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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.
29 Jun 2006
New Delhi - According to a new report released by UNDP, while free trade in South Asia has brought widely expanded new opportunities to sell services across frontiers, it has also undermined food production and left the sub-region behind in high-tech manufacturing.
29 Jun 2006
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Developing countries of Asia and the Pacific need bold new domestic policies in order to benefit from free trade, and the industrialized economies should back fairer trade rules giving poorer nations the chance to compete in the global marketplace, says a report on regional trade challenges released by the United Nations Development Programme.
07 Sep 2005
New Delhi - Human Development Report 2005 says that economic take-off in India has created the potential for accelerated poverty reduction. India, according to the report, must now show the same level of dynamism and innovation in tackling basic health and education inequalities as it has displayed in global technology markets to rapidly get on track for achieving the Millennium Development Goals targets.
04 Aug 2005
To facilitate a rehabilitation process that reduces peoples' vulnerability and increases their resilience to deal with future hazards, a Tamil Nadu Tsunami Resource Centre, supported by the Government of Tamil Nadu, the UN System and several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) was established in Chennai in the aftermath of tsunami.
24 Mar 2005
Bhubaneswar - Orissa’s Human Development Report, supported by the Planning Commission and UNDP highlights that poverty in Orissa is overwhelmingly a rural phenomenon with significant regional differences within the state. The report analyzes the state’s attainments vis-à-vis three basic parameters that define human development– livelihood, health and education.
31 Jan 2005
Kohima - The Nagaland State Human Development Report (NSHDR) 2004, supported by the Planning Commission, Government of Nagaland and UNDP presents a comprehensive picture on the human development attainments in the State. It presents the government’s vision for the future that builds on the tremendous social capital in the State, which has enabled the State to have a high Human Development Index (HDI) value of .623 – higher than the national average which stood at .381 as per the 1991 data.