Message of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenNov 25, 2015On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to join forces to end violence against women and girls; promote full gender equality; and realize a world where women and girls enjoy the safety they deserve -- for their sake and for all of humanity.
Inclusive Media – UNDP Fellowships 2015 AnnouncedNov 24, 2015Seven journalists from English and Hindi media from Delhi, Chandigarh, Jharkhand, Haryana, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh have been selected for the prestigious Inclusive Media-UNDP Fellowships 2015. The fellows will take time off from routine journalism to spend time with rural/ marginalized communities to highlight their anxieties and concerns that require wider coverage and public attention. The fellowships cover costs of news gathering, logistics and incidental expenses up to Rs 150,000.
Eco-Friendly Bio-toilets Improving Health and Dignity for India’s Poor PeopleOct 20, 2015Banka BioLoo, an Indian company that provides innovative solutions for human waste treatment, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) in distributing environmentally-friendly toilets to low-income families across India. Banka BioLoo’s plans to install 300,000 innovative sanitation systems, or bioloos, across the country by 2020. Bioloos will also be installed in 3,000 schools, reaching an additional 120,000 girls. The company estimates that 94,000 temporary jobs will be created as a result of this expansion.
Helen Clark: Message on the International Day for the Eradication of PovertyOct 17, 2015This year, the theme for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, “Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination”, celebrates the solidarity and the optimistic spirit of this new development agenda.
IKEA Foundation Commits EUR 16 Million for Programme to Improve the Lives of One Million Underprivileged Women and Girls in IndiaOct 12, 2015To celebrate the Day of the Girl Child, IKEA Foundation announced a new partnership that aims to provide employment and entrepreneurship opportunities to one million underprivileged women across India. The unique three-year programme will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Xyntéo and the India Development Foundation (IDF). The programme is approved by India’s Ministry of Finance.
Haoliang Xu: The Future of Development Cooperation in Asia and the PacificOct 5, 2015This event takes place at an important time. As you all know, development cooperation has been the focus of considerable attention in recent weeks in New York and across the world, as we adopt the called “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” In my presentation this afternoon, I will touch upon three issues: • Key development challenges in Asia and the Pacific • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development • Implementation of the 2030 Agenda and UNDP’s role in Asia and the Pacific
Technology will be a Key Enabler of the New Global Sustainable Development AgendaSep 28, 2015A host of policymakers, celebrities and innovators, gathered in New Delhi at the India Social Good Summit 2015 to discuss the role of technology in social good initiatives.
Helen Clark's Statement on the Adoption of the Sustainable Development GoalsSep 25, 2015United Nations - New York, USA
Helen Clark’s Statement on International Day of DemocracySep 15, 2015On the International Day of Democracy, UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark reaffirms UNDP’s commitment to supporting free and vibrant civic spaces which enable civil society actors, including always women and youth to contribute effectively to the building of more peaceful, just, and inclusive societies.
Private Sector Investment Crucial to Building Resilient Future for Asia PacificAug 24, 2015“India has come a long way since the adoption of the Hyogo Protocol in 2005 to institutionalize disaster risk reduction, but even today enormous challenges remain”, said Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India
Mr. Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India Assumes OfficeJul 31, 2015Mr. Yuri Afanasiev, presented his credentials to the Honourable Minister of State for External Affairs, Gen. (Dr.) V.K. Singh (Retd.) today and assumed charge as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India.
Key Stakeholders in India Discuss the Role of Private Sector in Skills Development for Fostering Inclusive MarketsJul 29, 2015UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) and UNDP India co-hosted the workshop entitled "Skills for Inclusive Markets in India: Leveraging the Role of the Private Sector" in partnership with FICCI and Government of India Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in New Delhi. The workshop highlighted the private sector's current and potential contributions to inclusive growth and human development through skilling, as well as the prominent business models and existing approaches in India.
Helen Clark: Speech at UNESCAP Side-event at Financing for Development Conference on: "Financing for transformation: from agenda to action on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific”Jul 13, 2015As the Asia-Pacific region continues to be a growth engine for the global economy, UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark lists four points on financing for its development
Women Still Earn 24 Percent Less Than Men, 20 Years OnMay 6, 2015UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark called 2015 a “new opportunity” to achieve gender equality as she kicked off a three-day global meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of the landmark conference on women that enshrined the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Nepal: A Lesson in the Risks Climate Change Poses to Disaster-prone CountriesApr 30, 2015As relief assistance rushes to Nepal after the earthquake, those efforts are being hampered by a number of factors. Weak existing infrastructure means many critical roads have been damaged. Remote mountain villages perched on hillsides require helicopters to distribute aid. Inadequate communications networks complicate the ability to understand and prioritise where relief is most needed.
The UN and the Government of Nepal launch an appeal for US$415 million to provide relief in NepalApr 30, 2015Weak existing infrastructure means many critical roads have been damaged. Remote mountain villages perched on hillsides require helicopters to distribute aid. Inadequate communications networks complicate the ability to understand and prioritise where relief is most needed.
Nepal: Why we must work together to reduce the risk of disasters in vulnerable countriesApr 29, 2015Nepal’s Kathmandu valley has all of the factors that keep development experts up at night: a dense population, weak infrastructure, seismic activity, and hard to reach populations.
Lessons from Nepal's Earthquake TragedyApr 27, 2015The numbers of those who have perished are still rising following Saturday's massive earthquake in Nepal. The quake -- the country's largest in 80 years -- hit a notoriously vulnerable area.
UNDP Supports Nepal in Recovery Efforts in Wake of Devastating EarthquakeApr 26, 2015Even as the UN Development Programme strives to support the Government of Nepal in assessing and responding to the damage caused by the earthquake, there is no question about the widespread loss of life and damage to infrastructure across the country