UN in India Goodwill Ambassador for the #SDGs, Ashok Amritraj, takes inspiration and motivation from his mother -- who bought him his first tennis racket. Participate in Niti Aayog's #WomenTransform and share your stories of women transforming India.
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Sher Verick, Deputy Director, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India, talks about the puzzling trend of low female labour force participation in South Asia, especially in India.
Meet the Expert video interview series introduces the various experts and specialists working at the ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India. To know more about ILO's work on gender, visit this page.
Meet Rupmani Cheri from India, she is the first UN Volunteer with disabilities. The volunteer has been assigned from India to serve in Ukraine as UN Volunteer Specialist for overcoming the stigmatisation of persons with disabilities.
This deployment is a step towards ensuring that persons with disabilities fulfil their potential with dignity and equality, while also being yet another example of South-South cooperation through volunteerism.
United Nations - UN Secretary-General António Guterres' hails women for their many contributions on International Women's Day, 8 March 2017. This year's theme is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.
Smurfs like eating big Smurfberry pies and singing happy songs, but it's only fun when everyone in Smurf Village has enough to eat and has no worries. So when the Smurfs heard that the United Nations has a big plan to protect all people and the planet, they had to be a part of it. With their boundless energy and positive attitude, the Smurfs are a great choice to help the United Nations celebrate this year's International Day of Happiness on 20 March by promoting the Sustainable Development Goals. The Goals aim to protect people and our planet so we can all live the happiest lives possible.
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Award-winning Hollywood film producer and Wimbledon tennis player, Ashok Amritraj has been appointed the United Nations in India Goodwill Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Chairman and CEO of the Hyde Park Entertainment Group, Mr. Amritraj is the first Ambassador for the UN in India.
Video message by Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General to the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi between 17 and 19 January 2017. Raisina Dialogue is India’s flagship international conference on geo-politics and geo-economics jointly organised by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Observer Research Foundation (ORF).
Ban Ki-moon, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, ends his second five-year term at the helm of the world body on 31 December 2016. In his final interview with UN News, Mr. Ban reflects on his decade-long stint, during which he played a key role in helping the international community confront the globe’s toughest challenges. Hailing from the Republic of Korea, Mr. Ban’s first term began in 2007, and he was unanimously re-appointed by the UN General Assembly to a second term in 2012. Full interview available here.
On 16 December 2016, in a historic moment, the Indian Parliament has passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2016 to improve the lives of people living with disabilities in India. Watch Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator, congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and members of Parliament for this pathbreaking achievement.