Mrinalini Santhanam, Nov 10, 2017
Three IITians have developed a device that converts soot emitted from diesel generators to ink — fighting air pollution. On World Science Day for Peace and Development, they share their story.
António Guterres, Nov 06, 2017
António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations outlines his vision for how the tech world can play its part in creating a more harmonious world at #WebSummit 2017.
Haoliang Xu, Nov 04, 2017
To know the terror of a tsunami, listen to the stories of survivors. Oped by Haoliang Xu, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific.
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Manit Rastogi, Oct 31, 2017
Given that our cities occupy a mere 2 percent of the earth's land surface and yet consume 75 percent of the earth’s resources, there is a need to start exploring the possibilities of a closed-loop typology of architecture, a closed loop that looks at consumption and waste simultaneously.
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UN Women India Multi-Country Office, Oct 31, 2017
The Government of India launched the Smart Cities Mission on 25 June 2015. The objective of the mission is to promote sustainable and inclusive cities that provide core infrastructure and a decent quality of life to their citizens; a clean and sustainable environment; and the application of “smart” solutions.
Achim Steiner, Oct 17, 2017
This year’s theme for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 'Answering the Call to End Poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies', celebrates the 25 year anniversary of the creation of this international day and the idea behind it: that hunger, lack of education, and violence are not inevitable. Read UNDP Administrator’s statement on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Achim Steiner, Patricia Espinosa & Robert Glasser, Oct 13, 2017
Read an oped by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction Robert Glasser in The Hindu. They discuss the need to invest in efforts to adapt to climate change to reduce disaster risk.
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G. Padmanabhan, Oct 13, 2017
The devastating impact of recent hurricanes in the Carribbean Islands and in parts of the United States indicate how important it is to plan and prepare for disasters, especially if we are to minimise the number of people affected by them. The wrenching stories coming out of the places worst-hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, of families left in the dark without power or water for days and weeks, highlight the urgency of the task at hand. Today, on the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, is a good opportunity to take stock of the strides made in preparing for and managing the...
Yasmin Ali Haque, Diego Palacios and Rebecca Tavares, Oct 11, 2017
Today is International Day of the Girl Child, a good day to celebrate the progress India has made in advancing the rights of half its children. Concerted efforts over the last decades are bringing results. According to the National Family and Health Survey (2015-16), teenage pregnancy has halved in the last 10 years and the percentage of girls married as children has decreased from 47% to 27%. Oped by Yasmin Ali Haque, Diego Palacios and Rebecca Tavares.