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Anita Bhatia appointed as UN-Women Deputy Executive Director

Indian-origin Anita Bhatia has been the Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships. The key appointment comes less than a week after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Indian Army officer Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar as his new Force Commander ..

P K Mishra awarded as UN Sasakawa Award 2019 for Disaster Risk Reduction

Dr. Pramod Kumar Mishra, Odisha-born IAS officer and Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India, has been conferred with the prestigious United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction for the year 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. He received the 2019 Sasakawa award in recognition of his long-term dedication to improve the resilience of ..

International Workshop on ‘Disaster Resilient Infrastructure’ to began tomorrow

A 2-day International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) will began on 19th March, 2019. The workshop is being organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The workshop will aim to identify good practices of disaster risk management in key infrastructure sectors.

India hosts first-ever Annual Disarmament and International Security Affairs Fellowship Programme

On January 14, the first-ever Annual Disarmament and International Security Affairs Fellowship Programme has started at the Foreign Services Institute in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by the United Nations under-secretary-general and high representative for disarmament affairs Izumi Nakamitsu and foreign secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale. Young Diplomats from 27 countries are participating in the Fellowship ..

New Delhi hosted national workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database

The 2-day national workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database successfully concluded in New Delhi on May 3, 2018. It has set the stage for the creation of a national-level disaster database. Developing the integrated database with locally obtained and validated data is crucial for tracking the risks and progress towards resilience without ..

India hosts India-Wiesbaden Conference 2018

The India-Wiesbaden Conference 2018 was held in New Delhi on April 16-17. The title of the Conference is ‘Securing Global Supply Chains through Government-Industry Partnerships towards Effective Implementation of UNSC Resolution 1540’. The Conference provided an opportunity to participants to share experiences on their export control systems and to identify legal & technical assistance, action ..

United Nations ‘World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018’ report

According to ‘World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018’ report, India’s GDP growth is projected to accelerate from 6.7% in 2017 to 7.2% in 2018 and 7.4% in 2019 on the back of strong private consumption, public investment and the ongoing structural reforms. The report, which was unveiled by United Nations Department of Economic and Social ..

Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed announced as new UN deputy Secretary General

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has confirmed Amina Mohammed as his Deputy Secretary-General (DSG). He has also appointed Maria Viotti of Brazil (Chef de Cabinet) and Kyung-Wha Kang of the Republic of Korea as Special advisor on policy (new role to be created). Amina Mohammed is Nigeria’s Environment minister. She has been instrumental in ..