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  • 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.

  • 22 May 2014
    Recognizing Grassroots Biodiversity Champions: India Biodiversity Awards 2014

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

  • 20 May 2014
    IC4HD 2014 Human Development Fellowship for Young Professionals

    The International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) announces human development fellowships for young professionals for 2014. The fellowships offered by the Centre support innovative analytical work on major human development issues. The theme of this year’s fellowships is social security in the Global South. IC4HD is a joint initiative of the Government of India and UNDP.

  • 08 May 2014
    Panel Discussion on Advancing Universal Health Coverage in India

    United Nations India is organizing a panel discussion on universal health coverage in India on 8 May from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.

  • 08 Mar 2014
    International Women’s Day 2014: Equality for Women is Progress for All

    Celebrated annually on 8 March, the 2014 theme for International Women’s Day is: “Equality for women is progress for all”.

  • 01 Mar 2014
    United Nations Public Lecture: The Invisible Workers: Rights, Justice and Dignity for Domestic Workers

    ILO India in collaboration with the United Nations in India is organizing a public lecture as part of UN’s Public Lecture Series on 1 March 2014 at the SCOPE Convention Centre, SCOPE Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi. The lecture titled ‘The Invisible Workers: Rights, Justice and Dignity for Domestic Workers’ will be delivered by Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University. The lecture will also be webcast live on our website.

  • 17 Feb 2014
    IC4HD Public Lecture

    IC4HD, a joint initiative of the Government of India and UNDP, organized its first public lecture on 17 February 2014 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The lecture titled ‘Which kind of state can deliver which kind of development?’ was delivered by Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos, University of Coimbra, Portugal. The lecture was chaired by Prof. Chetan Singh, Director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and the discussants included Prof. Shail Mayaram, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and Prof. Gopal Guru, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

  • 06 Feb 2014
    DSDS 2014 – Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

    Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative says the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2014 will provide a crucial opportunity for world leaders, activists and experts to discuss ways to solve three of the greatest challenges facing India today- water, food and energy security.

  • 04 Feb 2014
    Space and Presence: Women and the Media in India

    Consultation on women and media in India provides inputs to the High Level Committee on the Status of Women, supported by UNDP

  • 01 Feb 2014
    Celebrating Biodiversity in Nature

    As part of the 7th CMS Vatavaran, an environment and wildlife film festival and forum, UNDP organized a session to raise awareness about the threats to the Himalayan ecosystem on 1 Feb 2014. During the session, an quiz competition was organized that enabled school children to understand the importance of biodiversity conservation in all ecosystems. In addition, a panel discussion with experts outlined threats to biodiversity conservation in Himalayas, importance of medicinal plants and associated traditional knowledge, issues related to bio-piracy, and legal mechanisms in place for protection of traditional knowledge.

  • 28 Jan 2014
    Announcing Human Development Fellowships 2014

    The International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) announces 12 human development fellowships for 2014. The fellowships offered by the Centre support innovative analytical work on major human development issues. The theme of this year’s fellowships is Social Protection and Security in the Global South. IC4HD is a joint initiative of the Government of India and UNDP.

  • 17 Dec 2013
    Meeting with Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Rural Development

    Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP met with Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Rural Development, Government of India. UNDP and the Ministry of Rural Development have signed a letter of collaboration in support of rural employment and livelihood programmes during the 12th Five-Year Plan of the Government of India (2013-2017).

  • 17 Dec 2013
    Meeting with V. Kishore Chandra Deo, Minister of Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj

    Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP met with Mr. V. Kishore Chandra Deo, Minister of Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj. UNDP has partnered with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj to strengthen the capacities of elected representatives and officials, institutions and processes at various levels.

  • 17 Dec 2013
    Meeting with Dr. Mihir Shah, Member, Planning Commission

    Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP met Dr. Mihir Shah, Member Planning Commission

  • 16 Dec 2013
    Meeting with Navtej Sarna, Additional Secretary, International Organisation and Political, Ministry of External Affairs

    Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP meets with Mr. Navtej Sarna, Additional Secretary, International Organisation and Political, Ministry of External Affairs

  • 16 Dec 2013
    Meeting with Anita Kaul, Secretary, Department of Justice

    Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP meets with and Ms. Anita Kaul, Secretary, Department of Justice

  • 14 Dec 2013
    Haoliang Xu Visits the Award-Winning Steel Re-Rolling Mill, MPK Steel in Jaipur

    On day 2 of his visit, Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP visited the award-winning steel re-rolling mill, MPK Steel in Jaipur. The mill, with support from UNDP, the Ministry of Steel and the Global Environment Facility, reduced its energy consumption by 30%, cut coal consumption by 45% and increase productivity by 68%.

  • 14 Dec 2013
    Haoliang Xu Visits the Work site of MGNREGA in Rajasthan

    On day two of his visit, Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP visited the work site of the world’s largest employment guarantee scheme, MGNREGA in Rajasthan.

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