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12 Aug 2014
Wide-ranging efforts at all levels are needed to raise awareness about the importance of investing in and supporting young people with mental health conditions. Increased education is crucial in reducing stigma and in changing how we talk about and perceive mental health. On International Youth Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to enable youth with mental health conditions to realize their full potential.
09 Aug 2014
On the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges all partners to join the United Nations in promoting and protecting their rights which are essential for our common future.
24 Jul 2014
Staggering rates of poverty and high inequality threaten the gains in human development in South Asia. To protect these gains and ensure that all people are benefiting from the region’s growth, UNDP’s annual Human Development Report, released today in Tokyo, shows that the combination of social protection floors, universal basic services, full employment and programmes that specifically address discrimination and inclusion can help countries to irreversibly eradicate poverty.
28 Jun 2014
“While India has made major progress in the supply of electricity and modern forms of energy, a large part of the population still lives in a state of energy deprivation,” said Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Director-General, The Energy and -Resources Institute (TERI) and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
23 Jun 2014
The annual observance of Public Service Day highlights the invaluable contributions of public servants and administrators in our efforts to build a better world for all.
23 Jun 2014
A new regional hub launched here today will help mobilize investment and innovative solutions to bring clean, modern energy to those who do not have it in Asia and the Pacific. The Asia-Pacific Sustainable Energy for All hub will gather governments, investors, innovators and experts to find ways and means for bringing energy to more than 600 million in this region who live without electricity and 1.8 billion who lack access to clean cooking and heating energy solutions.
17 Jun 2014
On World Day to Combat Desertification, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges nations to work to build the resilience of all productive land resources and the communities that depend on them.
16 Jun 2014
The Chhattisgarh Traditional Healer Association is amongst 35 groups that are recipients of the 2014 Equator Prize. The prestigious Equator Prize awarded every two years by an UN-led partnership recognizes “local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.”
08 Jun 2014
On World Oceans Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to reflect on the multiple benefits of the oceans and to commit to keep them healthy and productive for the benefit of current and future generations.
05 Jun 2014
On World Environment Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to think about the plight of Small Island Developing States and to take inspiration from their efforts to address climate change, strengthen resilience and work for a sustainable future.
03 Jun 2014
Inclusive Media for Change, a Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS)-based initiative, in partnership with UNDP invites applications from journalists in English and Hindi for 2014 Fellowships. The Fellowships are given to increase and sharpen media coverage of rural distress/ development and the issues of the marginalized people.
01 Jun 2014
United Nations Condemns Gang-Rape and Murder of Teenage Girls in Uttar Pradesh and Calls for Justice
The UN in India condemns the brutal gang-rape and murder of two teenaged girls on the night of May 28 in Katra village in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district and calls for immediate action against the perpetrators and to address violence against women and girls across India.
22 May 2014
On this International Day for Biological Diversity, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appeals to all people to commit to adopting, adapting and scaling up best practices to protect fragile ecosystems for the benefit of all the islanders, and people everywhere who depend on them.
22 May 2014
India Biodiversity Awards 2014 Announced: Celebrating Outstanding Champions of Biodiversity in India
Biodiversity champions from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland and Odisha are amongst the winners of the 2014 India Biodiversity Awards. Announced by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the United Nations Development Programme, the India Biodiversity Awards recognize excellence in biodiversity governance across the country.
17 May 2014
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark's Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
On International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark urges governments, civil society, private sector, the media to reinvigorate efforts to support countries to achieve a vision of human development which is truly inclusive and where everyone is able to live their lives free from fear, discrimination, violence, homophobia, or transphobia.
08 May 2014
A panel discussion on ‘Advancing Universal Health Coverage in India: Lessons from International Experience’ was organised by the United Nations in India. The speakers including Professor Indrani Gupta, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India; Dr Nata Menabde, WHO Representative to India; Ms Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and experts from the World Health Organisation Dr Vivian Lin, Dr Rüdiger Krech, Dr Alaka Singh and Dr Antonio Duran deliberated on India’s route to universal coverage and lessons to be learnt from countries in different regions of the world.
03 May 2014
On World Press Freedom Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on all governments to actively defend the fundamental right of freedom of expression as critical factors in achieving the Millennium Development Goals and advancing the post-2015 development agenda.
30 Apr 2014
United Nation's ‘Free and Equal’ Campaign: Protecting the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People
Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative says the UN’s ‘Free and Equal’ is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment that human rights are for ALL people. The Campaign aims to raise awareness on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the globe.
22 Apr 2014
On International Mother Earth Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appeals to all people to raise their voices to protect Mother Earth which is vital for our sustenance, well-being and development.