IPU By Sheuli Akter Expressing grave concern with the extreme political, social and economic inequalities prevalent in the world, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has called for immediate action to reverse this trend and leave no one behind.
Posts Tagged ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.
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.”
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% […]