Meeting with Navtej Sarna, Additional Secretary, International Organisation and Political, Ministry of External Affairs

16 Dec 2013

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Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP meets with Mr. Navtej SarnaMr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP met with Mr. Navtej Sarna, Additional Secretary, International Organisation and Political, Ministry of External Affairs and discussed South-South cooperation and the International Centre for Human Development. UNDP and the Government of India have signed a partnership agreement intended to leverage India’s vast development experience to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and increase its role in South-South cooperation., Additional Secretary, International Organisation and Political, Ministry of External Affairs

Projects and Initiatives

The International Centre for Human Development

The International Centre for Human Development
In partnership with the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, the project aims to set up an International Centre for Human Development in India to support efforts by governments of the South to integrate human development approaches and ensure improved development outcomes for poor and marginalized people.

Supporting Democratic Electoral Management

Supporting Democratic Electoral Management
The project aims to promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the field of election management and administration with other developing countries through the Election Commission of India. It also seeks to support the newly established India International Institute on Democracy and Electoral Management (IIIDEM) as a training and resource centre to meet the demand for capacity development on electoral management from other countries.

About Haoliang Xu
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Haoliang Xu was appointed Assistant Administrator and Director for the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific by the United Nations Secretary-General in September 2013.

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