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  • 17 Oct 2013
    Helen Clark statement on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    World leaders meeting a few weeks ago at the UN Special Event on the Millennium Development Goals underscored their commitment “to free humanity from poverty and hunger as a matter of urgency.”

  • 16 Oct 2013
    Zero Hunger Challenge

    Eliminating hunger involves investments in agriculture, rural development, decent work, social protection and equality of opportunity. It will make a major contribution to peace and stability and to the reduction of poverty. It will contribute to better nutrition for all – especially women from the beginning of pregnancy and children under the age of two.

  • 16 Oct 2013
    The Secretary-General Message on World Food Day

    On World Food Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges nations to aim for achieving zero hunger in our lifetimes for one and all.

  • 13 Oct 2013
    The Secretary-General Message on the International Day for Disaster Reduction

    On International Day for Disaster Reduction, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges all nations to do everything possible to ensure that all persons with disabilities have the highest possible levels of safety and the greatest possible chance to contribute to the overall wellbeing of society.

  • 01 Oct 2013
    Promoting Women’s Leadership in Sports

    A roundtable conference, organized by the Centre for Equity and Inclusion (CEQUIN) and supported by UNDP, discussed the roadmap for women’s soccer in India. It highlighted the challenges and the strategies to promote the sport amongst women and make it more profitable for the youth.

  • 30 Sep 2013
    India’s Corporate Sector Critical to MDG Achievement

    The private sector has an important role to play in making the world a better place, because they are not only accountable to their shareholders, but also to society. With only two years left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, the Confederation of Indian Industry brought together representatives from the Indian corporate sector to discuss progress on MDGs and how corporates could contribute.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    Local Communities Play a Key Role in Preserving the Himalayas

    Local communities are crucial to the survival of the Himalayan ecosystem, one of the most biodiverse and ecologically important regions in Asia. This was the key message emerging from a three-day summit in Kohima, the capital of Nagaland in the North East of India. The summit brought together governments from India’s Himalayan states to discuss how a host of environmental and ecological pressures are threatening the existence of the ecosystem on which an estimated 700 million people in the region depend on. The Summit was supported by UNDP and other partners.

  • 24 Sep 2013
    2013 – A Defining Moment for Achieving the MDGs

    Global leaders urgently call for the continued need to accelerate progress to address widening disparities

  • 16 Sep 2013
    The Secretary-General Message on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

    On International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commends all who have made the Montreal Protocol an outstanding example of international cooperation. He also urges governments, industry, civil society and other partners to apply the same spirit to the other great environment and development challenges of our times.

  • 15 Sep 2013
    The Secretary-General Message on the International Day of Democracy

    On International Day of Democracy, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on leaders to hear, respect and respond appropriately to the voices of the people, whether expressed directly or through elected representatives. He also calls on the world’s citizens to think about how they can use their voice to not only take control of their destiny, but to translate their desires and the desires of others into a better future for all.

  • 12 Sep 2013
    The Secretary-General Message on the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

    On United Nations Day for South-South cooperation, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on partners to redouble their efforts to harness the wealth of knowledge, expertise and development thinking in the Global South.

  • 11 Sep 2013
    UNDP Launches Regional Report: ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’ in New York today, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented between 2008 and 2012 in the region.

  • 11 Sep 2013
    Building Capacity to Improve Healthcare Services for Children

    A training workshop to build capacities of state nodal officers in implementing the ambitious Rashtriya Bal Swathya Karyakaram (RBSK), a Child Health Screening and Early Intervention Services Programme, was organized today by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 08 Sep 2013
    The Secretary-General Message on the World Literacy Day

    On World Literacy Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges all countries to make education and literacy national priorities and to work with partners across society to advance Millennium Development Goals.

  • 05 Sep 2013
    The Secretary-General Message on the International Day of Charity

    On International Day of Charity, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on people everywhere, of all ages, to act on the charitable impulse that resides in every human being.

  • 02 Sep 2013
    “Working Together to Build an Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Asia-Pacific”: UN Development Chief for Asia and the Pacific

    Mr. Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today.My new assignment as head of UNDP operation in Asia-Pacific gives me an opportunity to work with our partners to bring together all the threads of MDGs in the region to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia-Pacific,” Mr. Xu said in his first meeting with the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific staff at UNDP headquarters in New York.

  • 19 Aug 2013
    Roundtable on State of the Sector Report 2013 – Microfinance

    A roundtable to discuss the State of the Sector Report (SOS) report– Microfinance, a report that covers not only the status of microfinance in India but also the issues, innovations, models and practices involved in the sector, was organized by the Microfinance Community of the Solution Exchange, United Nations.

  • 19 Aug 2013
    Inauguration of the IC4HD Shimla Centre at the IIAS, Shimla

    The International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) inaugurated its Shimla Centre at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, on 19 August 2013. The inaugural event was presided over by Mr. Ashok Thakur, Secretary for Higher Education, Union Ministry of Human Resource Development along with Prof. Chetan Singh, Acting Director for IIAS and Prof. Peter R. deSouza, Interim Director for IC4HD.

  • 12 Aug 2013
    UN Secretary-General’s Message on International Youth Day

    On International Youth Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges member states, youth-led organizations and other stakeholders to act to promote the rights of all young migrants and maximize the development potential of youth migration.

  • 09 Aug 2013
    The Secretary-General Message on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    On International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges governments and civil society to take concrete steps to address the challenges facing indigenous peoples. In particular, there is a need to focus on the marginalization and exclusion of indigenous people by honouring all commitments and examining what more can be done.

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