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On December 22, 2005, the United Nations General Assembly identified solidarity as one of the fundamental and universal values that should underline relations between people from around the world in the 21st century. The General Assembly, thus, proclaimed December 20 of each year as International Human Solidarity Day.(Unsplash)

International Human Solidarity Day 2020: History and significance of this day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 07:19 AM IST
On this day, the UN encourages new initiatives for poverty eradication with events held all over the world to promote the importance of solidarity. These events include presentations, seminars, conferences, and roundtable discussions.
Indians wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus shop at a market in New Delhi, India.(AP)
Indians wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus shop at a market in New Delhi, India.(AP)

India slips a spot in UN’s human development index, ranks at 131 now: 8 points

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 08:02 PM IST
Human Development Index is the measure of a nation’s health, education, and standards of living.
Actor Sonu Sood won praise from all quarters for his untiring efforts to help migrant workers during coronavirus lockdown.(PTI)
Actor Sonu Sood won praise from all quarters for his untiring efforts to help migrant workers during coronavirus lockdown.(PTI)

Sonu Sood mortgages 8 Juhu properties to raise Rs 10 crore for needy: report

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:13 PM IST
According to a new report, actor Sonu Sood has mortgaged eight properties -- two shops and six flats -- in Juhu, to raise funds for his humanitarian efforts.
Actor Sonu Sood accepted a Green India Challenge and planted saplings at Ramoji Film City.(ANI)
Actor Sonu Sood accepted a Green India Challenge and planted saplings at Ramoji Film City.(ANI)

Sonu Sood conferred with Special Humanitarian Award by UNDP, joins likes of Priyanka Chopra, Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 07:00 PM IST
Actor Sonu Sood has been conferred with the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), for his philanthropic services during the coronavirus lockdown.
They established three material recovery facilities (Swachhta Kendras) to create value out of waste.
They established three material recovery facilities (Swachhta Kendras) to create value out of waste.

HUL and UNDP successfully implement robust plastic waste management model in Mumbai

UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 06:30 PM IST
They have leveraged technology for holistic plastic material recovery framework across more than 33,000 households in Mumbai.
The poverty rate for women was expected to decrease by 2.7 per cent between 2019 and 2021, but projections now point to an increase of 9.1 per cent due to the pandemic and its fallout.(REUTERS)
The poverty rate for women was expected to decrease by 2.7 per cent between 2019 and 2021, but projections now point to an increase of 9.1 per cent due to the pandemic and its fallout.(REUTERS)

Covid-19 pandemic will push 47 million more women, girls into extreme poverty by 2021: UN

United Nations | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 09:36 AM IST
The new analysis by the UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said the Covid-19 crisis will dramatically increase the poverty rate for women and widen the gap between men and women who live in poverty.
A snow leopard camera trapped in Gori Valley in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district.(HT File Photo)
A snow leopard camera trapped in Gori Valley in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district.(HT File Photo)

India’s first snow leopard conservation centre to come up in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2020 10:18 PM IST
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat along with state forest minister and officials from the state forest department took a meeting in this regard on Saturday.
The virus has brought havoc to the developing world where millions work in the informal economy with little access to government welfare or other support.(HT Photo)
The virus has brought havoc to the developing world where millions work in the informal economy with little access to government welfare or other support.(HT Photo)

UN calls for basic income to help world’s poorest in coronavirus fight

United Nations | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2020 01:54 PM IST
As infection numbers spike in developing countries, measures to protect vulnerable populations are “urgently needed”, according to a report released Wednesday by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
India on Wednesday kicked-off a USD 43 million project to boost climate resilience in three coastal states in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
India on Wednesday kicked-off a USD 43 million project to boost climate resilience in three coastal states in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

India gets USD 43 million from Green Climate Fund to boost climate resilience in 3 coastal states

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 07:37 AM IST
The project is funded by the Green Climate Fund, established within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to assist developing countries.
The project will be implemented in tribal districts Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur and Pangi in Chamba district.(HT File)
The project will be implemented in tribal districts Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur and Pangi in Chamba district.(HT File)

130 crore allocated to protect endangered snow leopard in Himachal

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Navneet Rathore, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2019 10:40 PM IST
The project to protect the 200 or so snow leopards in Himachal begins in 2019 and will be completed by 2024.
A female project manager raised the issue of the difficulties faced by young girls and women in going to skill development institutes and joining the workforce.(PTI Photo)
A female project manager raised the issue of the difficulties faced by young girls and women in going to skill development institutes and joining the workforce.(PTI Photo)

Where women inclusion went missing

Gurugram | By Archana Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 12:04 PM IST
People talked about electric vehicles, blockchain, augmented reality and the necessity of creating a workforce that understands such issues.
Another insight from the report was that close to 80 per cent of candidates assessed were keen to explore internship opportunities as they believed it would help them in being more employable.(HT File Photos)
Another insight from the report was that close to 80 per cent of candidates assessed were keen to explore internship opportunities as they believed it would help them in being more employable.(HT File Photos)

Andhra Pradesh tops in employability level among states: India Skills Report 2019

Andhra Pradesh | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2018 12:05 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh was one of the preferred hiring destinations and one of the most preferred states of work by both men and women job-seekers, said the report, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Association of Indian Universities.
Members of All India Democratic Women's Association and various other organisations protest against the Rewari gang rape case, Haryana Bhawan, New Delhi, September 17, 2018(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Members of All India Democratic Women's Association and various other organisations protest against the Rewari gang rape case, Haryana Bhawan, New Delhi, September 17, 2018(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

How rapes are impacting the mobility of women

UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 05:51 PM IST
A heinous gang rape of one girl impacts the mobility of many others, affecting their ability to participate in public life
India’s Human Development Index (HDI) value for 2017 is 0.640, which put the country in the medium human development category.(Bachchan Kumar/HT File Photo)
India’s Human Development Index (HDI) value for 2017 is 0.640, which put the country in the medium human development category.(Bachchan Kumar/HT File Photo)

India up one notch to 130 in UN’s Human Development Index

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 08:25 PM IST
Between 1990 and 2017, India’s HDI value has increased from 0.427 to 0.640, an increase of nearly 50%. .
Following a disaster, incidents of sexual and domestic violence shoot up and there is often a spike in the trafficking of children and women.Relief camps leave many women feeling vulnerable.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Following a disaster, incidents of sexual and domestic violence shoot up and there is often a spike in the trafficking of children and women.Relief camps leave many women feeling vulnerable.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Women should lead the way in rebuilding Kerala

UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 07:07 PM IST
Today, we know that while floods, droughts, fires, earthquakes and tsunamis do not discriminate on the grounds of caste, religion or gender, their impact is profoundly discriminatory. Studies have shown that it is women (and the poor and marginalised) who bear their heaviest burden.
In Uttarakhand’s hilly interiors, rural settlements are fast turning into ghost villages with people migrating to the plains in search of employment and for education.(AFP File Photo)
In Uttarakhand’s hilly interiors, rural settlements are fast turning into ghost villages with people migrating to the plains in search of employment and for education.(AFP File Photo)

Government to revamp planning strategy to ‘end poverty, check hill migration’

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 10:02 PM IST
The government is reorienting planning process to make it outcome based, for which officials’ accountability will also be fixed.
Enjoy the best of jazz at this celebration.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Enjoy the best of jazz at this celebration.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

International Jazz Day: Be part of this seven-hour celebration of jazz in town

By Aditya Dogra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 05:53 PM IST
If you are an ardent lover of the genre, looking to celebrate International Jazz Day in style, make sure you don’t miss this celebration in the city that will witness musicians and poets from all over the world.
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