Announcing The 1000 Springs Initiative: A Consortium for Clean Water in Tribal Areas of Central & Eastern India
Oct 18, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme today announced the 1000 Springs Initiative with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, and a range of private consortium partners. The initiative is an attempt to address multiple development deprivations in tribal areas by harnessing springs in a sustainable manner.
Global Wildlife Program Promotes People’s Active Participation in Wildlife Conservation
Sep 29, 2017
The Government of India, the World Bank-led Global Wildlife Program (GWP) funded by the Global Environment Facility and UNDP are convening more than 100 participants from over 20 countries in New Delhi, India, from October 2-3, 2017, for a conference on People's Participation in Wildlife Conservation.
Regional Consultation on Mainstreaming Biodiversity, Ahmedabad
Sep 8, 2017
The third regional consultation workshop on mainstreaming biodiversity, with participation from five states -- Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan, as well as the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli -- was held in Ahmedabad, on 7-8 September 2017.
Regional Consultation on Mainstreaming Biodiversity, Lucknow
Aug 23, 2017
Representatives of state governments from departments including Agriculture, Rural Development, Tourism, Forests, etc participated in the second regional consultation workshop organized by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India.
Regional Consultation on Mainstreaming Biodiversity, Guwahati
Aug 18, 2017
In association with the National Biodiversity Authority with support from the United Nations Development Programme, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has scheduled a series of regional consultation workshops on Mainstreaming Biodiversity and seeking inputs for India’s Sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
eVIN recognized for ‘Outstanding Mobile Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals in Asia’ at the GSMA Asia Mobile Awards 2017
Jun 29, 2017
eVIN -- India’s smart mobile application for digitizing vaccine logistics -- won the prestigious GSMA Asia Mobile Award 2017 (AMO) for Outstanding Mobile Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals in Asia on Wednesday.
Inviting Applications for Youth Adda 2017
Jun 8, 2017
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 across the country. The theme for this edition of the adda is SDG-10, “Reduced Inequalities”.
Applications invited for India Biodiversity Awards 2018
Jun 6, 2017
Applications are invited for the Fourth India Biodiversity Awards, 2018. The National Biodiversity Authority takes great pleasure in hosting the awards. UNDP India will serve as the knowledge partner for this round of awards.
Celebration of International Day for Biodiversity in Goa
May 22, 2017
The International Day for Biodiversity 2017 was celebrated all over India by different states and various organisations on 22 May 2017 in Goa.
With almost $1 billion purchasing power in health commodities, India strives for sustainability
Apr 10, 2017
UNDP HIV Health and Development Team in Europe and Central Asia, in collaboration with UNEP and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), will deliver a sustainable public health procurement training in New Delhi starting today.
Partnering for skill development amongst tribal youth in Odisha
Mar 30, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Kalinga Institute of Social Science (KISS) sign Memorandum of Understanding to support skill development in the state.
Exclusion and inequality lead to uneven development across Asia
Mar 21, 2017
A stronger focus on those excluded groups, and on actions to dismantle these barriers is urgently needed to ensure sustainable human development for all. These are among the key findings of the Human Development Report 2016 entitled ‘Human Development for Everyone’, released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
NITI Aayog presents the 2nd edition of Women Transforming India – celebrating women who are breaking the glass ceiling
Mar 8, 2017
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.
Ashok Amritraj Appointed UN in India Goodwill Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals
Jan 27, 2017
Award-winning Hollywood film producer and Wimbledon tennis player, Ashok Amritraj has been appointed the United Nations in India Goodwill Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Chairman and CEO of the Hyde Park Entertainment Group, Mr. Amritraj is the first Ambassador for the UN in India.
SDG Philanthropy Platform Launched in India Aims to Catalyze Partnerships for the Goals
Jan 24, 2017
The SDG Philanthropy Platform in India launched today at a high level meet of corporate stalwarts in India’s financial hub of Mumbai, aims to deepen partnerships to achieve the SDGs. India becomes the seventh country to launch the Platform, joining Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Indonesia, United States and Zambia.
World AIDS Day 2016: Message of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Dec 1, 2016
Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride. But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
- Helen Clark: Statement on World AIDS Day 2016 Dec 1, 2016
The Secretary-General’s Remarks at Event Marking the International Day to End Violence against Women and Girls: “Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence Against Women”
Nov 21, 2016
This is truly a matter of life and death. In some countries, as many as 70 per cent of women report having experienced physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner. In some countries, intimate partner violence accounts for between 40 and 70 per cent of female murder victims.
Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction hosted by the Government of India
Nov 2, 2016
UNDP is proud to be part of the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, being hosted by India in New Delhi from 2 – 5 November 2016. The Conference was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, and aims to adopt an ‘Asia Regional Plan for implementation of the Sendai Framework’. The Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction was adopted in 2015 to substantially reduce ‘disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries’.
UN Secretary-General’s Message on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct 17, 2016
On this International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, let us listen to and heed the voices of people living in poverty. Let us commit to respect and defend the human rights of all people and end the humiliation and social exclusion that people living in poverty face every day by promoting their involvement in global efforts to end extreme poverty once and for all.