Secretary-General's Message on International Youth DayAug 12, 2016When we invest in youth, they can contribute to new markets, decent jobs, fair trade, sustainable housing, sustainable transport and tourism, and more opportunities that benefit the planet and people.
Secretary-General's remarks at the Tenth Anniversary Meeting of the Adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [as delivered]Jul 7, 2016On the World Environment Day, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon urges people and governments everywhere to overcome indifference, combat greed and act to end the illegal trade in wildlife and to preserve our natural heritage for the benefit of this and future generations.
UN Secretary-General's Message on World Environment DayJun 5, 2016On the World Environment Day, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon urges people and governments everywhere to overcome indifference, combat greed and act to end the illegal trade in wildlife and to preserve our natural heritage for the benefit of this and future generations.
Showcasing Global Best Practices in Citizen Centric Governance at 2nd National Symposium on Excellence in Training (NSET)May 27, 2016Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is organising the 2nd National Symposium on Excellence in Training (NSET) on May 27-28, 2016 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India in a sequel to the 1st NSET held on April 11-12, 2015 with overarching theme of citizen centric governance. The basic objective is to provide an annual national platform to stakeholders involved in training to promote sharing of good practices and instil a quality of excellence in training. The details of Symposium are available on the NSET website (www.nset.gov.in).
Winners of the 2016 India Biodiversity Awards AnnouncedMay 22, 2016“Millions of people in India depend on biodiversity and ecosystems for life and livelihoods. Conserving biodiversity is a national priority,” said Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
The UN Secretary-General's Message on the International Day for Biological DiversityMay 22, 2016On this International Day for Biological Diversity, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges all Governments and stakeholders to preserve and sustainably manage the variety of life on Earth for the benefit of current and future generations. Preserving biological diversity is a vital part of our compact with each other and the planet that nurtures us.
CONTEST: UNDP and Yes Foundation Announce Film Grant on the SDGsMay 11, 2016UNDP is excited to partner with Yes Foundation to launch the ‘Yes Foundation Social Film Grant’, which aims to award film production funds to emerging filmmakers to produce minute-long public service films on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNDP: Fastest Population Shift in History Means Make or Break for Asia-PacificApr 26, 2016Long-term planning now can bring unprecedented growth and tackle poverty, conflict and migration
Helen Clark: Keynote Speech at the Publish What You Fund Aid Transparency Index LaunchApr 13, 2016UNDP Administrator Helen Clark delivered the keynote address at the Publish What You Fund Aid Transparency Index launch.
UNDP to Launch Report on People-Centered Development in Asia-PacificApr 13, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that it will launch its new human development report “Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development,” on April 26 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
UNDP Tops Global Index for International Aid Transparency for Second Consecutive YearApr 12, 2016UNDP remains the most transparent aid organisation in the world, according to a leading global ranking released today.
Corruption remains a major stumbling block for justice sector reforms: UNDPApr 8, 2016Corrupt judicial systems undermine reforms and are a major impediment to ensuring access to justice and human rights for ordinary citizens across the world, says a new report published by the United Nations Development Programme and U4 Anti-corruption Resource Centre on Friday.
Deutsche Post DHL Group and UNDP bring Disaster Preparedness Expertise to Chennai International AirportApr 5, 2016Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today began its four-day “Get Airports Ready for Disaster” (GARD) workshop with Chennai International Airport to help enhance its function as an aid and relief hub during natural disasters.
Career Guidance Counselling Centres launched in Delhi-NCR to improve employment opportunities for young womenMar 14, 2016Career guidance counselling centres set up in Delhi-NCR will provide dedicated career services to young women seeking employment in the region. The Counselling Centres, a first of its kind for women, builds on the findings of a UNDP commissioned study which revealed that almost 80 percent of young women in Delhi did not have access to accurate and timely information on educational and job opportunities.
Secretary-General's Message on International Women's DayMar 8, 2016On International Women’s Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges governments, civil society and the private sector to devote solid funding, courageous advocacy and unbending political will to achieving gender equality around the world.
UNDP at 50: An Investment in UN’s Key Role in DevelopmentFeb 24, 2016As it marks 50 years at the frontlines of international development, UNDP should be seen as an investment in the UN’s critical role in helping to build a world free of poverty and inequality.
Government of Maharashtra and the United Nations Development Programme Strengthen Partnership on DevelopmentFeb 17, 2016Shri Devendra Fadvanis, Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra met with Jaco Cilliers, Country Director, UNDP in Mumbai today. The two discussed ways to deepen collaboration on key development issues facing the state. The collaboration will focus on bridging the information gap amongst women and girls on skill development, creating employment and entrepreneurship opportunities; enhancing the role of the private sector in skill development and employment; promoting women’s entrepreneuship in key areas such as small retail; and supporting community-managed resource centres for women.
Haoliang Xu: “The 2030 Agenda Implementation in Asia and the Pacific”Feb 3, 2016Remarks prepared for an event at Georgetown University on February 3, 2016 in Washington DC.
Applications for UNV Global Presentation Competition “Youth Change the World – Volunteering for the SDGs”Jan 8, 2016UNV India is hosting the Indian iteration of the Global Presentation Competition “Youth Change the World – Volunteering for the SDGs” in cooperation with multiple UNV offices including Ghana, Fiji, Uganda and more in the world.
“Address Challenges and Seize Opportunities of the New World of Work,” UNDP UrgesDec 14, 2015With 2 billion people lifted out of low human development in the last 25 years, the 2015 Human Development Report calls for a greater focus on work to galvanize progress. The Report identifies jobs in clean energy as a key opportunity for India, and alerts that progress on human development can be fastened by improving equitable access to finance and technology for women and youth