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31 Mar 2009
New York - The current global economic crisis, which began with the severe strains on the financial and banking system in parts of the developed world, now risks triggering a human development catastrophe in the world’s poorest countries. As the leaders of the richest nations set off to London for the G-20 summit this Thursday, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) warns that those most vulnerable to the crisis are living outside the spotlight and their predicament should be addressed at the table.
03 Mar 2009
On 8 March, International Women’s Day, United Nations Calls for Increased Action to End Violence Against Women
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, which is observed annually on 8 March, is “Women and Men United to End Violence Against Women and Girls.” The theme ties in with the Secretary-General’s wider campaign “UNiTE to End Violence Against Women,” which he launched in 2008, to run through 2015, the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
26 Feb 2009
Bhubaneswar - Development professionals, grassroots activists, academicians, government officials and policymakers from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal will come together at a Regional Gender Workshop in Bhubaneswar on 27 and 28 February 2009. The Workshop has been organised by the United Nations, under the Solution Exchange (SE) initiative for the Gender Community. The members of this electronic network will help to strengthen knowledge across sectors so that they together can solve problems and effectively implement policies, projects and programmes on gender.
03 Feb 2009
Urban India has a high incidence of poverty despite being hailed as an engine of growth and instrument of globalization. Eighty-one million people subsist in urban areas on incomes that are below the poverty line. The pace of urbanization in India is set to increase, and with it, urban poverty and urban slums. However, public policy measures for urban India have lacked focus and proper allocation of funds. There is thus an urgent need at the national level to document the key issues in urban poverty, to assess the tasks at hand, and plan for the future.
03 Feb 2009
New Delhi - The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched India’s first-of-its-kind report on the nature and dynamics of urban poverty in the country, at an event in this capital city, today.
18 Nov 2008
New Delhi - Arbind Singh, Executive Director, Nidan, was today announced as the winner of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2008 in India. Montek S. Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, India, conferred the award on Arbind Singh at the World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit. In India, the Social Entrepreneur Year of the Award is an initiative of The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation and The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in collaboration with the UNDP.
18 Nov 2008
E-krishi Project has the potential to change the State's agriculture scenario A major technology-driven intervention has been on in the farm sector over the last two years under the aegis of the Kerala State IT Mission to map farmers located in far-off corners of the State and to provide them with crucial production and marketing linkages.
08 Oct 2008
New Delhi - Today, at United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction, the Government of India and the United Nations Development Programme India publishes new guidelines to improve disaster risk management in hosptials and health facilities. One is “Guidelines for Hospital Emergency Preparedness Planning” and the second is “Guidelines for Seismic Safety of Non Structural Elements and Contents in Hospital Buildings”. The publications also pick up the theme of the 2008/2009 United Nations World Disaster Reduction Campaign: Reduce risk, protect Health facilities, save lives”.
08 Aug 2008
New Delhi/Mexico City - Recognizing the critical role that local organizations play in the response to HIV, five community organizations from India, Ghana, Iran, Malawi and Mexico were presented with Red Ribbon Awards at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2008) last night.
12 Jun 2008
Jakarta - Cleaning up the police, health, education and environment sectors should be a top political priority in the Asia-Pacific region, in order to loosen the stranglehold of corruption on the lives of the poor, according to a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report released here today.
08 May 2008
At least 22,980 people were killed and more than 42,000 are still missing after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar on 2-3 May, according to State authorities. Sweeping through the country’s largest city, Yangon, and the Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) Delta region, the cyclone has left hundreds of thousands of people homeless and in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Both areas remain official disaster zones.
06 May 2008
At the Business Call to Action event in London, SABMiller, one of the world’s leading brewers, announces that it will double the amount of barley it sources from local farmers in Rajasthan from 7090 mega tonnes to an expected 15000 mega tonnes.
21 Apr 2008
The first Arunachal Human Development Report highlights the need to boost income opportunities and local livelihoods by promoting eco-tourism and establishment of small-scale industries based on bamboo and other minor forest produce.
18 Dec 2007
New Delhi - A two-day national roundtable on Access to Justice brought together a range of professionals and experts to discuss reforms required to improve legal aid services for the poor and strengthen the criminal justice system.
03 Dec 2007
New Delhi - "Not just governments, but individuals too will have to look for appropriate solutions to confront the global challenge of climate change," said Vice-President of India, Mr. Hamid Ansari at the South Asia round of Dr Mahbub ul Haq Memorial Inter-School Debate competition.
18 Oct 2007
A new web portal http://www.skillindia.com/ launched by UNDP in partnership with the Government of India offers information on vocational courses, trades, and employment for young people in the informal employment sector, trainers, and employers.
06 Jun 2007
New Delhi - Microinsurance offers an innovative new way to combat poverty by helping the rural poor systematically manage financial risks to their livelihoods and lives. Microinsurance represents an untapped market of nearly US$2 billion in India alone, according to a new study released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
30 Apr 2007
New Delhi - Jan Rapat, the State Human Development Report of Chhattisgarh has been given one of the five 2007 Human Development Awards. The UNDP Human Development Awards are a biennial opportunity to publicly recognize contributions of national and regional Human Development Reports to informing and influencing development policy and practice.
09 Nov 2006
New Delhi - According to the UNDP-commissioned Human Development Report 2006, India is on its way to achieving the Millennium Development Goal on water, having made progress on enabling access to water to its rural and urban population. It also says that access to sanitation is lagging and there is need to accelerate progress.
20 Jul 2006
New Delhi - A study, undertaken by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and supported by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and UNDP finds that children from HIV households not only have a lower rate of enrolment than those from non-HIV households, but the drop-out rates are also higher and school attendance lower for those who have not dropped out.