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  • 01 Feb 2013
    Enabling Access to Energy is Crucial to the Post-2015 Development Agenda

    ‘The world can’t miss the opportunity to make access to energy a global goal,” said Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative at the Consultation on Sustainable Energy, organized as part of the 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2013, ‘The Global Challenge of Resource Efficient Growth and Development,’ supported by UNDP.

  • 31 Jan 2013
    DSDS 2013 – Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

    Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), organized annually since 2001, is an international platform for exchange of knowledge on all nuances of sustainable development. The 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, supported by UNDP, aimed to provide feasible solutions to many critical challenges facing the global community. UNDP’s participation at the summit included: Thematic Consultation on Energy: Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Energy Future We Want for All, Employment Growth and Benefits of Green Economy, Governance and Management Challenges in Water Use Efficiency

  • 16 Jan 2013
    Green Haat 2013 – Connecting Nature with our Lives

    The unique display and sale of eco products from across the country from 16 to 31 January 2013 included herbal remedies, handicrafts from non-timber forest products and organic food that are testament to the diversity and innovativeness of India’s local entrepreneurs. Organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the 14-day display included participation of 14 groups that are recipients of the GEF Small Grants Programme implemented by UNDP.

  • 11 Jan 2013
    Brainstorming towards a Competency Framework for India’s Civil Services

    A day-long brainstorming session, to provide crucial inputs to the draft framework which helps understand and define competency in the Indian Civil Services, was organized by UNDP in partnership with the Government of India. The draft competency framework developed as part of the PIIA project, a joint collaboration between UNDP and the Government of India, is being implemented by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personal, Public Grievances and Pensions (MoP). A key objective is to support the shift towards the Competency-based Human Resource Management of the Indian Civil Services.

  • 04 Jan 2013
    Launch of the International Centre for Human Development in India

    The newly established International Centre for Human Development will be officially launched with the inaugural address by Prof. Amartya Sen on ‘Human Development in the Post 2015 era’.

  • 04 Jan 2013
    Ministry of Rural Development Outlines Greening Agenda for Rural Development Schemes

    The Ministry of Rural Development, with support from UNDP have released a report ‘Greening Rural Development in India’. The report presents strategies for inclusive rural development embodying the principles of environmental sustainability.

  • 04 Jan 2013
    Launch of the International Centre for Human Development in India

    The newly established International Centre for Human Development, a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of India, was officially launched at an event held on 4 January 2013 in New Delhi. As one of the chief architects of the Human Development approach, Prof. Amartya Sen delivered the inaugural lecture.

  • 04 Jan 2013
    Amartya Sen Supports Anti Rape Protests, Says Dalit Women have Undergone Real Violence for a Very Long Time

    “The post-2015 agenda needs to return to the principles of human rights and justice, peace and democracy as enshrined in the Millennium Declaration” said Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen at the official launch of International Centre on Human Development.

  • 21 Dec 2012
    United Nations General Assembly Declares 2014-2024 Decade of Sustainable Energy for All

    The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared the decade 2014 2024 as the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, underscoring the importance of energy issues for sustainable development and for the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda.

  • 18 Dec 2012
    Inter-Ministerial Conference for Mainstreaming HIV

    For the next phase of the national AIDS response (2013-2017), mainstreaming and social protection continue to be the key strategies for risk reduction, integration and impact mitigation. To build on the collective strengths and to take the agenda forward for an effective AIDS response, a two day inter-ministerial conference is being jointly organized by NACO and UNDP on 18-19 December 2012.

  • 12 Dec 2012
    One Day on Earth (12.12.12)

    The videos, shot on 12.12.12 from different parts of India, as part of the Global One Day on Earth project, highlight the impact of UNDP India’s projects on the lives of the poor and the marginalized. The videos document the countless stories of hope and fear that take place in their lives each and every day.

  • 09 Dec 2012
    Helen Clark: International Anti-Corruption Day

    On International Anti-Corruption Day, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark urges governments, civil society, private sector, the media, public and the youth to prevent and combat corruption at all levels to ensure a world that is just and equitable for all.

  • 09 Dec 2012
    The Secretary-General Message on International Anti-Corruption Day

    On International Anti-Corruption Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on everyone to work towards a sustainable future where corruption is rejected and equal opportunities for all are created.

  • 07 Dec 2012
    UNV Launches its Flagship Publication on Volunteerism on International Volunteers Day

    UNV launched its flagship publication on Volunteerism, ‘Volunteering in India: Contexts, Perspectives and Discourses’ for promoting the value addition that volunteers bring to national development priorities. The publication presents the viewpoints and experiences of eminent people and volunteers from different disciplines on the ethos, tradition and diversity of volunteering in the Indian Context.

  • 05 Dec 2012
    The Secretary-General Message on International Volunteer Day

    On International Volunteer Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon applauds all people who volunteer each year to prevent conflicts, help societies recover from fighting, promote sustainable development, assist in crisis situations and carry out numerous other projects for the greater good.

  • 03 Dec 2012
    The Secretary-General Message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges governments to eliminate discrimination and exclusion against persons with disability, and to create societies that value diversity and inclusion.

  • 01 Dec 2012
    The Secretary-General Message on World AIDS Day

    On World AIDS Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges nations to intensify efforts to prevent any new HIV infections or AIDS-related deaths, and eliminate stigma and discrimination that increase risk for vulnerable populations.

  • 01 Dec 2012
    UNDP Administrator's Message on World AIDS Day

    On World AIDS Day, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark urges nations to sustain the effort to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, and accelerate action to reduce inequality and promote human rights.

  • 29 Nov 2012
    Technology Set to make Direct Benefits Transfers from Government to People more Efficient and Transparent

    A day-long international workshop, organized by the Ministry of Rural Development and UNDP, identified recommendations to enhance efficiency in government to people payments through direct benefits transfers, particularly wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Programme and other social assistance programmes.

  • 29 Nov 2012
    UNDP Opens Data on Over 6,000 Projects in Transparency Drive

    A new online portal allows open, comprehensive public access to data on UNDP's work in 177 countries and territories, fulfilling a commitment to full transparency by 2013 above and beyond international standards.

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