UNDP: Fastest Population Shift in History Means Make or Break for Asia-PacificApr 26, 2016Long-term planning now can bring unprecedented growth and tackle poverty, conflict and migration
UNDP to Launch Report on People-Centered Development in Asia-PacificApr 13, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that it will launch its new human development report “Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development,” on April 26 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Helen Clark: Keynote Speech at the Publish What You Fund Aid Transparency Index LaunchApr 13, 2016UNDP Administrator Helen Clark delivered the keynote address at the Publish What You Fund Aid Transparency Index launch.
UNDP Tops Global Index for International Aid Transparency for Second Consecutive YearApr 12, 2016UNDP remains the most transparent aid organisation in the world, according to a leading global ranking released today.
Corruption remains a major stumbling block for justice sector reforms: UNDPApr 8, 2016Corrupt judicial systems undermine reforms and are a major impediment to ensuring access to justice and human rights for ordinary citizens across the world, says a new report published by the United Nations Development Programme and U4 Anti-corruption Resource Centre on Friday.
Twitter Chat with Haoliang Xu on SDG Implementation in IndiaApr 6, 2016United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP Asoa-Pacific Bureau invites you to join the global conversation on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in India.
Deutsche Post DHL Group and UNDP bring Disaster Preparedness Expertise to Chennai International AirportApr 5, 2016Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today began its four-day “Get Airports Ready for Disaster” (GARD) workshop with Chennai International Airport to help enhance its function as an aid and relief hub during natural disasters.
Career Guidance Counselling Centres launched in Delhi-NCR to improve employment opportunities for young womenMar 14, 2016Career guidance counselling centres set up in Delhi-NCR will provide dedicated career services to young women seeking employment in the region. The Counselling Centres, a first of its kind for women, builds on the findings of a UNDP commissioned study which revealed that almost 80 percent of young women in Delhi did not have access to accurate and timely information on educational and job opportunities.
Helen Clark on Developing Asia: Challenges of Climate Change and Economic ResilienceMar 12, 2016The economic consequences of climate change are increasingly coming to bear on the economies of the Asia Pacific region—both by raising their proclivity to experience natural disasters and in the deterioration of living standards and environmental conditions. Water resources and flooding, coastal zones, heat waves, and increasingly volatile conditions for agriculture are just some of the problems to which Asia Pacific countries must adapt in coming years. Key issues in this session included preparations and investment for, and responses to, the economic effects of climate change and ways to build macroeconomic resilience.
Conference on South-South CooperationMar 10, 2016South- South Cooperation has emerged as a mechanism that fosters mutual benefit, recognises sovereign identities and engages fellow developing countries in variety of linear linkages. The upcoming conference will discuss key emerging issues facing South-South cooperation.
Secretary-General's Message on International Women's DayMar 8, 2016On International Women’s Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges governments, civil society and the private sector to devote solid funding, courageous advocacy and unbending political will to achieving gender equality around the world.
UNDP at 50: An Investment in UN’s Key Role in DevelopmentFeb 24, 2016As it marks 50 years at the frontlines of international development, UNDP should be seen as an investment in the UN’s critical role in helping to build a world free of poverty and inequality.
Government of Maharashtra and the United Nations Development Programme Strengthen Partnership on DevelopmentFeb 17, 2016Shri Devendra Fadvanis, Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra met with Jaco Cilliers, Country Director, UNDP in Mumbai today. The two discussed ways to deepen collaboration on key development issues facing the state. The collaboration will focus on bridging the information gap amongst women and girls on skill development, creating employment and entrepreneurship opportunities; enhancing the role of the private sector in skill development and employment; promoting women’s entrepreneuship in key areas such as small retail; and supporting community-managed resource centres for women.
Haoliang Xu: “The 2030 Agenda Implementation in Asia and the Pacific”Feb 3, 2016Remarks prepared for an event at Georgetown University on February 3, 2016 in Washington DC.
Applications for UNV Global Presentation Competition “Youth Change the World – Volunteering for the SDGs”Jan 8, 2016UNV India is hosting the Indian iteration of the Global Presentation Competition “Youth Change the World – Volunteering for the SDGs” in cooperation with multiple UNV offices including Ghana, Fiji, Uganda and more in the world.
“Address Challenges and Seize Opportunities of the New World of Work,” UNDP UrgesDec 14, 2015With 2 billion people lifted out of low human development in the last 25 years, the 2015 Human Development Report calls for a greater focus on work to galvanize progress. The Report identifies jobs in clean energy as a key opportunity for India, and alerts that progress on human development can be fastened by improving equitable access to finance and technology for women and youth
Helen Clark: Statement on Outcome of Paris Climate Change ConferenceDec 12, 2015UNDP, together with its partners, stands ready to help translate what has been agreed in Paris into climate action which will make a decisive difference to people and to our planet.
Helen Clark: Statement on World AIDS DayDec 1, 201536.9 million people are living with HIV globally but, - new HIV infections have fallen by 35% since 2000. On World AIDS day 2015, our administrator, Helen Clark urges all to accelerate the pace on the last mile of the AIDS response
UN Public Lecture on Sustainable Development Begins with EducationDec 1, 2015UN Public lecture by Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate and Child Rights Activist on Tuesday, 1 December at The Theatre, India Habitat Centre from 16.00 – 17.00 hrs.
COP21 Conference on Climate ChangeNov 30, 2015Governments from across the world will convene in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) from 30 November to 11 December to agree on a new global climate change agreement.