015On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to join forces to end violence against women and girls; promote full gender equality; and realize a world where women and girls enjoy the safety they deserve -- for their sake and for all of humanity.

  • Inclusive Media – UNDP Fellowships 2015 AnnouncedNov 24, 2015Seven journalists from English and Hindi media from Delhi, Chandigarh, Jharkhand, Haryana, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh have been selected for the prestigious Inclusive Media-UNDP Fellowships 2015. The fellows will take time off from routine journalism to spend time with rural/ marginalized communities to highlight their anxieties and concerns that require wider coverage and public attention. The fellowships cover costs of news gathering, logistics and incidental expenses up to Rs 150,000.

  • International Workshop on Concentrated Solar TechnologiesNov 19, 2015The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF), India in association with Intersolar India 2015, is organizing a special event on Concentrated Solar Technologies (CST) on 19 November 2015 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. This event will focus on the progress made by the collaboration of MNRE and UNDP with support from GEF in promoting the concentrating solar heat applications. It will benefit manufacturers, users, international participants, policy makers, government officials, industrialists who are committed to adopt green technologies by reducing the use of fossil fuels and their carbon foot print.

  • The challenge of Climate Change: An Indian PerspectiveNov 18, 2015“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.” said Mahatma Gandhi. Climate change is no more just an environmental concern. It has emerged as the biggest developmental challenge for the planet, posing threat to human health along with its economic impacts.

  • Showcasing Solutions in Energy Efficiency: Indian Railways Summit Supported by UNDPNov 6, 2015An International Summit in New Delhi on 6 November will bring together policymakers, experts from around the world and technology providers, to deliberate on energy efficiency strategies that can enable the Railways to build a sustainable future ahead. Participants will discuss important advances being made in the design and delivery of technologies and solutions in railways sectors across the world.

  • Building Disaster Resilient AirportsOct 27, 2015Disasters invariably cause damage to assets, infrastructure and the delivery of crucial, lifesaving services. Airports are no exception. As the global frequency of disasters increases, there is an urgent need to prepare airports to withstand disaster and support immediate relief efforts in the aftermath of a disaster. This was the key message emerging from a day-long workshop organized by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New Delhi on 27 October, 2015.

  • India Lights Up in Blue to Celebrate UN DayOct 24, 2015To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, India lit iconic landmarks and heritage sites across the country – blue – the official colour of the United Nations on Saturday, 24 October 2015.

  • Eco-Friendly Bio-toilets Improving Health and Dignity for India’s Poor PeopleOct 20, 2015Banka BioLoo, an Indian company that provides innovative solutions for human waste treatment, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) in distributing environmentally-friendly toilets to low-income families across India. Banka BioLoo’s plans to install 300,000 innovative sanitation systems, or bioloos, across the country by 2020. Bioloos will also be installed in 3,000 schools, reaching an additional 120,000 girls. The company estimates that 94,000 temporary jobs will be created as a result of this expansion.

  • Helen Clark: Message on the International Day for the Eradication of PovertyOct 17, 2015This year, the theme for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, “Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination”, celebrates the solidarity and the optimistic spirit of this new development agenda.

  • IKEA Foundation Commits EUR 16 Million for Programme to Improve the Lives of One Million Underprivileged Women and Girls in IndiaOct 12, 2015To celebrate the Day of the Girl Child, IKEA Foundation announced a new partnership that aims to provide employment and entrepreneurship opportunities to one million underprivileged women across India. The unique three-year programme will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Xyntéo and the India Development Foundation (IDF). The programme is approved by India’s Ministry of Finance.

  • Haoliang Xu: The Future of Development Cooperation in Asia and the PacificOct 5, 2015This event takes place at an important time. As you all know, development cooperation has been the focus of considerable attention in recent weeks in New York and across the world, as we adopt the called “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” In my presentation this afternoon, I will touch upon three issues: • Key development challenges in Asia and the Pacific • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development • Implementation of the 2030 Agenda and UNDP’s role in Asia and the Pacific

  • Technology will be a Key Enabler of the New Global Sustainable Development AgendaSep 28, 2015A host of policymakers, celebrities and innovators, gathered in New Delhi at the India Social Good Summit 2015 to discuss the role of technology in social good initiatives.

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