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  • 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.

  • 22 Mar 2012
    Urgent International Action Needed to Combat Social Inequalities and Environmental Risks, UN Secretary-General Tells Istanbul Forum

    Istanbul - Social justice and environmental protection are equally urgent and intrinsically linked universal goals, with coordinated global action needed on both fronts at the UN’s ‘Rio+20’ Conference on Sustainable Development in June, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the first Global Human Development Forum here today.

  • 17 Mar 2012
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark: Pursue both Equity and Environmental Sustainability

    New Delhi - UNDP Administrator Helen Clark calls for more integrated policymaking that would address the three pillars of development – economic, social and environmental.Helen Clark concluded a five-day visit to India today.

  • 17 Mar 2012
    D.T. Lakdawala Memorial Lecture - Why Equity and Sustainability Matter for Human Development

    New Delhi - UNDP Administrator Helen Clark delivered the 12th D.T.Lakdawala Memorial Lecture on ‘Why Equity and Sustainability Matter for Human Development’ in New Delhi today.

  • 14 Mar 2012
    First-ever India Human Development Awards Announced

    New Delhi - The first-ever India Human Development Awards Manav Vikas, which recognize excellence in India’s Human Development Reports, were announced and winners included districts from Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal.

  • 14 Mar 2012
    Global Forum in Istanbul to focus on action agenda for UN “Rio + 20” Sustainable Development summit

    Istanbul, 14 march 2012 - Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan of Turkey and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan will open discussions on March 22.

  • 13 Mar 2012
    Signing of Partnership Agreement between Government of India and UNDP

    New Delhi - UNDP and the Government of India will sign a Partnership Framework Agreement to strengthen cooperation between the two entities on South-South Cooperation by leveraging India’s development experience to accelerate sustainable development in other developing countries.

  • 12 Mar 2012
    UNDP Chief Helen Clark to Visit India from 13 to 17 March

    New Delhi - UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark will visit India from 13 to 17 March.During her visit, Miss Clark will witness the signing of the Government of India-UNDP Partnership Framework Agreement that aims to enhance South-South cooperation; interact with women leaders; recognize India’s human development achievements and call on senior leaders.

  • 08 Mar 2012
    Secretary-General's Message on International Women's Day

    On International Women’s Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges governments, civil society and the private sector to commit to gender equality and the empowerment of women – as a fundamental human right and a force for the benefit of all.

  • 08 Mar 2012
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark's Message on International Women's Day

    On International Women's Day, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark says that the entrepreneurial spirit of rural women will help overcome global food security challenges and end the vicious cycles of poverty which hurt so many of the world’s people.

  • 23 Feb 2012
    Workshop on Strengthening Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojan

    Date: 23 February, 2012 | Venue: New Delhi | A joint workshop organized by the Emmanuel Hospital Association and UNDP examined learnings from a joint project on strengthening the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) through community mobilization and sensitization of hospital staff in meeting the healthcare needs of RSBY cardholders.

  • 20 Feb 2012
    The Secretary General Message on the World Day of Social Justice

    On the World Day of Social Justice, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges nations to work together to balance the global economy and chart a development path that leads to greater social justice.

  • 17 Feb 2012
    Asia-Pacific makes big gains against poverty, but slow to reduce hunger, child and maternal deaths

    According to a new report published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the Asian Development Bank and UNDP, while the Asia-Pacific region has made big gains in reducing poverty, it is still slow in reducing hunger, child and maternal deaths.

  • 03 Feb 2012
    National Public Private Partnership Meet on NTFP

    Date: 03 February, 2012 | Venue: New Delhi |A national public-private partnership meet on Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) was organized by the National Rural Livelihoods Mission, Ministry of Rural Development in partnership with UNDP.

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