Message of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenNov 25, 2015On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to join forces to end violence against women and girls; promote full gender equality; and realize a world where women and girls enjoy the safety they deserve -- for their sake and for all of humanity.
Inclusive Media – UNDP Fellowships 2015 AnnouncedNov 24, 2015Seven journalists from English and Hindi media from Delhi, Chandigarh, Jharkhand, Haryana, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh have been selected for the prestigious Inclusive Media-UNDP Fellowships 2015. The fellows will take time off from routine journalism to spend time with rural/ marginalized communities to highlight their anxieties and concerns that require wider coverage and public attention. The fellowships cover costs of news gathering, logistics and incidental expenses up to Rs 150,000.
International Workshop on Concentrated Solar TechnologiesNov 19, 2015The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF), India in association with Intersolar India 2015, is organizing a special event on Concentrated Solar Technologies (CST) on 19 November 2015 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. This event will focus on the progress made by the collaboration of MNRE and UNDP with support from GEF in promoting the concentrating solar heat applications. It will benefit manufacturers, users, international participants, policy makers, government officials, industrialists who are committed to adopt green technologies by reducing the use of fossil fuels and their carbon foot print.
The challenge of Climate Change: An Indian PerspectiveNov 18, 2015“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.” said Mahatma Gandhi. Climate change is no more just an environmental concern. It has emerged as the biggest developmental challenge for the planet, posing threat to human health along with its economic impacts.
Showcasing Solutions in Energy Efficiency: Indian Railways Summit Supported by UNDPNov 6, 2015An International Summit in New Delhi on 6 November will bring together policymakers, experts from around the world and technology providers, to deliberate on energy efficiency strategies that can enable the Railways to build a sustainable future ahead. Participants will discuss important advances being made in the design and delivery of technologies and solutions in railways sectors across the world.
Building Disaster Resilient AirportsOct 27, 2015Disasters invariably cause damage to assets, infrastructure and the delivery of crucial, lifesaving services. Airports are no exception. As the global frequency of disasters increases, there is an urgent need to prepare airports to withstand disaster and support immediate relief efforts in the aftermath of a disaster. This was the key message emerging from a day-long workshop organized by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New Delhi on 27 October, 2015.
India Lights Up in Blue to Celebrate UN DayOct 24, 2015To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, India lit iconic landmarks and heritage sites across the country – blue – the official colour of the United Nations on Saturday, 24 October 2015.
Eco-Friendly Bio-toilets Improving Health and Dignity for India’s Poor PeopleOct 20, 2015Banka BioLoo, an Indian company that provides innovative solutions for human waste treatment, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) in distributing environmentally-friendly toilets to low-income families across India. Banka BioLoo’s plans to install 300,000 innovative sanitation systems, or bioloos, across the country by 2020. Bioloos will also be installed in 3,000 schools, reaching an additional 120,000 girls. The company estimates that 94,000 temporary jobs will be created as a result of this expansion.
Helen Clark: Message on the International Day for the Eradication of PovertyOct 17, 2015This year, the theme for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, “Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination”, celebrates the solidarity and the optimistic spirit of this new development agenda.
IKEA Foundation Commits EUR 16 Million for Programme to Improve the Lives of One Million Underprivileged Women and Girls in IndiaOct 12, 2015To celebrate the Day of the Girl Child, IKEA Foundation announced a new partnership that aims to provide employment and entrepreneurship opportunities to one million underprivileged women across India. The unique three-year programme will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Xyntéo and the India Development Foundation (IDF). The programme is approved by India’s Ministry of Finance.
Haoliang Xu: The Future of Development Cooperation in Asia and the PacificOct 5, 2015This event takes place at an important time. As you all know, development cooperation has been the focus of considerable attention in recent weeks in New York and across the world, as we adopt the called “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” In my presentation this afternoon, I will touch upon three issues: • Key development challenges in Asia and the Pacific • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development • Implementation of the 2030 Agenda and UNDP’s role in Asia and the Pacific
Technology will be a Key Enabler of the New Global Sustainable Development AgendaSep 28, 2015A host of policymakers, celebrities and innovators, gathered in New Delhi at the India Social Good Summit 2015 to discuss the role of technology in social good initiatives.
Helen Clark's Statement on the Adoption of the Sustainable Development GoalsSep 25, 2015United Nations - New York, USA
Helen Clark’s Statement on International Day of DemocracySep 15, 2015On the International Day of Democracy, UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark reaffirms UNDP’s commitment to supporting free and vibrant civic spaces which enable civil society actors, including always women and youth to contribute effectively to the building of more peaceful, just, and inclusive societies.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar Announces the Call for Applications for the India Biodiversity Awards 2016Aug 26, 2015The Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar announced the call for applications for the Third India Biodiversity Awards 2016, which is a collaborative initiative between the Ministry and UNDP.
Applications Invited for Government of India-UNDP India Biodiversity Awards 2016Aug 26, 2015The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Third India Biodiversity Awards 2016, which will recognize the contribution of a range of stakeholders towards the conservation of biodiversity and also serve as an incentive for the effective implementation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002.
Private Sector Investment Crucial to Building Resilient Future for Asia PacificAug 24, 2015“India has come a long way since the adoption of the Hyogo Protocol in 2005 to institutionalize disaster risk reduction, but even today enormous challenges remain”, said Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India
Celebrating International Youth Day with a dialogue on Youth for DevelopmentAug 12, 2015On the occasion of International Youth Day on 12 August, the United Nations and State Bank of India are organized a Dialogue on Youth for Development from 1.00 – 4.00 pm in New Delhi.
Mr. Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India Assumes OfficeJul 31, 2015Mr. Yuri Afanasiev, presented his credentials to the Honourable Minister of State for External Affairs, Gen. (Dr.) V.K. Singh (Retd.) today and assumed charge as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India.
Key Stakeholders in India Discuss the Role of Private Sector in Skills Development for Fostering Inclusive MarketsJul 29, 2015UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) and UNDP India co-hosted the workshop entitled "Skills for Inclusive Markets in India: Leveraging the Role of the Private Sector" in partnership with FICCI and Government of India Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in New Delhi. The workshop highlighted the private sector's current and potential contributions to inclusive growth and human development through skilling, as well as the prominent business models and existing approaches in India.