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  • 19 Nov 2013
    Consultation on Developing Human Resources for Strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutions

    A consultation to share best practices on personnel recruitment at local government level aimed at strengthening the capacity of panchayati raj institutions and training institutions was organized on 19 November 2013.

  • 19 Nov 2013
    Energy Access for Sustainable Human Development in Africa

    Access to modern energy services plays a crucial role in advancing human development and in addressing poverty and inequality. Lack of access to clean and reliable energy has been identified as a major constraint in furthering many aspects of human prosperity. However despite continued discussions, practitioners and policy-makers continue to grapple with the challenge of integrating human development objectives appropriately in energy access initiatives. Identifying the need for an integrated approach to energy access and human development in planning and policymaking, the International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD), in collaboration with the Regional Multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence (RMCE), Mauritius and UNDP organised a three day training programme between 19th to 21st November 2013 at Port Louis, Mauritius on Energy Access for Sustainable Human Development in Africa. The training design and implementation was supported by a team of experts from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

  • 11 Nov 2013
    Swedish and Indian Companies Explore Business Models that Include the Poor as Consumers, Producers and Suppliers

    Leading Swedish and Indian companies explore business models that include the poor as consumers, producers and suppliers during the Sweden-India Nobel Memorial week.

  • 29 Oct 2013
    New Centre for Human Development can be a Powerful Platform to Further South-South Engagement on Human Development

    “Ideas can be transported across countries,” says Ajay Chhibber, Director General for Independent Evaluation at the Planning Commission. “The International Centre for Human Development can become a platform for south-south exchange and will allow countries to share examples of what has worked in other contexts,” he added.

  • 29 Oct 2013
    Strengthening Capacity on Human Development in Asia-Pacific: Analysis, Measurement and Processes

    A capacity development event on human development (HD) for countries of Asia-Pacific to strengthen capacity on human development and promote knowledge sharing among countries of Asia-Pacific was organised in New Delhi, India.

  • 17 Oct 2013
    The Secretary-General Message on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    On International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges nations to do more to listen and act for people living in poverty, particularly the indigenous people, the older persons and those living with disabilities, the unemployed, migrants and minorities.

  • 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
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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