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  • 01 Jun 2014
    United Nations Condemns Gang-Rape and Murder of Teenage Girls in Uttar Pradesh and Calls for Justice

    The UN in India condemns the brutal gang-rape and murder of two teenaged girls on the night of May 28 in Katra village in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district and calls for immediate action against the perpetrators and to address violence against women and girls across India.

  • 27 May 2014
    Developing Capacities of Healthcare Staff in Delhi

    In a first of its kind initiative, the Department of Health and Family Welfare and UNDP signed a Memorandum of Understanding today under which UNDP will provide training to 50 doctors and other staff members of the Government of Delhi on procurement and supply chain management. The Agreement was signed by John Sorensen, Country Director, UNDP India and S.B. Shashank, Special Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

  • 22 May 2014
    Recognizing Grassroots Biodiversity Champions: India Biodiversity Awards 2014

    Winners of the second India Biodiversity Awards will be announced on 22 May, on the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity.

  • 22 May 2014
    Secretary-General's Message on the International Day for Biological Diversity

    On this International Day for Biological Diversity, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appeals to all people to commit to adopting, adapting and scaling up best practices to protect fragile ecosystems for the benefit of all the islanders, and people everywhere who depend on them.

  • 22 May 2014
    India Biodiversity Awards 2014 Announced: Celebrating Outstanding Champions of Biodiversity in India

    Biodiversity champions from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland and Odisha are amongst the winners of the 2014 India Biodiversity Awards. Announced by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the United Nations Development Programme, the India Biodiversity Awards recognize excellence in biodiversity governance across the country.

  • 17 May 2014
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark's Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

    On International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark urges governments, civil society, private sector, the media to reinvigorate efforts to support countries to achieve a vision of human development which is truly inclusive and where everyone is able to live their lives free from fear, discrimination, violence, homophobia, or transphobia.

  • 08 May 2014
    Panel Discussion on Advancing Universal Health Coverage in India

    United Nations India is organizing a panel discussion on universal health coverage in India on 8 May from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.

  • 08 May 2014
    Advancing Universal Health Coverage in India

    A panel discussion on ‘Advancing Universal Health Coverage in India: Lessons from International Experience’ was organised by the United Nations in India. The speakers including Professor Indrani Gupta, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India; Dr Nata Menabde, WHO Representative to India; Ms Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and experts from the World Health Organisation Dr Vivian Lin, Dr Rüdiger Krech, Dr Alaka Singh and Dr Antonio Duran deliberated on India’s route to universal coverage and lessons to be learnt from countries in different regions of the world.

  • 03 May 2014
    Secretary-General's Message on World Press Freedom Day

    On World Press Freedom Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on all governments to actively defend the fundamental right of freedom of expression as critical factors in achieving the Millennium Development Goals and advancing the post-2015 development agenda.

  • 30 Apr 2014
    United Nation's ‘Free and Equal’ Campaign: Protecting the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People

    Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative says the UN’s ‘Free and Equal’ is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment that human rights are for ALL people. The Campaign aims to raise awareness on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the globe.

  • 22 Apr 2014
    Secretary-General's Message on International Mother Earth Day

    On International Mother Earth Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appeals to all people to raise their voices to protect Mother Earth which is vital for our sustenance, well-being and development.

  • 15 Apr 2014
    UNDP Hails Landmark Supreme Court Judgment on the Rights of Transgender to Choose Their Identity

    The United Nations Development Programme has hailed today’s landmark Supreme Court judgement as an important step in ending discrimination against the community. With this judgement, the Court has recognized and re-affirmed an individual’s right to choose their identity as male, female or third gender.

  • 07 Apr 2014
    The Secretary-General's Message on World Health Day

    Every year more than one million people die from diseases carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks and other insects, such as triatomine bugs. These vector-borne diseases cause chronic illness and immense suffering for hundreds of millions. On World Health Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges all nations to make vector control a priority

  • 03 Apr 2014
    IC4HD 2014 Human Development Fellowship for Mid-Career Professionals

    The International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) has awarded the 2014 Human Development Fellowship for Mid-Career Professionals to three mid-career professionals from Asia-Pacific. The fellowship is offered to encourage research from a human development perspective and exchange of experiences among mid-career professionals from the Global South. The theme of the 2014 Human Development Fellowship for Mid-Career Professionals is social security.

  • 22 Mar 2014
    The Secretary-General Message on World Water Day

    On the World Water Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges all nations to develop the policies needed to ensure that sustainable water and energy are secured for the many and not just the few.

  • 21 Mar 2014
    The Secretary-General Message on the International Day of Forests

    On International Day for Forests, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges nations to acknowledge the vital role of forests and pledge to work together to protect and sustainably manage these vital ecosystems.

  • 21 Mar 2014
    The Secretary-General Message on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

    On International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on all people, especially political, civic and religious leaders, to strongly condemn messages and ideas based on racism, racial superiority or hatred as well as those that incite racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

  • 14 Mar 2014
    Convergence of Schemes and Resources can Improve Growth and Human Development Outcomes

    A new report titled Mainstreaming of Resource Convergence in Policymaking, Programme Design and Execution authored by Dr. Aruna Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development Madhya Pradesh, illustrates how convergence across sectors can be used to enhance qualitative and sustainable outcomes for development.

  • 08 Mar 2014
    International Women’s Day 2014: Equality for Women is Progress for All

    Celebrated annually on 8 March, the 2014 theme for International Women’s Day is: “Equality for women is progress for all”.

  • 08 Mar 2014
    The Secretary-General Message on International Women’s Day

    On International Women’s Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to work for women’s rights, empowerment and gender equality to eliminate poverty and promote sustainable development

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