Women Still Earn 24 Percent Less Than Men, 20 Years OnMay 6, 2015UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark called 2015 a “new opportunity” to achieve gender equality as she kicked off a three-day global meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of the landmark conference on women that enshrined the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Nepal: A Lesson in the Risks Climate Change Poses to Disaster-prone CountriesApr 30, 2015As relief assistance rushes to Nepal after the earthquake, those efforts are being hampered by a number of factors. Weak existing infrastructure means many critical roads have been damaged. Remote mountain villages perched on hillsides require helicopters to distribute aid. Inadequate communications networks complicate the ability to understand and prioritise where relief is most needed.
The UN and the Government of Nepal launch an appeal for US$415 million to provide relief in NepalApr 30, 2015Weak existing infrastructure means many critical roads have been damaged. Remote mountain villages perched on hillsides require helicopters to distribute aid. Inadequate communications networks complicate the ability to understand and prioritise where relief is most needed.
Nepal: Why we must work together to reduce the risk of disasters in vulnerable countriesApr 29, 2015Nepal’s Kathmandu valley has all of the factors that keep development experts up at night: a dense population, weak infrastructure, seismic activity, and hard to reach populations.
Lessons from Nepal's Earthquake TragedyApr 27, 2015The numbers of those who have perished are still rising following Saturday's massive earthquake in Nepal. The quake -- the country's largest in 80 years -- hit a notoriously vulnerable area.
UNDP Supports Nepal in Recovery Efforts in Wake of Devastating EarthquakeApr 26, 2015Even as the UN Development Programme strives to support the Government of Nepal in assessing and responding to the damage caused by the earthquake, there is no question about the widespread loss of life and damage to infrastructure across the country
UNDP and Exim Bank Sign Agreement to Cooperate on Promoting Development through International TradeApr 15, 2015UNDP and Exim Bank India sign a Statement of Intent to cooperate on development through international trade
Urgent Need to Manage Water More Sustainably, Says UN ReportMar 20, 2015The planet is facing a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource. This is the unavoidable conclusion reached in the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report, “Water for a Sustainable World”, launched on 20 March in New Delhi (India), in time for World Water Day (22 March).
The Water Man of India Wins 2015 Stockholm Water PrizeMar 20, 2015The planet is facing a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource. This is the unavoidable conclusion reached in the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report, “Water for a Sustainable World”, launched on 20 March in New Delhi (India), in time for World Water Day (22 March).
Helen Clark: Speech at the Opening of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women Mar 9, 2015Gender equality and women’s empowerment will be crucial to achieving the post-2015 sustainable development agenda and its goals, says UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark at the Opening of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women
6 Journalists Awarded Media Fellowships on Decentralized PlanningFeb 19, 2015Mukesh Kumar Kejariwal and Harikishan Sharma of Dainik Jagran; Pavithra S Rangan of Outlook magazine; Sandip Das of The Financial Express; Rakhi Ghosh, a freelance journalist and Atul Kumar Singh of Hindustan have been awarded the Government of India and UNDP Media Fellowships on Decentralized Planning-2015. The media Fellowship is awarded annually for journalists to work in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.
Helen Clark: Speech at the Launch of the Tsunami Global Lessons Learned Project Disaster Recovery ToolkitFeb 9, 2015At the launch of a Disaster Recovery Toolkit, UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark on lessons which can be gathered and applied to help improve our ability to mitigate, prepare and respond more effectively to future disasters
Secretary-General's Remarks to the Fifteenth Delhi Sustainable Development SummitFeb 5, 2015Addressing the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2015 via videoconference, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for countries to take a low-carbon approach to development in the coming years.
2015 a ‘Once in a Generation Opportunity’ for Sustainable DevelopmentJan 26, 2015The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said today that while there is tremendous volatility and turmoil around the world, this year presented a unique opportunity to eradicate poverty and agree on a path for sustainable development.
Year of Tough Choices for World Leaders, says UN Development ChiefJan 22, 2015“World leaders have a big opportunity this year to shift the world onto a path of inclusive, sustainable, and resilient development," Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP said at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Helen Clark: Speech on “How Can We Prevent Rising Income Inequality from Weakening Our Societies?” Jan 22, 2015UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark on how high levels of inequalities hamper economic growth, hinder efforts to reduce poverty and undermine social cohesion, and why addressing inequality is imperative to deliver the post-2015 development agenda
Thousands of Volunteers Clean Up the Yamuna RiverDec 15, 2014Over 3,000 volunteers included members of the National Service Scheme ,Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, students, artists, working professionals, entrepreneurs, policy makers, activists, home makers, media representatives, athletes and retired people, who participated to make change happen and pledge their support to clean Yamuna.
UN Secretary-General’s Message on World AIDS DayDec 1, 2014The UN Secretary General highlights the progress made and says that a Fast Track approach is required to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
Helen Clark: Message on World AIDS DayDec 1, 2014As the post-2015 sustainable development goals take shape, the world has a clear choice: if we keep things as they are, HIV will continue to outrun the response, and we will not end AIDS as public health threat by 2030. If, however, defeating HIV remains a top priority and there is a rapid scale-up of evidence and right- based HIV responses, which leave no one behind and contribute to eradicating poverty, reducing exclusion and inequality, we can reach our goal for 2030