United Nations Development Programme

  • Development board for transgender community in Maharashtra October 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday announced to set up a board for the development of the transgender community in the state. He was speaking at a convention for transgenders in Maharashtra in Mumbai. The convention was jointly organised by the state Women and Child Welfare Department, NGO Astitva, and United...
  • World Population Day: Why is it significant? July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The significance of the World Population Day, observed on July 11 every year, lies in the fact that the world holds 7,025,071,966 people as on July 9, 2012, a leap of over 2.5 times over the last fifty years, while earth's resources remain finite. A huge number of people,...
  • What is World Population Day? July 10, 2012

    The World Population Day is observed on July 11 every year to raise the awareness of people about global population issues. In 1989, in its decision 89/46, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that, in order to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population...
  • UNDP report sets alarm bells ringing in India November 28, 2007

    New Delhi: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has released its climate change report sparking off a debate over commitments demanded from developing nations like India and China. The report makes a direct link between human development and climate change. The report says that hundreds of millions, mainly in South...