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  • 15 Apr 2014
    UNDP Hails Landmark Supreme Court Judgment on the Rights of Transgender to Choose Their Identity

    The United Nations Development Programme has hailed today’s landmark Supreme Court judgement as an important step in ending discrimination against the community. With this judgement, the Court has recognized and re-affirmed an individual’s right to choose their identity as male, female or third gender.

  • 07 Apr 2014
    The Secretary-General's Message on World Health Day

    Every year more than one million people die from diseases carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks and other insects, such as triatomine bugs. These vector-borne diseases cause chronic illness and immense suffering for hundreds of millions. On World Health Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges all nations to make vector control a priority

  • 22 Mar 2014
    The Secretary-General Message on World Water Day

    On the World Water Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges all nations to develop the policies needed to ensure that sustainable water and energy are secured for the many and not just the few.

  • 21 Mar 2014
    The Secretary-General Message on the International Day of Forests

    On International Day for Forests, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges nations to acknowledge the vital role of forests and pledge to work together to protect and sustainably manage these vital ecosystems.

  • 21 Mar 2014
    The Secretary-General Message on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

    On International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on all people, especially political, civic and religious leaders, to strongly condemn messages and ideas based on racism, racial superiority or hatred as well as those that incite racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

  • 14 Mar 2014
    Convergence of Schemes and Resources can Improve Growth and Human Development Outcomes

    A new report titled Mainstreaming of Resource Convergence in Policymaking, Programme Design and Execution authored by Dr. Aruna Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development Madhya Pradesh, illustrates how convergence across sectors can be used to enhance qualitative and sustainable outcomes for development.

  • 08 Mar 2014
    International Women’s Day 2014: Equality for Women is Progress for All

    Celebrated annually on 8 March, the 2014 theme for International Women’s Day is: “Equality for women is progress for all”.

  • 08 Mar 2014
    Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on International Women's Day

    This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality.

  • 08 Mar 2014
    The Secretary-General Message on International Women’s Day

    On International Women’s Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to work for women’s rights, empowerment and gender equality to eliminate poverty and promote sustainable development

  • 01 Mar 2014
    United Nations Public Lecture: The Invisible Workers: Rights, Justice and Dignity for Domestic Workers

    ILO India in collaboration with the United Nations in India is organizing a public lecture as part of UN’s Public Lecture Series on 1 March 2014 at the SCOPE Convention Centre, SCOPE Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi. The lecture titled ‘The Invisible Workers: Rights, Justice and Dignity for Domestic Workers’ will be delivered by Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University. The lecture will also be webcast live on our website.

  • 01 Mar 2014
    The Time to Recognize Domestic Work as Legitimate Work is Now

    UN Public Lecture: Dr. Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University calls on India to ratify the ILO Domestic Workers Convention No. 189 that guarantees the fundamental rights of domestic workers to decent and secure work.

  • 20 Feb 2014
    The Secretary-General Message for the World Day of Social Justice

    The World Day of Social Justice is observed to highlight the power of global solidarity to advance opportunity for all. On this day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges countries across the world to make social justice central to achieving equitable and sustainable growth for all.

  • 17 Feb 2014
    IC4HD Public Lecture

    IC4HD, a joint initiative of the Government of India and UNDP, organized its first public lecture on 17 February 2014 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The lecture titled ‘Which kind of state can deliver which kind of development?’ was delivered by Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos, University of Coimbra, Portugal. The lecture was chaired by Prof. Chetan Singh, Director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and the discussants included Prof. Shail Mayaram, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and Prof. Gopal Guru, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

  • 06 Feb 2014
    DSDS 2014 – Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

    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.

  • 04 Feb 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

  • 01 Feb 2014
    Celebrating Biodiversity in Nature

    As part of the 7th CMS Vatavaran, an environment and wildlife film festival and forum, UNDP organized a session to raise awareness about the threats to the Himalayan ecosystem on 1 Feb 2014. During the session, an quiz competition was organized that enabled school children to understand the importance of biodiversity conservation in all ecosystems. In addition, a panel discussion with experts outlined threats to biodiversity conservation in Himalayas, importance of medicinal plants and associated traditional knowledge, issues related to bio-piracy, and legal mechanisms in place for protection of traditional knowledge.

  • 29 Jan 2014
    Humanity Remains Deeply Unequal Despite Impressive Progress, says UNDP Report

    A sustained reduction in inequality requires a shift to more inclusive growth patterns – supported by redistributive polices and changes in social norms – says a report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 28 Jan 2014
    Announcing Human Development Fellowships 2014

    The International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) announces 12 human development fellowships for 2014. The fellowships offered by the Centre support innovative analytical work on major human development issues. The theme of this year’s fellowships is Social Protection and Security in the Global South. IC4HD is a joint initiative of the Government of India and UNDP.

  • 22 Jan 2014
    UN Opens Global Call for Nominations to Identify Local Sustainable Development Solutions that can Change the World

    A United Nations-led partnership that “shines a spotlight” on local sustainable development innovations today launched its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2014.

  • 21 Jan 2014
    Combatting Inequality Key to Combatting Poverty, Says UN Development Chief

    Despite evidence that inequality prevents countries from developing in a wide number of areas, little progress has been made combatting it, said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today at the London School of Economics where she was giving a lecture at the International Growth Centre.

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