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`Eliminating misogyny` key to shaking up Japan`s workforce: UNDP chief

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:13

Japan must work to "eliminate misogyny" if it wants to draw more women into the workforce as part of a wider bid to stimulate the economy, said the head of the United Nations Development Programme.

More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:53

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said on Thursday.

More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:45

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said Wednesday.

USD 210 million needed now for Bosnia floods: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 05:20

The United Nations estimates it will cost USD 210 million to cover immediate priority needs for the next six months in Bosnia, alone, after devastating floods hit the region, an official has said.

Inclusive growth should be guiding objective of UNDP: India

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 13:11

India has stressed that eradication of poverty and inclusive growth should be the "singular guiding" objective of the activities of the UNDP particularly in the post-2015 development agenda.

Vedanta’s Lanjigarh Rehabilitation colony hailed as a model

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 14:18

Vedanta’s Rehabilitation colony in Odisha's Kalahandi district has come in for praise by a UNDP panel for its unique features and has been hailed as a model colony for others to emulate.

Transgenders demand equality, rights

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 20:24

Demanding social justice and empowerment, a group of transgenders from all over the country interacted with government stakeholders, media and international agencies here Friday.

BRIC GDP to surpass output of US, European nations by 2020

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 15:07

Reflecting the growing might of emerging markets, a UN report Friday said that the combined output of BRIC countries including India will surpass the aggregate GDP of US, Canada and other European nation by 2020.

UNDP should focus on decimating poverty: India

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 23:22

India has stressed that the UNDP should focus on "decimating poverty" and that UN development systems need to be "firmly rooted in its core focus area" of only development-related work in order to be successful.

UNDP unveils strategy to address biodiversity loss

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 22:30

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today unveiled a robust environmental strategy to address unprecedented levels of global biodiversity loss.

Govt, UNDP award biodiversity governance models

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 16:18

The Union Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have jointly presented awards to models of biodiversity governance from across the country.

Poll panel, UNDP ink MoU for cooperation in poll management

Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 23:17

The Election Commission of India and the United Nations Development Programme inked an MoU for cooperation in election management.