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  • 22 Mar 2015
    UN Secretary-General Message on World Water Day

  • 20 Mar 2015
    Global Launch of the World Water Development Report 2015 in India

  • 20 Mar 2015
    Urgent Need to Manage Water More Sustainably, Says UN Report

    The planet is facing a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource. This is the unavoidable conclusion reached in the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report, “Water for a Sustainable World”, launched on 20 March in New Delhi (India), in time for World Water Day (22 March).

  • 20 Mar 2015
    The Water Man of India Wins 2015 Stockholm Water Prize

    The planet is facing a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource. This is the unavoidable conclusion reached in the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report, “Water for a Sustainable World”, launched on 20 March in New Delhi (India), in time for World Water Day (22 March).

  • 14 Mar 2015
    Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015: Towards a Global Framework to Reduce Disaster Risk

    As disaster risk threatens to reverse development progress, the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will review the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action towards adopting a new framework to reduce disaster risk across the world. Thousands of participants including world leaders, policymakers, academics, civil society and NGO representatives will attend this historic conference in Sendai Japan on 14-18 March 2015.

  • 09 Mar 2015
    Helen Clark: Speech at the Opening of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women

    Gender equality and women’s empowerment will be crucial to achieving the post-2015 sustainable development agenda and its goals, says UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark at the Opening of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women

  • 08 Mar 2015
    Helen Clark: Statement on International Women's Day

    On International Women’s Day, UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark urges all to realize a world in which every woman and girl has the opportunity to fulfill her potential and enjoy equal rights and status.

  • 08 Mar 2015
    UN Secretary-General Message on International Women’s Day

    "When we unleash the power of women, we can secure the future for all," says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on International Women’s Day 2015.

  • 19 Feb 2015
    6 Journalists Bag Government of India-UNDP Media Fellowships on Decentralized Planning-2015

    Mukesh Kumar Kejariwal and Harikishan Sharma of Dainik Jagran; Pavithra S Rangan of Outlook magazine; Sandip Das of The Financial Express; Rakhi Ghosh, a freelance journalist and Atul Kumar Singh of Hindustan have been awarded the Government of India and UNDP Media Fellowships on Decentralized Planning-2015. The media Fellowship is awarded annually for journalists to work in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.

  • 09 Feb 2015
    Helen Clark: Speech at the Launch of the Tsunami Global Lessons Learned Project Disaster Recovery Toolkit

    At the launch of a Disaster Recovery Toolkit, UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark on lessons which can be gathered and applied to help improve our ability to mitigate, prepare and respond more effectively to future disasters

  • 05 Feb 2015
    UNDP at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2015

    The 15th edition of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, one of the foremost calendar events on climate change in the world, got underway in Delhi today. The two-day Summit supported by UNDP focused on sustainable development amidst the complex challenges of climate change.

  • 05 Feb 2015
    Secretary-General's Remarks to the Fifteenth Delhi Sustainable Development Summit [Delivered by Videolink]

    Addressing the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2015 via videoconference, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for countries to take a low-carbon approach to development in the coming years.

  • 27 Jan 2015
    Tribute to Cartoonist RK Laxman: Human Development through the Eyes of the Common Man

    R K Laxman, the genius chronicler of India's political and social life and creator of the Common Man, had exclusively sketched cartoons for UNDP’s Human Development Calendar in 2007. Laxman, recipient of numerous awards, among them the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Magsaysay Award, passed away on the evening of 26 January 2015. He was 93.

  • 26 Jan 2015
    2015 a ‘Once in a Generation Opportunity’ for Sustainable Development

    The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said today that while there is tremendous volatility and turmoil around the world, this year presented a unique opportunity to eradicate poverty and agree on a path for sustainable development.

  • 22 Jan 2015
    Helen Clark: Speech on Year of Tough Choices for World Leaders

    “World leaders have a big opportunity this year to shift the world onto a path of inclusive, sustainable, and resilient development," Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP said at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • 22 Jan 2015
    Helen Clark: Speech on “How Can We Prevent Rising Income Inequality from Weakening Our Societies?”

    UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark on how high levels of inequalities hamper economic growth, hinder efforts to reduce poverty and undermine social cohesion, and why addressing inequality is imperative to deliver the post-2015 development agenda

  • 20 Jan 2015
    National Voter’s Fest: Glimpses from India’s General Elections 2014

    An exhibition of over 150 photos celebrating India’s vibrant democracy and historic moments from the country's national elections in 2014 was inaugurated by H S Brahma, Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commission of India and Jaco Cilliers, Resident Representative a.i. and Country Director, UNDP. Organized by the Election Commission of India, with UNDP support, the National Voters’ Festival aims to enhance electoral participation ahead of elections to Delhi's state assembly scheduled for February 2015.

  • 12 Jan 2015
    Thirteenth Sapru House UN Lecture by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

    Delivering the 13th Sapru House-UN Lecture on "India and the United Nations in a Changing Word", hosted by the Indian Council for World Affairs (ICWA) on 12 January 2015, Ban Ki-moon touched upon a wide spectrum of India-UN relationship including terrorism, nuclear responsibility, women's rights and sustainable development.

  • 12 Jan 2015
    Launch of the Compendium of Easy (not so easy) Solutions to Address Climate Change Compendium

    The Compendium of Easy (not so easy) Solutions to Address Climate Change was launched by Kartikeya Sarabhai, Director, Centre for Environment Education; Mohan L Jain, Trustee and Founder President, India Development Coalition of America (IDCA); Ramesh K Jalan, Resource Person and Moderator, Climate Change Community, Solution Exchange India, UNDP and Prabhjot Sodhi, Country Program Manager, Global Environment Facility- Small Grant Programme-UNDP, Centre for Environment Education during the 11th IDCA International Conference on ‘Inspiring Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship for Poverty Eradication and Climate Change Mitigation in India’ on 12 January, 2015 in Ahmedabad.

  • 08 Jan 2015
    Addressing Economic Inequality in India

    A Round Table on Addressing Economic Inequality in India is being organised by the International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) and National Institute of Advanced Studies on 8-9 January, 2015 at Bengaluru. At the Round Table, practitioners and academicians will (i) discuss the causes of the rising economic inequality in India, and (ii) explore opportunities for redressing these inequalities.

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