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  • 13 Oct 2014
    UN Secretary-General’s Message on International Day for Disaster Reduction

    On the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to recognize the role of older men and women in fostering resilience.

  • 07 Oct 2014
    Effective Governance and Efficient Public Administration Key to Achieving Development Goals

    “We need to focus on maximizing and simplifying governance”, said Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office. Dr. Singh was inaugurating the International Symposium on Excellence in Public Service and Public Administration that began in New Delhi today.

  • 26 Sep 2014
    Education in the 21st Century must be Inclusive

    “Education is probably the single most important function of human civilisation, not merely the formal education system but the broader question of educating human beings around the world. Recent breakthroughs in communication technology have given us immense possibilities in this regard,” says Dr. Karan Singh, Member of India’s Upper House of Parliament Rajya Sabha.

  • 21 Sep 2014
    Social Media and Technology could be a Powerful Force to Create a More Equal Society by 2030

    “Social media is changing the way we live and relate to each other” said noted filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. The challenge in his view, was “how to ensure those ideas are positive and for the good?” Mr. Kapur was speaking at the Social Good Summit 2014, ‘Technology for Social Good’ organized by the United Nations Development Programme in India.

  • 16 Sep 2014
    UN Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

    On the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to take inspiration from the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and apply its lesson to the urgent task of addressing the climate challenge. The Montreal Protocol has shown that decisive action by the international community, including the private sector, can achieve transformative results for the common good.

  • 15 Sep 2014
    UN Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day of Democracy

    On the International Day of Democracy, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on young people everywhere to lead a major push for inclusive democracy around the world.

  • 12 Sep 2014
    UN Secretary-General’s Message on the United Nations Day of South-South Cooperation

    On this United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to reaffirm our commitment to pioneering South-South approaches that will ensure shared prosperity, sustainable development and a life of dignity for all.

  • 03 Sep 2014
    Announcing Recipients of the Inclusive Media – UNDP Fellowships 2014

    Six journalists from Assam, Jharkhand, Punjab and Odisha, are recipients of the 2014 Inclusive Media-UNDP Fellowships. The Fellowships seek to draw attention to rural distress and other development challenges through providing a voice to marginalized communities and groups. In doing so, the Fellowships aim to increase space in mainstream media for reporting on these issues.

  • 18 Aug 2014
    UN Secretary-General’s Message on the 500-Day Mark to the Conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals - “500 Days Of Action To Build A Better World”

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked 500 days of action until the deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals, known worldwide as the “MDGs.” He detailed four areas where governments can help fuel progress, including in backing social programmes despite budget cuts, and deepening cooperation with civil society, the private sector and other networks. Strategic investments in health, education, energy and sanitation are also key investment in areas that empower women and girls.

  • 12 Aug 2014
    UN Secretary-General’s Message on International Youth Day

    Wide-ranging efforts at all levels are needed to raise awareness about the importance of investing in and supporting young people with mental health conditions. Increased education is crucial in reducing stigma and in changing how we talk about and perceive mental health. On International Youth Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to enable youth with mental health conditions to realize their full potential.

  • 09 Aug 2014
    The Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    On the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges all partners to join the United Nations in promoting and protecting their rights which are essential for our common future.

  • 24 Jul 2014
    2014 Human Development Report Calls on Countries to Take Steps Now to Protect Hard Won Gains

    Staggering rates of poverty and high inequality threaten the gains in human development in South Asia. To protect these gains and ensure that all people are benefiting from the region’s growth, UNDP’s annual Human Development Report, released today in Tokyo, shows that the combination of social protection floors, universal basic services, full employment and programmes that specifically address discrimination and inclusion can help countries to irreversibly eradicate poverty.

  • 28 Jun 2014
    Addressing Climate Change and Sustainable Energy is Crucial to Meet India’s Energy Shortage

    “While India has made major progress in the supply of electricity and modern forms of energy, a large part of the population still lives in a state of energy deprivation,” said Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Director-General, The Energy and -Resources Institute (TERI) and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

  • 23 Jun 2014
    The Secretary-General's Message on United Nations Public Service Day

    The annual observance of Public Service Day highlights the invaluable contributions of public servants and administrators in our efforts to build a better world for all.

  • 23 Jun 2014
    New Hub to Bring Investment and Innovation in Clean Energy to Asia and the Pacific

    A new regional hub launched here today will help mobilize investment and innovative solutions to bring clean, modern energy to those who do not have it in Asia and the Pacific. The Asia-Pacific Sustainable Energy for All hub will gather governments, investors, innovators and experts to find ways and means for bringing energy to more than 600 million in this region who live without electricity and 1.8 billion who lack access to clean cooking and heating energy solutions.

  • 17 Jun 2014
    The Secretary-General's Message on the World Day to Combat Desertification

    On World Day to Combat Desertification, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges nations to work to build the resilience of all productive land resources and the communities that depend on them.

  • 16 Jun 2014
    Chhattisgarh Traditional Healers amongst Winners of the 2014 Equator Prize

    The Chhattisgarh Traditional Healer Association is amongst 35 groups that are recipients of the 2014 Equator Prize. The prestigious Equator Prize awarded every two years by an UN-led partnership recognizes “local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.”

  • 08 Jun 2014
    The Secretary-General's Message on the World Oceans Day

    On World Oceans Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to reflect on the multiple benefits of the oceans and to commit to keep them healthy and productive for the benefit of current and future generations.

  • 05 Jun 2014
    The Secretary-General's Message on the World Environment Day

    On World Environment Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to think about the plight of Small Island Developing States and to take inspiration from their efforts to address climate change, strengthen resilience and work for a sustainable future.

  • 03 Jun 2014
    Announcement: Inclusive Media –UNDP Fellowships 2014

    Inclusive Media for Change, a Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS)-based initiative, in partnership with UNDP invites applications from journalists in English and Hindi for 2014 Fellowships. The Fellowships are given to increase and sharpen media coverage of rural distress/ development and the issues of the marginalized people.

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