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Posts Tagged ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’

Plea for strong laws on road safety

By Jose Kalathil In order to create awareness about road safety, Consumer Voice, a voluntary organization in the interest of Consumer Education, with the support from Cycling for Environment Club and Delhi Traffic Police, organised a cycle rally, Cyclothon, in New Delhi on Saturday, in which about 100 cyclists participated.

Govt inaction on inequality means women work four years longer than men

Jenny Vaughan/Mercy Corps   By Alpha Jallow According to new figures released today by international NGO ActionAid, women are working an average of four years longer than men during their life, largely because of their greater role in housework and caring for children, the sick and elderly. Around the world governments are failing to take action to deal with […]

Rising Sea Levels

Banaras Khan/AFP   By Zeeshan A. Shah   Global Sea levels have been rising at an alarming rate this century. Since 1900, the recorded rise in sea levels has been documented at the rate of 0.6 inches per decade but post 1992, recorded levels have seen an increase to 1.2 inches per decade – a […]

Pakistan and the Global Water War

APP photo   By Zeeshan A. Shah Over 7 billion people today need food and water to live and survive. Another 2 billion will be added to that number by 2050. Estimates say that human beings can survive a month without food, but not more than 15 days without water.

Justice, Security and Rule of Law: International Criminal Law

By Cynthia M. Lardner International criminal tribunals have been created to redress the harm done to millions of victims as a result of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, to provide reparations, and to act as a deterrent. Vested with the authority to proceed when nations are unable to effectively adjudicate matters internally and […]

Sustainable energy for all: Overcoming challenges in energy for under-developed economies

By Anant Mishra Introduction Almost 30 years ago, the concept of sustainable energy was still in its infancy, unexplored, undiscussed and relatively without a use. In other words, the concept of renewable energy received no attention from the political leaders or the policy makers then.

Justice, Security and Rule of Law: How the United Nations Security Council Has Failed You

Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters   By Cynthia M. Lardner In today’s turbulent world “…three core themes come to the fore: justice, security, and rule of law,” stated Dr. Abi Williams, President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice, who has previously served under United Nations Secretary Generals Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon.

The Fight Against Modern Slavery

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi   By Belinda Goldsmith, Astrid Zweynert and Alex Whiting Nearly 46 million people around the world are living as slaves, forced to work in factories, mines and farms, sold for sex, trapped in debt bondage or born into servitude, according to the third Global Slavery Index released today.

Interview with Anant Mishra

  Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.

Questioning the intelligent use of foreign aid: Diplomacy all the way

By Anant Mishra Introduction Not long ago, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, on the occasion of International Migrants Day said: “Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future.”

UNDP state that significant progress made in DRC development

By Darell Maurice Priya Gajraj, Country Director of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), said on Wednesday, in the capital city Kinshasa that “the DRC is in the top ten reformers out of 189 and has the most attractive investment and mining codes, which helps to explain the economic growth of the country (8.5% in 2013; 8.9% […]

Combating Gender Based Violence

By Anant Mishra Achieving Gender Equality in Post 2015 “The most pervasive human rights abuse in the world today, violence against women and girls is a manifestation of gender-based discrimination and a universal phenomenon which has tremendous costs for societies.”