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25 Nov 2014
UN Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
“If we stand together in homes, communities, countries and internationally, we can challenge discrimination and impunity, and put a stop to the mind sets and customs that encourage, ignore or tolerate the global disgrace of violence against women and girls,” says UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
12 Nov 2014
The Government of India has re-affirmed its commitment to development cooperation by pledging over US$ 9 million to UN development activities in 2015. India was among the 26 countries that have pledged USD 560 million in support of UN development activities for the next year.
07 Nov 2014
SAARC Statisticians Call for an Increased Investment in National Statistical Systems for Better Human Development in the Region
An Outcome Statement released by statisticians from SAARC countries at the closing of the International Centre for Human Development's Study Week urges member states to increase investment in improving capacities of national statistical systems to better collect and analyze data on human development in these countries, which account for 23 percent of the world’s population. Such an investment will allow for a comparative monitoring of human development progress to help governments track progress, ensure effective monitoring and evaluation, and promote evidence-based decision making.
30 Oct 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) kicked off today a two-day interactive conference on innovative thinking. Its objective is to explore how innovation can help address development challenges in Asia and the Pacific, such as poverty, corruption, gender inequality, and environmental degradation.
24 Oct 2014
On United Nations Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to reaffirm commitment towards empowering the marginalized and vulnerable.
17 Oct 2014
On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to act decisively together to eradicate poverty and build a sustainable, peaceful, prosperous and equitable future for all.
17 Oct 2014
Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
The theme for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 'Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty’ recognizes that social justice and equity are critical to eradicating extreme poverty. It focuses our attention on factors like gender, ethnicity, age, and geography, which may be influencing the distribution of progress.
13 Oct 2014
On the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to recognize the role of older men and women in fostering resilience.
07 Oct 2014
“We need to focus on maximizing and simplifying governance”, said Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office. Dr. Singh was inaugurating the International Symposium on Excellence in Public Service and Public Administration that began in New Delhi today.
26 Sep 2014
“Education is probably the single most important function of human civilisation, not merely the formal education system but the broader question of educating human beings around the world. Recent breakthroughs in communication technology have given us immense possibilities in this regard,” says Dr. Karan Singh, Member of India’s Upper House of Parliament Rajya Sabha.
21 Sep 2014
“Social media is changing the way we live and relate to each other” said noted filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. The challenge in his view, was “how to ensure those ideas are positive and for the good?” Mr. Kapur was speaking at the Social Good Summit 2014, ‘Technology for Social Good’ organized by the United Nations Development Programme in India.
16 Sep 2014
On the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to take inspiration from the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and apply its lesson to the urgent task of addressing the climate challenge. The Montreal Protocol has shown that decisive action by the international community, including the private sector, can achieve transformative results for the common good.
15 Sep 2014
On the International Day of Democracy, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on young people everywhere to lead a major push for inclusive democracy around the world.
12 Sep 2014
On this United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to reaffirm our commitment to pioneering South-South approaches that will ensure shared prosperity, sustainable development and a life of dignity for all.
03 Sep 2014
Six journalists from Assam, Jharkhand, Punjab and Odisha, are recipients of the 2014 Inclusive Media-UNDP Fellowships. The Fellowships seek to draw attention to rural distress and other development challenges through providing a voice to marginalized communities and groups. In doing so, the Fellowships aim to increase space in mainstream media for reporting on these issues.
18 Aug 2014
UN Secretary-General’s Message on the 500-Day Mark to the Conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals - “500 Days Of Action To Build A Better World”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked 500 days of action until the deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals, known worldwide as the “MDGs.” He detailed four areas where governments can help fuel progress, including in backing social programmes despite budget cuts, and deepening cooperation with civil society, the private sector and other networks. Strategic investments in health, education, energy and sanitation are also key investment in areas that empower women and girls.
12 Aug 2014
Wide-ranging efforts at all levels are needed to raise awareness about the importance of investing in and supporting young people with mental health conditions. Increased education is crucial in reducing stigma and in changing how we talk about and perceive mental health. On International Youth Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to enable youth with mental health conditions to realize their full potential.
09 Aug 2014
On the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges all partners to join the United Nations in promoting and protecting their rights which are essential for our common future.
24 Jul 2014
Staggering rates of poverty and high inequality threaten the gains in human development in South Asia. To protect these gains and ensure that all people are benefiting from the region’s growth, UNDP’s annual Human Development Report, released today in Tokyo, shows that the combination of social protection floors, universal basic services, full employment and programmes that specifically address discrimination and inclusion can help countries to irreversibly eradicate poverty.
28 Jun 2014
“While India has made major progress in the supply of electricity and modern forms of energy, a large part of the population still lives in a state of energy deprivation,” said Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Director-General, The Energy and -Resources Institute (TERI) and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).