09 Mar 2010
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India (Photo: UNDP)
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India today on her last day of official visit to the country. They discussed how UNDP can enhance its partnership with India to foster human development and achieve the Millennium Development Goals globally. Miss Clark later spoke at a symposium, highlighting India's social and economic achievements. She also mentioned that UNDP will continue to work closely with India as it seeks to further promote human development. The country faces challenges to achieve the MDGs, including reducing infant and maternal mortality, increasing access to basic sanitation and addressing disparities - such as those between rich and poor, urban and rural, men and women, social groups, and ethnic communities.