Articles about United Nations Development Programme

27 Jul 2022

Congo: 2 Indian peacekeepers from BSF killed in anti-UN protest

According to a spokesperson for the Border Security Force (BSF), two BSF personnel who were serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) died on Tuesday during violent protests in the country.

With 2 deaths, Ghana confirms contagious Marburg virus cases

Ghana's health ministry verified two cases of the Marburg virus, a highly contagious disease akin to Ebola, on Sunday after two patients died.

27 Jan 2021

This 'plastic' deathbed is a clarion call to save climate

Aakash Ranison, 25, is a young climate change activist who, through his life and work, advocates a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.

04 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Government imposes curbs on exports of diagnostic kits

As the number of cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue to rise, India on Saturday imposed restrictions on the export of diagnostic kits with immediate effect.

19 Mar 2020

WhatsApp launches new initiatives to combat coronavirus rumors

A day after Facebook and other big tech companies teamed up to combat misinformation around coronavirus disease COVID-19, WhatsApp, the messaging platform owned by the social network, has come to action.

08 Mar 2019

Padma Lakshmi
UNDP appoints Indo-American TV personality Padma Lakshmi as Goodwill Ambassador

Indian-American television personality and food expert Padma Lakshmi has been appointed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, supporting the agency's fight against inequality and discrimination around the world.

11 Jan 2019

Young-Indians choose to discover themselves over getting married, says Tinder

For generations, the goals of Indians in their 20s have been to get a job, which provides a stable income, and get "settled".

11 Dec 2018

United Nations (UN)
Trillions of dollars paid in bribes every year: UN Secretary-General

Trillions of dollars, equivalent to more than 5% of global GDP, are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption every year, according to the United Nations.

22 Sep 2018

India has 271 million fewer poor people in a decade

India has halved its Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)- an index that looks beyond poverty and takes into account deprivations in health, education, and living standards - from 54.7% to 27.5% in just a decade.

15 Sep 2018

HDI report: Millions out of poverty; alarming inequality in India

On Friday, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released its annual Human Development Index (HDI) report that saw India secure a rank of 130 out of 189 countries.

22 Jul 2018

Asia-Pacific may meet only one of 17 SDGs, warns UN-official

The Asia-Pacific region is on track to meet only one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -the SDG on education- by 2030, a senior UN official has warned.

18 Jul 2018

Bihar: Women, children shelters to get transgender security guards

State-funded shelter homes for women and children in Bihar may get transgender security guards as the government has instructed authorities to prefer them during recruitment.

12 Jun 2018

Rohingya refugee-shelters 'washed away' in Bangla-rains, over 9,000 affected: UN

Heavy rains have caused severe structural damage to camps in Bangladesh hosting over one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the United Nations has said.

07 May 2018

WHO calls Mumbai world's 4th most-polluted city, but Maharashtra denies

The May-2 WHO report that ranks Mumbai ahead of Beijing as fourth most polluted city globally, hasn't gone down well with Maharashtra government.

17 Apr 2018

United Nations: India wins important UN's subsidiaries elections

India has won an election to a crucial non-governmental organization committee in the UN after garnering the highest number of votes besides getting elected by acclamation to other subsidiary bodies in five separate polls.

Indian scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan named WHO's Deputy Director-General

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva has appointed India's Dr. Soumya Swaminathan as the Deputy Director-General for Programmes. She is currently the Director-General of Indian Council of Medical Research.

30 Jun 2017

With $800mn sales, India UN's main supplier in health sector

India was the main supplier to the UN in healthcare in 2016, with sales totaling $803.79mn. The prime procurement category was pharmaceuticals.

23 Mar 2017

Madhya Pradesh
Yogi's agenda in UP: What about healthcare, unemployment and education?

The newly elected government in UP has wasted no time in getting to work on its campaign promises.

13 Nov 2016

India pledges to contribute $10.95 million for the UN

For the year 2017, Indian government pledged to contribute around $10.95 million for the development activities of United Nations carried on by several of its bodies.