Ashok Amritraj Appointed UN in India Goodwill Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals
Jan 27, 2017
Award-winning Hollywood film producer and Wimbledon tennis player, Ashok Amritraj has been appointed the United Nations in India Goodwill Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Chairman and CEO of the Hyde Park Entertainment Group, Mr. Amritraj is the first Ambassador for the UN in India.
SDG Philanthropy Platform Launched in India Aims to Catalyze Partnerships for the Goals
Jan 24, 2017
The SDG Philanthropy Platform in India launched today at a high level meet of corporate stalwarts in India’s financial hub of Mumbai, aims to deepen partnerships to achieve the SDGs. India becomes the seventh country to launch the Platform, joining Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Indonesia, United States and Zambia.
Assam State Human Development Report 2014 Shows Steady Progress on Human Development
Oct 3, 2016
The Government of Assam today released the Assam Human Development Report 2014 Managing Diversities, Achieving Human Development. The Report presents a comprehensive overview of human development in the state. The most distinguishing feature of the Report is going beyond the usual way of looking at district level aggregate scenarios of human development and bringing in the myriad diversities of the state, even within the districts, in to perspective while analysing varying degrees of human development outcomes.
Strengthening Public Service Delivery: Assam Innovation Lab Supported by UNDP
Oct 3, 2016
The Government of Assam, in partnership with UNDP, will set up an Innovation Lab, which aims to design and deliver an innovation service model to support Assam. It also aims to develop capacity to internalize innovation, co-design and develop the next generation public services by prototyping new ideas, and scale solutions that address Assam’s development priorities.
Ahead of India’s Ratification of Paris Agreement, Deliberation Examines State Strategies for Climate Actions
Sep 27, 2016
As India would shortly ratify the Paris Agreement, a deliberation in New Delhi organized by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change focused on supporting state governments across the country in adopting climate change measures in key priority areas of water, forestry, disaster management and energy.
UNDP and Global Initiatives to co-organise Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development 2016
Jul 18, 2016
We are delighted to announce that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be working together with Global Initiatives, as co-organisers for the 5th annual Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, held once again at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 22 - 24 November 2016.
Showcasing Global Best Practices in Citizen Centric Governance at 2nd National Symposium on Excellence in Training (NSET)
May 27, 2016
Department 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 Announced
May 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.
CONTEST: UNDP and Yes Foundation Announce Film Grant on the SDGs
May 11, 2016
UNDP 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-Pacific
Apr 26, 2016
Long-term planning now can bring unprecedented growth and tackle poverty, conflict and migration