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  • 02 Jul 2009
    UNDP Calls for a Fundamental Re-balancing of Development Strategies in South Asia

    New Delhi - Cleaner economic development that does not leave out the weaker sections of society is the need of the hour, say experts at a discussion on the impact of the global financial crisis on South Asia, jointly organized by UNDP and the Indian Council for International Economic Relations (ICRIER).

  • 02 Jul 2009
    UNDP Welcomes Delhi HC’s Decision to Repeal Section 377

    UNDP welcomes Delhi High Court’s decision to repeal Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a provision which criminalized consensual adult, private sex between persons of the same sex.

  • 05 Jun 2009
    UN Secretary-General Message on World Environment Day

    The economic and financial turmoil sweeping the globe is a true wake-up call, sounding an alarm about the need to improve upon old patterns of growth and make a transition to a new era of greener, cleaner development.

  • 28 Apr 2009
    UN's New Development Chief Aims to Cut Poverty Despite Crises

    New York - The new administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Helen Clark vows to sharpen her agency’s focus on cutting poverty despite the multiple crises currently facing the world.

  • 31 Mar 2009
    Poor Countries Most Vulnerable During Global Economic Crisis

    New York - The current global economic crisis, which began with the severe strains on the financial and banking system in parts of the developed world, now risks triggering a human development catastrophe in the world’s poorest countries. As the leaders of the richest nations set off to London for the G-20 summit this Thursday, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) warns that those most vulnerable to the crisis are living outside the spotlight and their predicament should be addressed at the table.

  • 03 Mar 2009
    On 8 March, International Women’s Day, United Nations Calls for Increased Action to End Violence Against Women

    The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, which is observed annually on 8 March, is “Women and Men United to End Violence Against Women and Girls.” The theme ties in with the Secretary-General’s wider campaign “UNiTE to End Violence Against Women,” which he launched in 2008, to run through 2015, the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 26 Feb 2009
    Bhubaneswar to Host Meet on Gender Concerns in Eastern States

    Bhubaneswar - Development professionals, grassroots activists, academicians, government officials and policymakers from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal will come together at a Regional Gender Workshop in Bhubaneswar on 27 and 28 February 2009. The Workshop has been organised by the United Nations, under the Solution Exchange (SE) initiative for the Gender Community. The members of this electronic network will help to strengthen knowledge across sectors so that they together can solve problems and effectively implement policies, projects and programmes on gender.

  • 03 Feb 2009
    India: Urban Poverty Report 2009

    Urban India has a high incidence of poverty despite being hailed as an engine of growth and instrument of globalization. Eighty-one million people subsist in urban areas on incomes that are below the poverty line. The pace of urbanization in India is set to increase, and with it, urban poverty and urban slums. However, public policy measures for urban India have lacked focus and proper allocation of funds. There is thus an urgent need at the national level to document the key issues in urban poverty, to assess the tasks at hand, and plan for the future.

  • 03 Feb 2009
    India's first Report on Urban Poverty Launched

    New Delhi - The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched India’s first-of-its-kind report on the nature and dynamics of urban poverty in the country, at an event in this capital city, today.

  • 18 Nov 2008
    The Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 in India is Arbind Singla

    New Delhi - Arbind Singh, Executive Director, Nidan, was today announced as the winner of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2008 in India. Montek S. Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, India, conferred the award on Arbind Singh at the World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit. In India, the Social Entrepreneur Year of the Award is an initiative of The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation and The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in collaboration with the UNDP.

  • 18 Nov 2008
    E-krishi Project

    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 Guidelines To Improve Disaster Risk Management In Hospitals

    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
    Red Ribbon Award 2008: Celebrating Community Leadership and Action on AIDS

    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
    Corruption Hits Poor the Hardest

    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
    UNDP Supports Cyclone Nargis survivors

    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
    Global Business Leaders Unveil New Plans to Fight Poverty in India

    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
    Big Push Needed on Basic Services and Connectivity, Says First Arunachal Human Development Report

    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
    Justice for All

    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
    People Too Should Fight Global Warming: Vice President

    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
    New Web Portal to Increase Employment Chances for Workers of the Informal Sector

    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.

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