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  • 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

  • 20 Jan 2015
    National Voter’s Fest: Glimpses from India’s General Elections 2014

    An exhibition of over 150 photos celebrating India’s vibrant democracy and historic moments from the country's national elections in 2014 was inaugurated by H S Brahma, Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commission of India and Jaco Cilliers, Resident Representative a.i. and Country Director, UNDP. Organized by the Election Commission of India, with UNDP support, the National Voters’ Festival aims to enhance electoral participation ahead of elections to Delhi's state assembly scheduled for February 2015.

  • 12 Jan 2015
    Launch of the Compendium of Easy (not so easy) Solutions to Address Climate Change Compendium

    The Compendium of Easy (not so easy) Solutions to Address Climate Change was launched by Kartikeya Sarabhai, Director, Centre for Environment Education; Mohan L Jain, Trustee and Founder President, India Development Coalition of America (IDCA); Ramesh K Jalan, Resource Person and Moderator, Climate Change Community, Solution Exchange India, UNDP and Prabhjot Sodhi, Country Program Manager, Global Environment Facility- Small Grant Programme-UNDP, Centre for Environment Education during the 11th IDCA International Conference on ‘Inspiring Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship for Poverty Eradication and Climate Change Mitigation in India’ on 12 January, 2015 in Ahmedabad.

  • 12 Jan 2015
    Thirteenth Sapru House Lecture by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

    Delivering the 13th Sapru House-UN Lecture on "India and the United Nations in a Changing Word", hosted by the Indian Council for World Affairs (ICWA) on 12 January 2015, Ban Ki-moon touched upon a wide spectrum of India-UN relationship including terrorism, nuclear responsibility, women's rights and sustainable development.

  • 08 Jan 2015
    Addressing Economic Inequality in India

    A Round Table on Addressing Economic Inequality in India is being organised by the International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) and National Institute of Advanced Studies on 8-9 January, 2015 at Bengaluru. At the Round Table, practitioners and academicians will (i) discuss the causes of the rising economic inequality in India, and (ii) explore opportunities for redressing these inequalities.

  • 17 Dec 2014
    Partnering Community-Led Organizations of the Socially Excluded: Towards Making Growth Just and Inclusive

    Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion, with UNDP support, organized a consultation on ‘Partnering Community-Led Organizations of the Socially Excluded: Towards Making Growth Just and Inclusive’ to understand the constraints experienced by Dalit, Tribal and Muslim communities in participating and accessing development; analyzing current engagement of community led organizations from Dalit, Tribal and Muslim communities in promoting development work among these communities; and building strategies to strengthen these CLOs to enable their communities to access entitlements and schemes to overcome development inequalities.

  • 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.

  • 10 Dec 2014
    Government of India and UNDP Media Fellowships on Decentralized Planning - 2015 (Deadline Extended to 10 January 2015)

    The Planning Commission, Government of India (GoI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invite applications from journalists working or willing to work in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha for a Media Fellowship Programme on Decentralized Planning. This Fellowship Programme is being managed by OneWorld Foundation India.

  • 06 Dec 2014
    National Consultation on Enhancing Knowledge and Innovation for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction

    The day-long discussion on Enhancing Knowledge and Innovation for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction provided an opportunity for members and select experts to reflect on the usefulness of the knowledge management products of the community of practice, identify knowledge partnership and strategic collaborations, and expand community outreach for language and technology.

  • 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

  • 05 Dec 2014
    International Volunteer Day 2014

    International Volunteer Day on 5 December is an opportunity to celebrate the crucial role that volunteers play in improving the lives of people around the world.

  • 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

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Launch of National Toll Free AIDS Helpline on World AIDS Day

    The National AIDS Control Organisation, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare observed World AIDS Day 2014 at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. The National Toll Free AIDS Helpline, Digital Resource Centre and Supply Chain Management System was launched at the event. The event was co-hosted by the National AIDS Control Organisation, Delhi State AIDS Control Society, and the United Nations Development Programme.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 25 Nov 2014
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark's Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark urges everyone to reconfirm the commitment to eradicate all forms of violence against women and ensure justice and support for survivors.

  • 12 Nov 2014
    India Pledges Support for UN Development Activities to Eradicate Poverty

    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.

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