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International Day of Persons with Disabilities: December 3

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed every year on December 3 to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development. The 2018 theme for this day is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. It  focuses on empowering persons with disabilities for an ..

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GCF approves $43 million to boost climate resilience for India’s coastal communities

UN-backed fund Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved US $43.4 million for enhancing climate resilience for millions of people living in India’s coastal communities as part of its efforts to combat extreme impacts of climate change. The grant is part of more than US $1 billion approved by 21st meeting of GCF Board held in ..

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UNDP to set up skill development centre in Hyderabad

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is going to set up skill development centre for clients of Bharosa, an integrated support centre for distressed women and children in Hyderabad, Telangana. This initiative is aimed at empowering vulnerable and marginalised women by imparting skills training. Key Facts This centre will be set up in line with agreement ..

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NDMA conducts workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction database

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducted two-day National Workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database in New Delhi. The workshop was held in collaboration with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). Key Facts The workshop aimed to develop consensus ..

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India wins six elections in UNECOSOC bodies

India has won six elections to United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) bodies, five of them unanimously. In these polls, India won places on executive boards of four UN bodies, three commissions and committee. NGO Committee India faced an election within the Asia-Pacific group only for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) Committee. India polled highest ..

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