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Union territory of J&K chosen for first pilot project on SDGs

Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir has been selected by the NITI Aayog for first pilot project on Sustainable Developmental Goals. The newly formed UT will also get an opportunity to work with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Under the programme, information would be collected from District Commissioners for providing ranks on certain parameters.

SDG Conclave 2020 held in Assam

NITI Aayog recently organised ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Conclave 2020: Partnerships, Cooperation and Development of North Eastern States’ in Guwahati, Assam. The conclave was organised in association with the North Eastern Council, Government of Assam, Tata Trust, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS). The three-day event commenced ..

‘1t.org’ launched during 50th Annual Meeting of WEF 

During the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2020 recently being held at Davos, the World Economic Forum along with its partners launched a platform called 1t.org, to support and conserve 1 trillion trees around the world. The plan was announced by the Founder and Executive Chairman of WEF, Klaus Schwab. For a mass ..

Tuberculosis Control Programme renamed with now Focus on Elimination

With the aim to detect cases earliest and treat them, back in 1962, the National Tuberculosis Control Programme was started which from 1st January 2020 onwards has been renamed with now focus from control shifting to elimination as National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme. The change of name was initiated by the Ministry of Health and Family ..

TECH 2019 held by UNESCO and MGIEP

The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation collaborated with the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable development to conduct the TECH 2019 in December. The TECH is a 3 day conference that brings together government nominated experts, policymakers, stakeholders, government officials, etc. to discuss the use of digital technology for learning ..

International Volunteer Day

The International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development is observed every year on the 5th of December. The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985. The UNGA adopted the Resolution A/RES/40/212 on December 17th, 1985. The international day is observed to promote volunteering culture and the importance of volunteering in ..

International Volunteer Day 2019

International Volunteer Day is an international observance day to celebrate and promote the potential and power of volunteerism. The day was mandated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985. International Volunteer Day marks an opportunity for every person around the world to encourage governments to recognize and support volunteer contributions and efforts for the ..

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is being promoted by the United Nations and is observed annually on 3rd December, since 1992. The Day is observed to promote understanding of disability issues, for the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of social, economic, cultural and political life.   The theme for ..