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27 Jan 2015
R K Laxman, the genius chronicler of India's political and social life and creator of the Common Man, had exclusively sketched cartoons for UNDP’s Human Development Calendar in 2007. Laxman, recipient of numerous awards, among them the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Magsaysay Award, passed away on the evening of 26 January 2015. He was 93.
26 Jan 2015
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
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
22 Jan 2015
“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.
15 Dec 2014
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.
05 Dec 2014
“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
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
01 Dec 2014
The UN Secretary General highlights the progress made and says that a Fast Track approach is required to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
01 Dec 2014
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
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
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.
07 Nov 2014
SAARC Statisticians Call for an Increased Investment in National Statistical Systems for Better Human Development in the Region
An Outcome Statement released by statisticians from SAARC countries at the closing of the International Centre for Human Development's Study Week urges member states to increase investment in improving capacities of national statistical systems to better collect and analyze data on human development in these countries, which account for 23 percent of the world’s population. Such an investment will allow for a comparative monitoring of human development progress to help governments track progress, ensure effective monitoring and evaluation, and promote evidence-based decision making.
30 Oct 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) kicked off today a two-day interactive conference on innovative thinking. Its objective is to explore how innovation can help address development challenges in Asia and the Pacific, such as poverty, corruption, gender inequality, and environmental degradation.
24 Oct 2014
On United Nations Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to reaffirm commitment towards empowering the marginalized and vulnerable.
17 Oct 2014
Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
The theme for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 'Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty’ recognizes that social justice and equity are critical to eradicating extreme poverty. It focuses our attention on factors like gender, ethnicity, age, and geography, which may be influencing the distribution of progress.
17 Oct 2014
On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges everyone to act decisively together to eradicate poverty and build a sustainable, peaceful, prosperous and equitable future for all.
13 Oct 2014
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
“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 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.