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  • 22 May 2015
    India Biodiversity Awards 2016: Recognizing Champions of Biodiversity Conservation

    On the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May 2015, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and UNDP will launch the Biodiversity Finance Initiative to promote increased investment in the management of ecosystems and biodiversity, and focus on opportunities to unlock resources at the national level.

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

  • 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 reviewed 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 attended this historic conference in Sendai Japan on 14-18 March 2015.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 17 Dec 2014
    Partnering Community-Led Organizations of the Socially Excluded: Towards Making Growth Just and Inclusive

    Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion, with UNDP support, organized a consultation on ‘Partnering Community-Led Organizations of the Socially Excluded: Towards Making Growth Just and Inclusive’ to understand the constraints experienced by Dalit, Tribal and Muslim communities in participating and accessing development; analyzing current engagement of community led organizations from Dalit, Tribal and Muslim communities in promoting development work among these communities; and building strategies to strengthen these CLOs to enable their communities to access entitlements and schemes to overcome development inequalities.

  • 10 Dec 2014
    Government of India and UNDP Media Fellowships on Decentralized Planning - 2015 (Deadline Extended to 10 January 2015)

    The Planning Commission, Government of India (GoI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invite applications from journalists working or willing to work in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha for a Media Fellowship Programme on Decentralized Planning. This Fellowship Programme is being managed by OneWorld Foundation India.

  • 06 Dec 2014
    National Consultation on Enhancing Knowledge and Innovation for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction

    The day-long discussion on Enhancing Knowledge and Innovation for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction provided an opportunity for members and select experts to reflect on the usefulness of the knowledge management products of the community of practice, identify knowledge partnership and strategic collaborations, and expand community outreach for language and technology.

  • 05 Dec 2014
    International Volunteer Day 2014

    International Volunteer Day on 5 December is an opportunity to celebrate the crucial role that volunteers play in improving the lives of people around the world.

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Launch of National Toll Free AIDS Helpline on World AIDS Day

    The National AIDS Control Organisation, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare observed World AIDS Day 2014 at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. The National Toll Free AIDS Helpline, Digital Resource Centre and Supply Chain Management System was launched at the event. The event was co-hosted by the National AIDS Control Organisation, Delhi State AIDS Control Society, and the United Nations Development Programme.

  • 07 Oct 2014
    Showcasing Global Best Practices in Public Administration and Public Service Delivery

    The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India (GoI) in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted the “International Symposium on Excellence in Public Service / Public Administration” from 7- 8th October, 2014.

  • 26 Sep 2014
    United Nations Public Lecture by Dr. Karan Singh, Member of Parliament

    The fourth UN Public Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Karan Singh on Education in the 21st Century. Dr. Karan Singh is a member of India’s Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha. He was born heir apparent to the then ruler of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and served successively as regent, Sardar-i-Riyasat and governor of the state. A recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in India, Dr Singh has held the tourism and civil aviation, health and family planning and the education and culture portfolios in the Indian government and also served briefly as Ambassador to the United States. Dr Singh has been Chancellor of Benaras Hindu University, Jammu and Kashmir University, and Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has also served as Chairman of the Indian Board of Wildlife and is associated with several cultural and academic institutions.

  • 21 Sep 2014
    What to Expect at India Social Good Summit 2014

    The first ever India Social Good Summit organised by UNDP in partnership with IIT Delhi will be held this Sunday, 21 September from 1600-1730 hrs at Dogra Hall, Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. It has an exciting line up of speakers and young innovators who will discuss the ways in which technology is and can be used to create a better world.

  • 08 Aug 2014
    IC4HD 2014 Human Development Fellowship for Young Professionals

    The International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) has awarded the 2014 Human Development Fellowship for Young Professionals to four young professionals of the Global South. The fellowship is offered to encourage research from a human development perspective and exchange of experiences among professionals from the Global South. The theme of the 2014 Human Development Fellowship for Young Professionals is social security.

  • 16 Jul 2014
    UN MDG Report 2014: Poverty, Malnutrition and Sanitation Remain Concerns for India

    The new Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 examines the latest progress made towards achieving the MDGs. It shows that millions of people’s lives have improved due to concerted global, regional, national and local efforts to achieve the MDGs, which serve as the foundation for the next global development agenda. The Report was released in India by Najma Heptulla, the Union Minister for Minority Affairs. Jayati Ghosh, Professor, JNU and Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator also spoke on the occasion.

  • 28 Jun 2014
    Contributing to Energy Saving: Recognition to UNDP

    S.N. Srinivas, Programmme Officer with UNDP India has been awarded the Hitech’s 2014 India’s Leading Energy Saving Expert Award for his contribution to energy saving in the steel sector. The Award was presented by HITEC India, a non-profit organization that aims to promote IT solutions, next generation networks and enabled services to India. The Awards recognize experts across industrial sectors that have made a significant contribution to using technologies to address the complex problems facing industry and Government in India.

  • 27 May 2014
    Developing Capacities of Healthcare Staff in Delhi

    In a first of its kind initiative, the Department of Health and Family Welfare and UNDP signed a Memorandum of Understanding today under which UNDP will provide training to 50 doctors and other staff members of the Government of Delhi on procurement and supply chain management. The Agreement was signed by John Sorensen, Country Director, UNDP India and S.B. Shashank, Special Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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