• New Partnership: Towards Sound Chemical Management in India Aug 10, 2016

    A new project launched by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will support efforts by the country to manage and monitor mercury use as a first step towards ratifying the Minamata Convention on Mercury, an international treaty to protect human health and environment from the adverse effects of mercury.

  • Earth Overshoot Day: Earth's Resources for Year Used in Less Than Eight Months Aug 8, 2016

    Greenhouse gas emissions account for 60 percent of humanity’s ecological footprint, contributing to the fastest ever Earth Overshoot Day

  • Celebrating International Biodiversity Day with the India Biodiversity Awards 2016 May 22, 2016

    Winners of the second India Biodiversity Awards will be announced on 22 May, on the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity.

  • Twitter Chat with Haoliang Xu on SDG Implementation in India Apr 6, 2016

    United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP Asoa-Pacific Bureau invites you to join the global conversation on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in India.

  • Helen Clark on Developing Asia: Challenges of Climate Change and Economic Resilience Mar 12, 2016

    The economic consequences of climate change are increasingly coming to bear on the economies of the Asia Pacific region—both by raising their proclivity to experience natural disasters and in the deterioration of living standards and environmental conditions. Water resources and flooding, coastal zones, heat waves, and increasingly volatile conditions for agriculture are just some of the problems to which Asia Pacific countries must adapt in coming years. Key issues in this session included preparations and investment for, and responses to, the economic effects of climate change and ways to build macroeconomic resilience.

  • Conference on South-South Cooperation Mar 10, 2016

    South- South Cooperation has emerged as a mechanism that fosters mutual benefit, recognises sovereign identities and engages fellow developing countries in variety of linear linkages. The upcoming conference will discuss key emerging issues facing South-South cooperation.

  • Discussing social inclusion and social development at a national roundtable on National Rural Livelihoods Mission Dec 9, 2015

    The micro finance community of practice (CoP) conducted a query-based roundtable discussion on the National Rural Livelihood Mission to share their experiences and best practices of the social inclusion and social development interventions.

  • UN Public Lecture on Sustainable Development Begins with Education Dec 1, 2015

    UN Public lecture by Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate and Child Rights Activist on Tuesday, 1 December at The Theatre, India Habitat Centre from 16.00 – 17.00 hrs.

  • COP21 Conference on Climate Change Nov 30, 2015

    Governments from across the world will convene in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) from 30 November to 11 December to agree on a new global climate change agreement.

  • International Workshop on Concentrated Solar Technologies Nov 19, 2015

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF), India in association with Intersolar India 2015, is organizing a special event on Concentrated Solar Technologies (CST) on 19 November 2015 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. This event will focus on the progress made by the collaboration of MNRE and UNDP with support from GEF in promoting the concentrating solar heat applications. It will benefit manufacturers, users, international participants, policy makers, government officials, industrialists who are committed to adopt green technologies by reducing the use of fossil fuels and their carbon foot print.

  • Showcasing Solutions in Energy Efficiency: Indian Railways Summit Supported by UNDP Nov 6, 2015

    An International Summit in New Delhi on 6 November will bring together policymakers, experts from around the world and technology providers, to deliberate on energy efficiency strategies that can enable the Railways to build a sustainable future ahead. Participants will discuss important advances being made in the design and delivery of technologies and solutions in railways sectors across the world.

  • Building Disaster Resilient Airports Oct 27, 2015

    Disasters invariably cause damage to assets, infrastructure and the delivery of crucial, lifesaving services. Airports are no exception. As the global frequency of disasters increases, there is an urgent need to prepare airports to withstand disaster and support immediate relief efforts in the aftermath of a disaster. This was the key message emerging from a day-long workshop organized by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New Delhi on 27 October, 2015.

  • India Lights Up in Blue to Celebrate UN Day Oct 24, 2015

    To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, India lit iconic landmarks and heritage sites across the country – blue – the official colour of the United Nations on Saturday, 24 October 2015.

  • Dissemination workshop of the study entitled ‘Financial Cooperatives in the Context of Financial Inclusion in India’ Oct 14, 2015

    The workshop highlighted the key results of the study on financial cooperatives, commissioned by UNDP, to various stakeholders, including government and civil society organisations. The study shares experiences of cooperatives at the primary, district and state level from Assam, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand and presents learnings of successful financial cooperatives. The study also recommends strategies to enable cooperatives to play a role as strong financial institutions. Click here to download the study report.

  • Union Minister Prakash Javadekar Announces the Call for Applications for the India Biodiversity Awards 2016 Aug 26, 2015

    The Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar announced the call for applications for the Third India Biodiversity Awards 2016, which is a collaborative initiative between the Ministry and UNDP.

  • Applications Invited for Government of India-UNDP India Biodiversity Awards 2016 Aug 26, 2015

    The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Third India Biodiversity Awards 2016, which will recognize the contribution of a range of stakeholders towards the conservation of biodiversity and also serve as an incentive for the effective implementation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002.

  • Celebrating International Youth Day with a dialogue on Youth for Development Aug 12, 2015

    On the occasion of International Youth Day on 12 August, the United Nations and State Bank of India are organized a Dialogue on Youth for Development from 1.00 – 4.00 pm in New Delhi.

  • Policy Round Table: Direct Benefits or Basic Income Transfers – Improving Service Delivery to the Poor Jul 2, 2015

    The two-day Roundtable discussion ‘Direct Benefit and Basic Income Transfers’ was organized by the International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Government of India and the United Nations Development Programme.

  • Asia-Pacific Launch of State of the World's Volunteerism Report 2015 Jun 23, 2015

    On 23 June, UN Volunteers India in collaboration with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and UNDP welcomed young volunteers, academics, civil society representatives as well as private sector and media associates to launch the 2015 State of the World's Volunteerism Report. The Report was launched by Rajeev Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport, UNV Deputy Executive Coordinator Rosemary Kalapurakal, UN Resident Coordinator a.i. Louis George Arsenault, and Rajesh Tandon from Participatory Research in Asia. Lead author Amanda Mukwashi herself presented SWVR's key findings. The Launch was followed by a lively discussion on the role volunteerism in facilitating sustainable development and good governance. Our short video recap gives you some first-hand impressions directly from the event.

  • Launch of Project FLY: Financial Literacy & You – A UNDP Pilot Initiative Jun 15, 2015