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  • 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”.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 17 Dec 2013
    Meeting with Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Rural Development

    Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP met with Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Rural Development, Government of India. UNDP and the Ministry of Rural Development have signed a letter of collaboration in support of rural employment and livelihood programmes during the 12th Five-Year Plan of the Government of India (2013-2017).

  • 17 Dec 2013
    Meeting with V. Kishore Chandra Deo, Minister of Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj

    Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP met with Mr. V. Kishore Chandra Deo, Minister of Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj. UNDP has partnered with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj to strengthen the capacities of elected representatives and officials, institutions and processes at various levels.

  • 17 Dec 2013
    Meeting with Dr. Mihir Shah, Member, Planning Commission

    Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP met Dr. Mihir Shah, Member Planning Commission

  • 16 Dec 2013
    Meeting with Navtej Sarna, Additional Secretary, International Organisation and Political, Ministry of External Affairs

    Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP meets with Mr. Navtej Sarna, Additional Secretary, International Organisation and Political, Ministry of External Affairs

  • 16 Dec 2013
    Meeting with Anita Kaul, Secretary, Department of Justice

    Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP meets with and Ms. Anita Kaul, Secretary, Department of Justice

  • 14 Dec 2013
    Haoliang Xu Visits the Work site of MGNREGA in Rajasthan

    On day two of his visit, Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP visited the work site of the world’s largest employment guarantee scheme, MGNREGA in Rajasthan.

  • 14 Dec 2013
    Haoliang Xu Visits the Award-Winning Steel Re-Rolling Mill, MPK Steel in Jaipur

    On day 2 of his visit, Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP visited the award-winning steel re-rolling mill, MPK Steel in Jaipur. The mill, with support from UNDP, the Ministry of Steel and the Global Environment Facility, reduced its energy consumption by 30%, cut coal consumption by 45% and increase productivity by 68%.

  • 14 Dec 2013
    Meeting with Margaret Alva, the Governor of Rajasthan

    On day two of his visit, Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP meets with Margaret Alva, the Governor of Rajasthan.

  • 13 Dec 2013
    Meeting with Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission

    On day one of his visit, Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP met with Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    Launch of Project ‘Upscaling Energy Efficient Production in Small Scale Steel Industry in India’

    A new project that aims to upscale energy efficient production technologies and practices in the small-scale steel industry in India will be launched on 25 November 2013. The project is supported by the Ministry of Steel, AusAid and UNDP.

  • 19 Nov 2013
    Consultation on Developing Human Resources for Strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutions

    A consultation to share best practices on personnel recruitment at local government level aimed at strengthening the capacity of panchayati raj institutions and training institutions was organized on 19 November 2013.

  • 16 Oct 2013
    Zero Hunger Challenge

    Eliminating hunger involves investments in agriculture, rural development, decent work, social protection and equality of opportunity. It will make a major contribution to peace and stability and to the reduction of poverty. It will contribute to better nutrition for all – especially women from the beginning of pregnancy and children under the age of two.

  • 01 Oct 2013
    Promoting Women’s Leadership in Sports

    A roundtable conference, organized by the Centre for Equity and Inclusion (CEQUIN) and supported by UNDP, discussed the roadmap for women’s soccer in India. It highlighted the challenges and the strategies to promote the sport amongst women and make it more profitable for the youth.

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