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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.

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).

 

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.

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.

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.

UNDP's Human Development Index: Top 10 countries

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

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.

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.

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.

Inclusive growth should be guiding objective of UNDP: India

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.

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

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

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.