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  • 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.

  • 08 Mar 2013
    The Secretary-General Message on International Women’s Day

    On International Women’s Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges governments to prosecute crimes against women and calls for a renewed pledge to combat this global health menace wherever it may lurk – in homes and businesses, in war zones and placid countries, and in the minds of people who allow violence to continue.

  • 08 Mar 2013
    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas Message for International Women's Day

    Film star and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas appeals to end violence against women in recognition of International Women's Day.

  • 07 Mar 2013
    UNDP Chief Calls for End to Violence against Women

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark called for scaled-up efforts globally to stop violence against women, calling it a weapon of war in much of the world and a major obstacle to equality and development.

  • 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.

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