Sustainable Development Goals
UNICEF, Apr 26, 2017
It is pitch dark as 27-year-old Nazaama quietly pats her one-year-old daughter back to sleep, pushing back the torn plastic sheet that serves as a door to her little hut. During World Immunisation Week, 2017, read her incredible story.
International Labour Organisation
Sher Verick, Mar 09, 2017
Sher Verick, Deputy Director, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India, talks about how India compares with other countries in Asia in terms of the level and trend of female labour force participation.
Mrinalini Santhanam, Mar 21, 2017
With over 13% of their employees with disabilities including those with Down Syndrome, the hotel chain is changing notions about diversity and inclusivity.
Dorodi Sharma and Yash Chandra, Mar 21, 2017
Born with Down Syndrome, Radhika Chand is a talented artist and teacher in Delhi. She has worked determinedly to succeed and show us all that anything is possible.
Food and Agriculture Organization
Shyam Khadka, Mar 14, 2017
It is estimated that saving one-fourth of the food currently lost or wasted globally would be enough to feed 870 million hungry people in the world. Op-Ed by Shyam Khadka, FAO's representative in India.
Toily Kurbanov, Mar 17, 2017
Op-Ed by Toily Kurbanov, Deputy Executive Coordinator, UN Volunteers on India's commitment to volunteerism and youth development during his mission to India.
Rebecca Tavares, Subhalakshmi Nandi and Ajita Vidyarthi, Mar 08, 2017
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to recognize the changing world of work, and the new challenges it throws up for women. Op-Ed by UN Women India's Rebecca Tavares, Subhalakshmi Nandi and Ajita Vidyarthi.
Sonal Shah and Abhinandita Mathur, Mar 08, 2017
For International Women’s Day, we decided to profile eight women in fields that are typically associated with men. These women are engaged in diverse occupations—from patching 20kg truck tires to building nanosized cell culture models for pharmaceutical testing. Their motivations vary widely, with some responding to practical concerns and other following their passions, but they all have one thing in common: an indomitable resolve to be counted as equal citizens.
International Labour Organisation
Aarefa Johari, Mar 08, 2017
The International Labour Organisation's 'women and work' report reveals that 65% of Indian men want women to work, compared with 52% of Indian women.
United Nations Development Programme
Jaco Cilliers, Feb 22, 2017
Governments, philanthropists and business can forge partnerships and blend financial models to achieve the sustainable development goals. Op-Ed by Jaco Cillers, Country Director, UNDP in India.
António Guterres, Feb 08, 2017
All of humanity will benefit by listening, learning and working with the people of the continent. Op-Ed by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the occasion of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Burak Akcapar, Jan 09, 2017
As the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for over a decade, António Guterres set the bar high in helping millions of refugees who have escaped indomitable circumstances.
Government of Assam
K.V. Eapen, Jan 09, 2017
K.V. Eapen, Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Development Department, Government of Assam discusses how the SDGs can be weaved into state governance.
Yuri Afanasiev, Dec 22, 2016
India will have six megacities with over 10 million residents each, and will witness an urban explosion never seen before. Op-Ed by Yuri Afanasiev is the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India.
Barbara Crossette, Dec 21, 2016
The United Nations will swear in António Guterres as its ninth secretary-general on 12 Dec, when the organisation will be only weeks away from the inauguration of Donald Trump.
Sebastian von Einsiedel and Cale Salih, Nov 29, 2016
The election of Donald Trump as the next United States President has created significant unease in the United Nations. While much remains unclear and difficult to predict, the views of Mr Trump and his advisers, combined with Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress for at least the next two years, indicate that the UN is headed toward a new and potentially challenging relationship with the US.
Li Yong, Nov 23, 2016
UNIDO will carry forward the advancement of manufacturing technology within India as well as the transfer of technology and expertise to other developing countries, specially least developed countries in Africa.