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  • 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.

  • 01 Aug 2013
    IC4HD 2013 Human Development Fellowships

    The International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) has awarded six Human Development Fellowships to professionals from Asia-Pacific. The fellowship is offered to encourage research from a human development perspective and exchange of experiences among mid-career professionals from the Global South. The theme of the 2013 Human Development Fellowship is social security.

  • 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

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