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UKIERI - UK India Education Research Initiative started in April 2006 with the goal of enhancing educational links between India and the UK. It has been identified as a key multi stakeholder programme that has strengthened the educational relations between the two countries and has been successful in covering all segments of the education sector. The main aim of Phase 1 (2006- 2011) of the programme was to establish UKIERI as a framework to enable a step-change in the UK-India relationship on education and research. Phase 2 (2011-2016) focused on thematic areas agreed by both countries which included Leadership Development, Innovation Partnerships, Skills Development and Enhancing Mobility. Learn more:

Underemployment is the under-use of a worker due to a job that does not use the worker's skills, or is part time, or leaves the worker idle.[2] Examples include holding a part-time job despite desiring full-time work, and overqualification, where the employee has education, experience, or skills beyond the requirements of the job.Underemployment is a significant cause of poverty: although the worker may be able to find part-time work, the part-time pay may not be sufficient for basic needs. Underemployment is a problem particularly in developing countries, where the unemployment rate is often quite low, as most workers are doing subsistence work or occasional part-time jobs. Learn more:

UNDP - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network. It’s aim is to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities through the sustainable development of nations.It provides expert advice, training and gives support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations. The status of UNDP is that of an executive board within the United Nations General Assembly. UNDP also encourages the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women in all of its programmes. Additionally, the UNDP works internationally to help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP works with nations on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.

Unemployment or joblessness is the situation of actively looking for employment but not being currently employed.The state of being without any work for an educated person, for earning one's livelihood is meant by unemployment. Economists distinguish between various overlapping types of and theories of unemployment.Unemployment occurs when a person who is actively searching for employment is unable to find work. Unemployment is often used as a measure of the health of the economy. The most frequent measure of unemployment is the unemployment rate, which is the number of unemployed people divided by the number of people in the labor force. Learn more:

UNESCO - UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training is one of seven UNESCO institutes and centres working in the field of education. The International Centre is located at the United Nations Campus in Bonn, Germany and is financed by both UNESCO and the German government. UNESCO-UNEVOC is the International Centre for connecting UNESCO Member States worldwide to develop and strengthen technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The Centre works in the context of UNESCO’s mandate for Education for All and Education for Sustainable Development. The Centre's official mission is to assist Member States to strengthen and upgrade their TVET systems to achieve the "access for all, high quality, relevant and effective programmes and learning opportunities throughout life”.

UNICEF - The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II.In 1950, UNICEF's mandate was extended to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere.UNICEF's Supply Division is based in Copenhagen and serves as the primary point of distribution for such essential items as vaccines, antiretroviral medicines for children and mothers with HIV, nutritional supplements, emergency shelters, family reunification, and educational supplies. Learn more:

UNIDO -The United Nations Industrial Development Organization is a specialized agency in the United Nations system, headquartered in Vienna, Austria. UNIDO was established as a UN programme in 1966 with headquarters in Vienna, Austria and became a specialized agency of the United Nations in 1985.The Organization's main objective is the promotion and acceleration of industrial development in developing countries and countries with economies in transition and the promotion of international industrial cooperation.UNIDO recognizes that competitive and environmentally sustainable industry has a vital role to play in accelerating economic growth, reducing poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Learn more:

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