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  • 19 Jul 2013
    Kerala, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh Recognized for Innovations in Governance by the United Nations

    Three public service initiatives from Kerala, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh were felicitated for receiving the United Nations Public Service Awards 2013. These public institutions were recognized for innovative solutions that have helped improve service delivery, ensured greater transparency and empowered women through rural markets.

  • 02 Jul 2013
    Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator’s Message on Uttarakhand Floods

    UN Resident Coordinator in India, Ms. Lise Grande, reiterated the UN’s condolences to the Government of India and the State Government of Uttarakhand on the devastating floods that resulted in a great loss of life and destroyed infrastructure. She confirmed that the UN has issued no information on the loss of life or number of missing people. Ms. Grande confirmed that the United Nations stands ready to lend its assistance to emergency recovery and rebuilding efforts if needed.

  • 05 Jun 2013
    World Environment Day

    UNDP has partnered with the Government of India to promote low carbon, climate resilient and inclusive development. Key areas of intervention are climate change (mitigation and adaptation), sustainable natural resource management (conserving biodiversity and addressing land degradation) and environmentally sound chemical management (phasing out of ozone depleting substances and reducing persistent organic pollutants). The loss of biodiversity and the changing climate are among the most prominent issues on the international agenda. These are not only environmental concerns; the issues are linked to the nature of economic development, poverty reduction, natural disasters, and peace and security. The health of the world’s biodiversity and climate is fundamental to all aspects of human well‐being.

  • 05 Jun 2013
    The Secretary-General Message on the World Environment Day

    On World Environment Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges all actors in the global food chain to take responsibility for environmentally sustainable and socially equitable food systems by reducing food waste.

  • 22 May 2013
    International Day for Biological Diversity

    On International Day for Biological Diversity, we’re focusing on the impact of our project in Sindhudurg coastal district, which is one of the most biodiverse areas in Maharashtra. The project, supported by the Government of Maharashtra and the Global Environment Facility, has been addressing biodiversity challenges while improving livelihoods of coastal communities since 2011 through sustainable fishing, agriculture, horticulture and conservation of mangroves, turtles and coral reef cover. The project has also sought to collaborate with local communities towards generating awareness about biodiversity amidst the threat of unsustainable fishing practices, rising pollution from fishing vessels and maritime traffic.

  • 22 May 2013
    The Secretary-General Message on the International Day for Biological Diversity

    On International Day for Biological Diversity, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on all Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization.

  • 17 May 2013
    Helen Clark: Statement for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

    On International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark notes that much remains to be done in securing rights for gay, lesbian, and transgendered people, and ensuring they can live lives free from violence, intimidation, and secrecy.

  • 10 May 2013
    Equator Prize 2012 Felicitation Ceremony

    Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra felicitated 2012 UNDP Equator Prize winner Shashwat, a grassroots organization working with tribal communities displaced by the Dimbhe dam in the state. The Equator Prize is a prestigious international award that recognizes innovation and leadership in community-based sustainable development approaches.

  • 10 May 2013
    Shashwat Congratulated for Winning UNDP’s Prestigious Global Equator Prize

    Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra felicitated 2012 UNDP Equator Prize winner Shashwat, a Maharashtra-based NGO that is helping develop sustainable livelihoods for marginalized tribal communities displaced by the Dimbhe dam in the state. The Equator Prize is a prestigious international award that recognizes innovation and leadership in community-based sustainable development approaches.

  • 03 May 2013
    The Secretary-General Message on World Press Freedom Day

    On World Press Freedom Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges governments across the world to create a free and safe working environment for journalists in all media.

  • 16 Apr 2013
    Companies Work to Employ India’s Poor: Business Call to Action announces New Initiatives during G20 Inclusive Business Workshop in Mumbai

    Three companies have announced new commitments to help thousands of low-income people in rural India improve livelihoods, health and environment through the Business Call to Action, an anti-poverty initiative supported by UNDP

  • 11 Apr 2013
    India poised to be a Major Player in South-South Trade, says Montek Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

    India needs to open its markets to trade with neighbouring countries, says Montek Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission at the regional launch of the 2013 Human Development Report ‘The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World’.

  • 11 Apr 2013
    Regional Launch of 2013 Human Development Report

    The regional launch of the 2013 Global Human Development Report: The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World was organized by the International Centre for Human Development and the United Nations Development Programme in New Delhi. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, delivered a special address at the event.

  • 04 Apr 2013
    UN Calls for Accelerated Action with 1,000 Days to go on Millennium Development Goals

    To inspire further action, the UN and its partners are marking 1,000 days to the end of 2015 – the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – during the next week.

  • 22 Mar 2013
    The Secretary-General Message on World Water Day

    On World Water Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges countries around the world to use water more intelligently and waste less to ensure that all get a fair share.

  • 21 Mar 2013
    The Secretary-General Message on the International Day of Forests

    On the first International Day of Forests, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges governments, businesses and all sectors of society to commit to reducing deforestation, preventing forest degradation, reducing poverty and promoting sustainable livelihoods for all forest-dependent people.

  • 20 Mar 2013
    UNDP and Government of Norway Commit to Improving Maternal and Infant Healthcare Services

    UNDP and the Government of Norway have signed an agreement to support the second phase of the Norway India Partnership Agreement Initiative, which aims to reduce maternal and infant mortality in India.

  • 14 Mar 2013
    South Asia Driving Force in ‘Rise of the South,’ Says 2013 Human Development Report

    The 2013 Human Development Report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.

  • 12 Mar 2013
    The UN Engages Citizens around the World to Take Part in Shaping the Future Global Development Agenda

    The United Nations and partners invite people all over the world to participate in setting the world’s future development agenda by voting in an innovative survey known as MY World, the United Nations global survey for a better world.

  • 08 Mar 2013
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark's Message on International Women's Day

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark urges nations across the world to mark this year’s International Women’s Day by not just recognizing the devastating impact of violence against women, but also by renewing collective efforts to stop it once and for all.

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