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.
World AIDS Day 2016: Message of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Dec 1, 2016
Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride. But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
The Secretary-General’s Remarks at Event Marking the International Day to End Violence against Women and Girls: “Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence Against Women”
Nov 21, 2016
This is truly a matter of life and death. In some countries, as many as 70 per cent of women report having experienced physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner. In some countries, intimate partner violence accounts for between 40 and 70 per cent of female murder victims.
UN Secretary-General’s Message on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct 17, 2016
On this International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, let us listen to and heed the voices of people living in poverty. Let us commit to respect and defend the human rights of all people and end the humiliation and social exclusion that people living in poverty face every day by promoting their involvement in global efforts to end extreme poverty once and for all.
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.
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.
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.
Secretary-General's Message on International Youth Day
Aug 12, 2016
When 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.
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.
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, 2016
On 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.