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  • 15 Apr 2015
    UNDP and Exim Bank Sign Agreement to Cooperate on Promoting Development through International Trade

    UNDP and Exim Bank India sign a Statement of Intent to cooperate on development through international trade

  • 01 Apr 2015
    Call for Applications: 2015 Human Development Fellowships

    The International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) is pleased to announce a call for applications for its annual fellowship programme on human development. These Fellowships encourage mid-career and young professionals (academics, researchers, civil servants, and development practitioners) to analyze different dimensions of human development to inform policy in developing countries. In doing so, the Fellowships aim to strengthen South South learning and experience sharing on human development practice and policy.

  • 22 Mar 2015
    UN Secretary-General Message on World Water Day

    To address the many challenges related to water, we must work in a spirit of urgent cooperation, open to new ideas and innovation, and prepared to share the solutions that we all need for a sustainable future. If we do so, we can end poverty, promote global prosperity and well-being, protect the environment and withstand the threat of climate change.

  • 20 Mar 2015
    The Water Man of India Wins 2015 Stockholm Water Prize

    The planet is facing a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource. This is the unavoidable conclusion reached in the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report, “Water for a Sustainable World”, launched on 20 March in New Delhi (India), in time for World Water Day (22 March).

  • 20 Mar 2015
    Urgent Need to Manage Water More Sustainably, Says UN Report

    The planet is facing a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource. This is the unavoidable conclusion reached in the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report, “Water for a Sustainable World”, launched on 20 March in New Delhi (India), in time for World Water Day (22 March).

  • 09 Mar 2015
    Helen Clark: Speech at the Opening of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women

    Gender equality and women’s empowerment will be crucial to achieving the post-2015 sustainable development agenda and its goals, says UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark at the Opening of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women

  • 08 Mar 2015
    Helen Clark: Statement on International Women's Day

    On International Women’s Day, UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark urges all to realize a world in which every woman and girl has the opportunity to fulfill her potential and enjoy equal rights and status.

  • 08 Mar 2015
    UN Secretary-General Message on International Women’s Day

    "When we unleash the power of women, we can secure the future for all," says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on International Women’s Day 2015.

  • 19 Feb 2015
    6 Journalists Bag Government of India-UNDP Media Fellowships on Decentralized Planning-2015

    Mukesh Kumar Kejariwal and Harikishan Sharma of Dainik Jagran; Pavithra S Rangan of Outlook magazine; Sandip Das of The Financial Express; Rakhi Ghosh, a freelance journalist and Atul Kumar Singh of Hindustan have been awarded the Government of India and UNDP Media Fellowships on Decentralized Planning-2015. The media Fellowship is awarded annually for journalists to work in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.

  • 09 Feb 2015
    Helen Clark: Speech at the Launch of the Tsunami Global Lessons Learned Project Disaster Recovery Toolkit

    At the launch of a Disaster Recovery Toolkit, UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark on lessons which can be gathered and applied to help improve our ability to mitigate, prepare and respond more effectively to future disasters

  • 05 Feb 2015
    Secretary-General's Remarks to the Fifteenth Delhi Sustainable Development Summit [Delivered by Videolink]

    Addressing the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2015 via videoconference, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for countries to take a low-carbon approach to development in the coming years.

  • 27 Jan 2015
    Tribute to Cartoonist RK Laxman: Human Development through the Eyes of the Common Man

    R K Laxman, the genius chronicler of India's political and social life and creator of the Common Man, had exclusively sketched cartoons for UNDP’s Human Development Calendar in 2007. Laxman, recipient of numerous awards, among them the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Magsaysay Award, passed away on the evening of 26 January 2015. He was 93.

  • 26 Jan 2015
    2015 a ‘Once in a Generation Opportunity’ for Sustainable Development

    The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said today that while there is tremendous volatility and turmoil around the world, this year presented a unique opportunity to eradicate poverty and agree on a path for sustainable development.

  • 22 Jan 2015
    Helen Clark: Speech on Year of Tough Choices for World Leaders

    “World leaders have a big opportunity this year to shift the world onto a path of inclusive, sustainable, and resilient development," Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP said at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • 22 Jan 2015
    Helen Clark: Speech on “How Can We Prevent Rising Income Inequality from Weakening Our Societies?”

    UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark on how high levels of inequalities hamper economic growth, hinder efforts to reduce poverty and undermine social cohesion, and why addressing inequality is imperative to deliver the post-2015 development agenda

  • 15 Dec 2014
    Thousands of Volunteers Clean Up the Yamuna River

    Over 3,000 volunteers included members of the National Service Scheme ,Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, students, artists, working professionals, entrepreneurs, policy makers, activists, home makers, media representatives, athletes and retired people, who participated to make change happen and pledge their support to clean Yamuna.

  • 05 Dec 2014
    UN Secretary-General’s Message on International Volunteer Day (IVD)

    “Let us be inspired by the many individuals who selflessly serve others, and let us resolve to do our part to contribute, freely and proactively, to change conditions now towards a better future for all,” says UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on the International Volunteer Day 2014

  • 05 Dec 2014
    Helen Clark: Statement on International Volunteer Day (IVD)

    On International Volunteer Day 2014, UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark encourages everyone to participate in volunteer action, if and where they can, no matter how small, in order to make the world a better place for all

  • 01 Dec 2014
    UN Secretary-General’s Message on World AIDS Day

    The UN Secretary General highlights the progress made and says that a Fast Track approach is required to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Helen Clark: Message on World AIDS Day

    As the post-2015 sustainable development goals take shape, the world has a clear choice: if we keep things as they are, HIV will continue to outrun the response, and we will not end AIDS as public health threat by 2030. If, however, defeating HIV remains a top priority and there is a rapid scale-up of evidence and right- based HIV responses, which leave no one behind and contribute to eradicating poverty, reducing exclusion and inequality, we can reach our goal for 2030

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