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.
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.
Private Sector Investment Crucial to Building Resilient Future for Asia Pacific Aug 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 Markets Jul 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.
Helen Clark: Speech at UNESCAP Side-event at Financing for Development Conference on: "Financing for transformation: from agenda to action on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific”Jul 13, 2015As the Asia-Pacific region continues to be a growth engine for the global economy, UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark lists four points on financing for its development
Policy Round Table: Direct Benefits or Basic Income Transfers – Improving Service Delivery to the Poor Jul 2, 2015The two-day Roundtable discussion ‘Direct Benefit and Basic Income Transfers’ was organized by the International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Government of India and the United Nations Development Programme.
Asia-Pacific Launch of State of the World's Volunteerism Report 2015Jun 23, 2015On 23 June, UN Volunteers India in collaboration with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and UNDP welcomed young volunteers, academics, civil society representatives as well as private sector and media associates to launch the 2015 State of the World's Volunteerism Report. The Report was launched by Rajeev Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport, UNV Deputy Executive Coordinator Rosemary Kalapurakal, UN Resident Coordinator a.i. Louis George Arsenault, and Rajesh Tandon from Participatory Research in Asia. Lead author Amanda Mukwashi herself presented SWVR's key findings. The Launch was followed by a lively discussion on the role volunteerism in facilitating sustainable development and good governance. Our short video recap gives you some first-hand impressions directly from the event.
India Biodiversity Awards 2016: Recognizing Champions of Biodiversity ConservationMay 22, 2015On the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May 2015, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and UNDP will launch the Biodiversity Finance Initiative to promote increased investment in the management of ecosystems and biodiversity, and focus on opportunities to unlock resources at the national level.
Women Still Earn 24 Percent Less Than Men, 20 Years OnMay 6, 2015UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark called 2015 a “new opportunity” to achieve gender equality as she kicked off a three-day global meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of the landmark conference on women that enshrined the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Nepal: A Lesson in the Risks Climate Change Poses to Disaster-prone CountriesApr 30, 2015As relief assistance rushes to Nepal after the earthquake, those efforts are being hampered by a number of factors. Weak existing infrastructure means many critical roads have been damaged. Remote mountain villages perched on hillsides require helicopters to distribute aid. Inadequate communications networks complicate the ability to understand and prioritise where relief is most needed.
The UN and the Government of Nepal launch an appeal for US$415 million to provide relief in NepalApr 30, 2015Weak existing infrastructure means many critical roads have been damaged. Remote mountain villages perched on hillsides require helicopters to distribute aid. Inadequate communications networks complicate the ability to understand and prioritise where relief is most needed.
Nepal: Why we must work together to reduce the risk of disasters in vulnerable countriesApr 29, 2015Nepal’s Kathmandu valley has all of the factors that keep development experts up at night: a dense population, weak infrastructure, seismic activity, and hard to reach populations.
Lessons from Nepal's Earthquake TragedyApr 27, 2015The numbers of those who have perished are still rising following Saturday's massive earthquake in Nepal. The quake -- the country's largest in 80 years -- hit a notoriously vulnerable area.
UNDP Supports Nepal in Recovery Efforts in Wake of Devastating EarthquakeApr 26, 2015Even as the UN Development Programme strives to support the Government of Nepal in assessing and responding to the damage caused by the earthquake, there is no question about the widespread loss of life and damage to infrastructure across the country
UNDP and Exim Bank Sign Agreement to Cooperate on Promoting Development through International TradeApr 15, 2015UNDP and Exim Bank India sign a Statement of Intent to cooperate on development through international trade
The Water Man of India Wins 2015 Stockholm Water PrizeMar 20, 2015The planet is facing a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource. This is the unavoidable conclusion reached in the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report, “Water for a Sustainable World”, launched on 20 March in New Delhi (India), in time for World Water Day (22 March).