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  • 08 Jun 2012
    The Secretary-General Message on World Oceans Day

    This year’s World Ocean Day falls on the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. To commemorate the day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges all countries to ratify the Convention on the Law of the Sea, and do more to protect the oceans, which are threatened by pollution, depleted fishery resources, the impacts of climate change and deterioration of marine environment.

  • 06 Jun 2012
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Urges Public to Vote on “The Future You Want”

    The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on people around the world to cast their votes in an online global poll on solutions to the planet’s most pressing social, economic and environmental challenges, the results of which will be presented to world leaders at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • 05 Jun 2012
    The Secretary-General Message on World Environment Day

    On World Environment Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges governments, businesses and all members of the society to play their part in keeping humankind’s ecological footprint within planetary boundaries.

  • 22 May 2012
    The Secretary-General Message on the International Day for Biological Diversity

    On International Day for Biological Diversity, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges governments across the world to improve the management and conservation of oceans by curbing overfishing, expanding marine protected areas and reducing ocean pollution.

  • 22 May 2012
    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas Invites People to Join the Global Conversation on Rio+20

    World renowned Spanish actor and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas launched a public service announcement aiming at inviting people to join the global conversation alongside the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development ‘Rio+20’.

  • 18 May 2012
    New UNDP-MNRE Collaboration to Tap India’s Vast Solar Energy Potential Launched in New Delhi

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the United Nations Development Programme have launched a new project that aims to enable greater use of concentrating solar heat technology systems to meet India’s rising industrial heating needs.

  • 17 May 2012
    Helen Clark: In More Than Seventy Countries, Homosexuality is Still Criminalized

    On International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark reaffirms the organization’s commitment to promote understanding of the negative impact of homophobia and transphobia and to reduce human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

  • 14 May 2012
    Workshop on “Towards Greening Rural Development Programmes in India: Lessons from International & National Experience"

    Date: 14 April 2012 | Venue: New Delhi | UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and the Planning Commission is organizing a workshop on ‘Towards Greening Rural Development Programmes in India: Lessons from International & National Experience” to discuss different experiences, both global and national, and lessons learnt on integrating environmental considerations in rural development programmes.

  • 14 May 2012
    Jairam Ramesh Calls for Convergence between Rural Development and Sustainability

    New Delhi, 14 May 2012 - At a day-long consultation organized by UNDP, the Ministry of Rural Development and the Planning Commission, Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Rural Development calls for greater convergence between rural development programmes and sustainability.

  • 13 May 2012
    Call for Nomination: GoI-UNDP India Biodiversity Awards (Closed)

    In recognition of outstanding efforts in biodiversity conservation, the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and UNDP have instituted national awards in four categories- community stewardship, decentralized governance, co-management and protected areas. The award comprising INR 100,000 and citations will be given during the 11th Conference of Parties in October 2012.

  • 10 May 2012
    Asia-Pacific can No Longer Afford to Grow First and Clean Up Later, Says UNDP Report

    Jakarta -The Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2012 ‘One Planet to Share: Sustaining Human Progress in a Changing Climate’ says that countries in Asia and the Pacific need to strike a balance between rising prosperity and rising emissions to address the issue of climate change.

  • 25 Apr 2012
    UNDP and National Institute of Administrative Research Sign Agreement on Leadership Development for the Civil Services

    New Delhi: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Institute of Administrative Research (NIAR), Government of India, have signed a letter of agreement to enable the implementation of activities under the Pathways for an Inclusive Indian Administration (PIIA) project. Under this agreement, NIAR will establish a Leadership Development Cell which will undertake research to gather best practice from India and abroad, develop training materials and elaborate policy recommendations that will complement the National Training Policy. This initiative is one component of a wide ranging partnership between UNDP and the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions which aims at developing capacities for an inclusive and results-oriented civil service.

  • 24 Apr 2012
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Announces Official Visit to India

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit India from 25 April 2012. During his three-day visit, the Secretary-General will meet with country’s senior political leadership to discuss current regional and international issues, and with business leaders committed to promoting the health of women and children. The Secretary-General will also visit health facilities to witness progress being made by communities in promoting health of women and children.

  • 23 Apr 2012
    UNDP’s Himalayan Meltdown Wins Top Prize at International Film Festival

    Houston, Texas - United Nations Development Programme film 'Himalayan Meltdown' wins the prestigious Platinum Award in the broadcast documentary category at the 45th Annual Worldfest International Film Festival, which is the oldest independent film festival in the world.

  • 20 Apr 2012
    PAHELI Dissemination Workshop

    Date: 20 April 2012 | Venue: Madhya Pradesh | A workshop to disseminate findings and results of PAHELI (Peoples Assessment of Health, Education and Livelihood) was held in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh on 20 April 2012. PAHELI is a community monitoring tool, rolled out as part of the Government of India-United Nations Joint Programme on Convergence, in eight districts of seven UNDAF states to monitor sectoral schemes and local progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 18 Apr 2012
    The Fear that Stalks: Gender-based Violence in Public Spaces

    Date: 18 April 2012 | Venue: New Delhi | The United Nations Development Programme, Centre for Equity and Zubaan organized launch of the book ‘The Fear that Stalks: Gender-based Violence in Public Spaces,’ edited by Sara Pilot and Lora Prabhu. The book was released by chief guest Indira Jaising, Additional Solicitor-General and Caitlin Wiesen, Country Director, UNDP India.

  • 18 Apr 2012
    Cartoonists from Asia-Pacific Win Awards on Earth Day from the UN and Government of France

    Bangkok - Asia-Pacific cartoons depicting the effects of climate change on children, Chinese cities, the Pacific Islands and mangrove forests won a regional contest sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of France. Cartoonists from Bangladesh, China, India, Lao PDR, Palau, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines have been recognized on this year’s Earth Day for their original artwork depicting climate change and human development in Asia-Pacific countries.

  • 16 Apr 2012
    World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR) 2012 - Plenary Session 3: “Networks – Connecting People”

    Date: 16 - 18 April 2012 | Venue: New Delhi | The International Federation of Information Processing, in partnership with the Department of Information Technology, is organizing the 2012 World IT Forum (WITFOR), which features India’s development success in the IT sector. UNDP India, which has supported a range of project activities and implemented ICT projects with the Government and civil society partners, is a development partner of the WITFOR.

  • 12 Apr 2012
    Lecture Series - Capabilities and Human Development: The Critical Role of Social Institutions and Social Competencies

    Date: 12 April 2012 | Venue: New Delhi | UNDP India has organized a series of lectures, which is envisioned as a platform for fostering debate and dialogue on a broad range of development concerns. The inaugural lecture was presented by Prof. Frances Stewart, an emeritus Professor of Development Economics at the University of Oxford and Director of Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity.

  • 23 Mar 2012
    Equator Prize Winners Announced, Awards will be Presented During Rio+20

    New York - The Equator Initiative announced yesterday the names of twenty-five local community groups to receive the Equator Prize 2012 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to sustainable development. Among the winners that were selected from 812 nominations submitted by communities in 113 countries across the developing world, was India’s Shashwat group, a grassroots initiative that was developed in response to the displacement of Koli Mahadeo, Thakarsand Katkaris tribal peoples by construction of the Dimbhe dam.

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