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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.
15 Apr 2014
The United Nations Development Programme has hailed today’s landmark Supreme Court judgement as an important step in ending discrimination against the community. With this judgement, the Court has recognized and re-affirmed an individual’s right to choose their identity as male, female or third gender.
07 Apr 2014
Every year more than one million people die from diseases carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks and other insects, such as triatomine bugs. These vector-borne diseases cause chronic illness and immense suffering for hundreds of millions. On World Health Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges all nations to make vector control a priority
22 Mar 2014
On the World Water Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges all nations to develop the policies needed to ensure that sustainable water and energy are secured for the many and not just the few.
21 Mar 2014
On International Day for Forests, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges nations to acknowledge the vital role of forests and pledge to work together to protect and sustainably manage these vital ecosystems.
21 Mar 2014
On International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on all people, especially political, civic and religious leaders, to strongly condemn messages and ideas based on racism, racial superiority or hatred as well as those that incite racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.
14 Mar 2014
A new report titled Mainstreaming of Resource Convergence in Policymaking, Programme Design and Execution authored by Dr. Aruna Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development Madhya Pradesh, illustrates how convergence across sectors can be used to enhance qualitative and sustainable outcomes for development.
08 Mar 2014
This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality.
08 Mar 2014
On International Women’s Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to work for women’s rights, empowerment and gender equality to eliminate poverty and promote sustainable development
01 Mar 2014
UN Public Lecture: Dr. Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University calls on India to ratify the ILO Domestic Workers Convention No. 189 that guarantees the fundamental rights of domestic workers to decent and secure work.
20 Feb 2014
The World Day of Social Justice is observed to highlight the power of global solidarity to advance opportunity for all. On this day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges countries across the world to make social justice central to achieving equitable and sustainable growth for all.
29 Jan 2014
A sustained reduction in inequality requires a shift to more inclusive growth patterns – supported by redistributive polices and changes in social norms – says a report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.
22 Jan 2014
UN Opens Global Call for Nominations to Identify Local Sustainable Development Solutions that can Change the World
A United Nations-led partnership that “shines a spotlight” on local sustainable development innovations today launched its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2014.
21 Jan 2014
Despite evidence that inequality prevents countries from developing in a wide number of areas, little progress has been made combatting it, said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today at the London School of Economics where she was giving a lecture at the International Growth Centre.
19 Dec 2013
The Corporate Social Responsibility Policy outlined in the Companies Act 2013 offers enormous potential for businesses in India to accelerate action towards the most pressing MDGs
The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy in the Companies Act 2013 can enable the corporate sector to accelerate action towards achieving the MDGs on hunger, health and sustainability. This was the key message emerging from the UN Corporate MDG Conclave held in New Delhi today.
12 Dec 2013
"Criminalising private, consensual same-sex sexual conduct violates the rights to privacy and to non-discrimination enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which India has ratified, according to High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.
12 Dec 2013
UNAIDS expresses its deep concern that, through its recent decision on the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court of India has re-criminalized adult consensual same sex sexual conduct
10 Dec 2013
On Human Rights Day, Ban Ki-moon calls on States to fulfil the promises they made at the Vienna Conference.
05 Dec 2013
Nelson Mandela was a singular figure on the global stage -- a man of quiet dignity and towering achievement, a giant for justice and a down-to-earth human inspiration.
05 Dec 2013
It was with great personal sadness that I learned of the passing of Nelson Mandela today.