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  • 25 Nov 2014
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark's Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark urges everyone to reconfirm the commitment to eradicate all forms of violence against women and ensure justice and support for survivors.

  • 25 Nov 2014
    UN Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    “If we stand together in homes, communities, countries and internationally, we can challenge discrimination and impunity, and put a stop to the mind sets and customs that encourage, ignore or tolerate the global disgrace of violence against women and girls,” says UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

  • 12 Nov 2014
    India Pledges Support for UN Development Activities to Eradicate Poverty

    The Government of India has re-affirmed its commitment to development cooperation by pledging over US$ 9 million to UN development activities in 2015. India was among the 26 countries that have pledged USD 560 million in support of UN development activities for the next year.

  • 07 Nov 2014
    SAARC Statisticians Call for an Increased Investment in National Statistical Systems for Better Human Development in the Region

    An Outcome Statement released by statisticians from SAARC countries at the closing of the International Centre for Human Development's Study Week urges member states to increase investment in improving capacities of national statistical systems to better collect and analyze data on human development in these countries, which account for 23 percent of the world’s population. Such an investment will allow for a comparative monitoring of human development progress to help governments track progress, ensure effective monitoring and evaluation, and promote evidence-based decision making.

  • 03 Nov 2014
    Study Week: Accelerating Progress on SAARC Development Goals

    In a study week organized by the International Centre for Human Development, policy makers, statisticians, academicians and practitioners from the SAARC countries will identify the statistical bottlenecks in tracking the progress of SAARC Development Goals, brainstorm on the possible solutions to accelerate the SDGs and learn from country level experiences.

  • 30 Oct 2014
    UNDP Innovation Summit: Updating Development in Asia-Pacific

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) kicked off today a two-day interactive conference on innovative thinking. Its objective is to explore how innovation can help address development challenges in Asia and the Pacific, such as poverty, corruption, gender inequality, and environmental degradation.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    UN Secretary-General’s Message on United Nations Day

    On United Nations Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to reaffirm commitment towards empowering the marginalized and vulnerable.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    The theme for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 'Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty’ recognizes that social justice and equity are critical to eradicating extreme poverty. It focuses our attention on factors like gender, ethnicity, age, and geography, which may be influencing the distribution of progress.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    UN Secretary-General’s Message on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to act decisively together to eradicate poverty and build a sustainable, peaceful, prosperous and equitable future for all.

  • 13 Oct 2014
    UN Secretary-General’s Message on International Day for Disaster Reduction

    On the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to recognize the role of older men and women in fostering resilience.

  • 07 Oct 2014
    Effective Governance and Efficient Public Administration Key to Achieving Development Goals

    “We need to focus on maximizing and simplifying governance”, said Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office. Dr. Singh was inaugurating the International Symposium on Excellence in Public Service and Public Administration that began in New Delhi today.

  • 07 Oct 2014
    Showcasing Global Best Practices in Public Administration and Public Service Delivery

    The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India (GoI) in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted the “International Symposium on Excellence in Public Service / Public Administration” from 7- 8th October, 2014.

  • 26 Sep 2014
    Education in the 21st Century must be Inclusive

    “Education is probably the single most important function of human civilisation, not merely the formal education system but the broader question of educating human beings around the world. Recent breakthroughs in communication technology have given us immense possibilities in this regard,” says Dr. Karan Singh, Member of India’s Upper House of Parliament Rajya Sabha.

  • 26 Sep 2014
    United Nations Public Lecture by Dr. Karan Singh, Member of Parliament

    The fourth UN Public Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Karan Singh on Education in the 21st Century. Dr. Karan Singh is a member of India’s Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha. He was born heir apparent to the then ruler of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and served successively as regent, Sardar-i-Riyasat and governor of the state. A recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in India, Dr Singh has held the tourism and civil aviation, health and family planning and the education and culture portfolios in the Indian government and also served briefly as Ambassador to the United States. Dr Singh has been Chancellor of Benaras Hindu University, Jammu and Kashmir University, and Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has also served as Chairman of the Indian Board of Wildlife and is associated with several cultural and academic institutions.

  • 21 Sep 2014
    What to Expect at India Social Good Summit 2014

    The first ever India Social Good Summit organised by UNDP in partnership with IIT Delhi will be held this Sunday, 21 September from 1600-1730 hrs at Dogra Hall, Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. It has an exciting line up of speakers and young innovators who will discuss the ways in which technology is and can be used to create a better world.

  • 21 Sep 2014
    Social Media and Technology could be a Powerful Force to Create a More Equal Society by 2030

    “Social media is changing the way we live and relate to each other” said noted filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. The challenge in his view, was “how to ensure those ideas are positive and for the good?” Mr. Kapur was speaking at the Social Good Summit 2014, ‘Technology for Social Good’ organized by the United Nations Development Programme in India.

  • 16 Sep 2014
    UN Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

    On the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to take inspiration from the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and apply its lesson to the urgent task of addressing the climate challenge. The Montreal Protocol has shown that decisive action by the international community, including the private sector, can achieve transformative results for the common good.

  • 15 Sep 2014
    UN Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day of Democracy

    On the International Day of Democracy, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on young people everywhere to lead a major push for inclusive democracy around the world.

  • 12 Sep 2014
    UN Secretary-General’s Message on the United Nations Day of South-South Cooperation

    On this United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to reaffirm our commitment to pioneering South-South approaches that will ensure shared prosperity, sustainable development and a life of dignity for all.

  • 03 Sep 2014
    Announcing Recipients of the Inclusive Media – UNDP Fellowships 2014

    Six journalists from Assam, Jharkhand, Punjab and Odisha, are recipients of the 2014 Inclusive Media-UNDP Fellowships. The Fellowships seek to draw attention to rural distress and other development challenges through providing a voice to marginalized communities and groups. In doing so, the Fellowships aim to increase space in mainstream media for reporting on these issues.

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