2014

Historic Judgment

15 April 2014
Historic Judgment
Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative congratulates the country for the landmark Supreme Court judgment recognizing the rights of the transgender community to choose their identity. 

Towards Recognizing the Rights of All Individuals

15 April 2014
Towards Recognizing the Rights of All Individuals
Laxmi Tripathi , Director, Astitva on having the power to choose one’s gender identity



Hailing the Landmark Supreme Court Judgment on the Rights of Transgender to Choose Their Identity

15 April 2014
Hailing the Landmark Supreme Court Judgment on the Rights of Transgender to Choose Their Identity

Laya Vasudevan , Director, Article 39, Centre for Legal Aid and Rights on what the landmark decision today means for the transgender community


Social Good and India

09 April 2014
Social Good and India
In an interview at the India+SocialGood Summit in Mumbai, Lise Grande, UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator discusses India’s progress in achieving the MDGs; outlines key challenges of inequality, poverty reduction and climate change; and says social media helps link people with solutions to institutions that can bring these solutions to scale.

India+SocialGood: Involving Everyone in the Big Discussions of the Day

09 April 2014
India+SocialGood: Involving Everyone in the Big Discussions of the Day

Speaking at the India+SocialGood Summit in Mumbai, Lise Grande, UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator said that social media helps link people with solutions to institutions that can bring these solutions to scale. 

Changing Tides

February 2014
Changing Tides
The video shows how a UNDP project in partnership with the government of Odisha is building the resilience of local communities against extreme weather conditions in coastal areas of the state. Implemented in Puri district where water logging has caused widespread devastation, the partnership effectively demonstrates that when communities are empowered to manage their water resources, farm productivity increases, children have clean drinking water and women have to walk less in search of water. The project is supported by the Australian Agency for International Development.

Space and Presence: Women and the Media in India

February 2014
Space and Presence: Women and the Media in India
Consultation on women and media in India provides inputs to the High Level Committee on the Status of Women, supported by UNDP


Role of the Second High-Level Committee on the Status of Women

February 2014
Role of the Second High-Level Committee on the Status of Women
Rita Sarin, Country Director of the Hunger Project in India and Member of the High-level Committee on the role of the second High-Level Committee on the Status of Women. Ms. Sarin said that the report of the second High-Level Committee would undertake a comprehensive study to understand the status of women as well as evolve appropriate policy interventions based on a contemporary assessment of women’s needs.

DSDS 2014: Dealing with the Energy, Water, and Food Security Challenge in Asia

February 2014
DSDS 2014: Dealing with the Energy, Water, and Food Security Challenge in Asia
Day two of the 2014 Delhi Sustainable Development Summit discussed ways to deal with the energy, water, and food security challenge in Asia. At the session, Lise Grande, UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator said that as we think of sustainable development goals, it is important to include a goal that links water energy and food security.

Sustainable Consumption and Production: An Overarching Objective of Sustainable Development - A Special Event

February 2014
DSDS 2014: Sustainable Consumption and Production: An Overarching Objective of Sustainable Development - A Special Event
Highlights of the special event on sustainable consumption and production that took place on 5 Feb 2014. At the event, Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, India said that if the pattern of consumption and production which has fueled global development since World War II is allowed to continue the way it is, it will threaten the incredible progress in human development and the viability of the planet we all live on.

Energy, Water and Food Security for All

January 2014
DSDS 2014: Energy, Water and Food Security for All
Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative says the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2014 will provide a crucial opportunity for world leaders, activists and experts to discuss ways to solve three of the greatest challenges facing India today- water, food and energy security.