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  • 05 Mar 2013
    Lucknow Hospital Earns Global Recognition for Sound Bio-Medical Waste Management Systems

    The Global Healthcare Waste Management project, implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and funded by the Global Environment Facility, is helping promote best practices in healthcare waste management and mercury waste management in the King George’s Medical University in Lucknow, India. The hospital has been able to reduce the amount of infectious waste generated by 80 percent due to proper segregation, transportation and treatment of waste practices.

  • 01 Mar 2013
    UNDP and Government of India Pledge to a New Country Programme Action Plan

    The Government of India and UNDP have signed a new Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) in support of the Government’s efforts to promote rapid, inclusive, sustainable development that benefits the most excluded through partnerships with Central Ministries, state governments and civil society.

  • 25 Feb 2013
    Skill Development Training Programme on Sub-Megawatt Biomass-based Power Generation

    A UNDP supported training programme to develop skills of technicians to manage sub-megawatt, biomass-based power generation is being held from 25 Feb to 6 March in Bangalore. The programme will sensitize technicians on the principles of gasification, how to operate and maintain a gasifier and the safety issues involved in managing biomass-based power generation in India.

  • 20 Feb 2013
    The Secretary-General Message for the World Day of Social Justice

    On World Day of Social Justice, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges governments to intensify their efforts to achieve a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable development path built on dialogue, transparency and social justice.

  • 14 Feb 2013
    The Secretary-General Message to One Billion Rising Campaign

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges governments across the world to take concrete action to end violence against women and build a world where all live free from harassment and fear.

  • 11 Feb 2013
    Secretary-General’s Video Message For International Year Of Water Cooperation 2013

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges governments to invest more in water and harness the best technologies and share the best practices to get more crop per drop.

  • 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
    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
    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.

  • 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
    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’.

  • 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.

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