Football idols Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo team up in UN Ebola fundraiser
Football idols Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo team up in UN Ebola fundraiser

 Football idols Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo will lead a star-studded team in a friendly match on Monday aimed at raising money to help Ebola-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Need greater recovery efforts in Ebola-hit countries: UN

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday called for ramping up recovery efforts in West Africa where the Ebola virus had wreaked havoc.

India pledges over USD 9 mn to UN development activities

India has pledged over USD 9 million towards various UN development activities in 2015, including significant contributions to the UN development programme and to the agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees.

MP CM unveils first state portal on climate change in India
MP CM unveils first state portal on climate change in India

The portal known as the State Knowledge Management Portal for Climate Change was officially launched by the Chief Minister Shivaraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal during a national conference on climate change on September 6, 2014.

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

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.

USD 210 million needed now for Bosnia floods: UN

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.

UN to train Delhi doctors

The UN will train doctors and officials of Delhi government`s health department in drugs procurement and medical equipment supply chain management, an official said on Tuesday.

Social protection key to prevention of HIV/AIDS: NACO

Social protection for families affected by HIV/AIDS is one of the key strategies to prevent the spread of the disease, the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) said Tuesday.

Transgenders demand equality, rights

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

UNDP unveils strategy to address biodiversity loss

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

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

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

Health experts want strict implementation of PCPNDT Act

Health experts and activists have sought concrete steps for strict implementation of PCPNDT Act.

Sea cucumber survey underway in Bay of Bengal

The Zoological Survey of India is conducting a study on the population status of sea cucumber along the Coromandal Coast.

`Asia-Pacific countries must respond to climate change`

Observing that the Asia-Pacific region has some of the world`s fastest-growing cities, the report said cities in the region are central to the world`s battle against climate change.

UNDP official appointed Dean of University

A senior official of UNDP has been appointed as the Dean of O P Jindal Global University as it prepares to launch a
two-year programme in public policy.

`HIV leads Asian households into joblessness, debt`

Households in Asian countries, including India, that have people living with HIV exhaust their savings and liquidate assets at a high rate, plunging them into "irreversible poverty".

India ranks low 134 in Human Development Index

The report said India`s HDI value for 2011 was 0.547 positioning the country in the `medium human development category`.

UNDP calls for energy access to all by 2030

With 1.4 billion people in the world still living without electricity, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has joined its partner agencies in a call to provide modern energy services to all within the next 20 years.