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Syrian refugee regional plan remains 91% underfunded: UN

Two UN organisations on Tuesday warned of low funding for their ongoing support operations for Syrian refugees.

Apr 04, 2017, 18:41 PM IST
India slips one position in Human Development Index rank to 131, Norway No.1

India slips one position in Human Development Index rank to 131, Norway No.1

India came down by one slot and was ranked 131st among 188 countries on Human Development Index (HDI) 2016 released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

 

Mar 22, 2017, 18:15 PM IST
Maria Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador after doping ban expires

Maria Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador after doping ban expires

Sharapova, 29, had admitted using meldonium for 10 years to help treat illnesses, a heart issue and a magnesium deficiency.

Nov 11, 2016, 10:15 AM IST

Israel arrests UN Gaza employee `for aiding Hamas`

Israel said on Tuesday it had arrested and charged a United Nations employee for allegedly aiding Islamist movement Hamas, in the second such case involving a humanitarian worker in a week.

Aug 09, 2016, 18:00 PM IST
UNDP suspends Maria Sharapova as goodwill ambassador

UNDP suspends Maria Sharapova as goodwill ambassador

Sharapova tested positive for meldonium, which was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency`s banned list on January 1.

Mar 15, 2016, 20:37 PM IST

UNDP's Human Development Index: Top 10 countries

The report, compiled on the basis of estimates for 2014, ranked Norway at the top.

Dec 14, 2015, 22:36 PM IST
India ranks 130th in Human Development Index: UNDP

India ranks 130th in Human Development Index: UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its latest report has placed India`s Human Development Index (HDI) value for 2014 at 0.609, as the country climbed five spots to 130 in a list of 188 countries and territories.

Dec 14, 2015, 22:01 PM IST

India criticises UNDP for ignoring developing countries

 India has criticised the UN Development Programme for ignoring concerns of developing countries, saying "deliberate neglect" by the UN body towards views of developing nations does not augur well for the future of the implementation of the 2030 development agenda.

Sep 02, 2015, 13:36 PM IST

Media is ‘oxygen’ for decentralised planning, say experts

Devolution of powers to the block and Panchayat level is not possible without media playing a constructive role, said experts at a media workshop on decentralised planning this week, in Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha. The workshop aims to familiarise media people with local planning processes and good practices with focus on the larger picture of decentralisation and convergence.

Jun 05, 2015, 11:43 AM IST

Nepal quake victims still stranded, PM says toll could be 10,000

People stranded in remote villages and towns across Nepal were still waiting for aid and relief to arrive on Tuesday, four days after a devastating earthquake destroyed buildings and roads and killed more than 4,600 people.

Apr 29, 2015, 01:17 AM IST
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.

Apr 20, 2015, 13:23 PM IST

Post-2015 development agenda should be clear of conditionalities: India

India welcomed the review of UNDP's Evolution Policy, which has been recently conducted but said that the very purpose of any evaluation exercise is defeated if there is no compliance with any of its recommendations.

Jan 29, 2015, 13:37 PM IST

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.

Dec 23, 2014, 09:53 AM IST

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.

Nov 11, 2014, 14:00 PM IST
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.

Sep 09, 2014, 17:27 PM IST

`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.

Jul 24, 2014, 21:13 PM IST

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

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.

Jul 24, 2014, 18:45 PM IST

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.

Jun 10, 2014, 05:20 AM IST

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.

May 27, 2014, 20:48 PM IST