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“WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub” launched

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has recently announced the global launch of “WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub” in partnership with the World Health Organization, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations Development Program. It has also contributed $1m to the Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), to enhance the fact-checking network to curb fake news ..

UNDP releases Gender Social Norms Index report

Gender Social Norms Index report was released recently by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). According to this report, no country in the world has achieved gender equality. The report also revealed that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030 and it would take 257 years to close the gender ..

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 ..

Three members appointed for NDMA

Retired Army General and former Military Secretary-Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain, Former Director General of the Coast Guard-Rajendra Singh and United Nations Development Programme’s Policy advisor in Disaster reduction-Krishna Vatsa are the three members recently appointed as the members of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the Chairman of NDMA. ..

India ranked 129th in 2019 UNDP Human Development Index

The United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) has ranked India at 129th place among 189 countries in its 2019 Human Development Index(HDI). The UNDP HDI is a geometric mean of normalized indices for three dimensions- long and healthy life( life expectancy index), knowledge (education index) and a decent standard of living (GNI index). According to the Index: ..

UNDP releases 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

The 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) has recently released by UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). As per the report, India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016 & recorded the fastest reductions in the MPI values during the period with strong improvements in ..

Deccan Development Society wins UN’s Equator Prize for 2019

The women members of Telangana-based Deccan Development Society (DDS) sanghams (groups) have bagged the prestigious United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Equator Prize for 2019. They have been selected for standing as ‘an outstanding example of a local, nature-based solution to climate change and sustainable development. The women farmers have been building their own seed banks ..