Taiwan seeks participation in WHA



Jose Kalathil

Taiwan has sought participation in the World Health Assembly 2017, to be held from May 21 to 31, the registration of which ends today.

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World parliamentarians in drive to end extreme inequalities




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.

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Plea for strong laws on road safety


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.

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

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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 the causes of inequality for both women and men.

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Rising Sea Levels

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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 significant rise in the last 2000 years. This indicates future surges in tidal flows in coastal regions with high tides and storms.

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Pakistan and the Global Water War

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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.

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Justice, Security and Rule of Law: International Criminal Law


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 when efforts at diplomacy have failed are the International Criminal Court (ICC), and ad hoc and hybrid courts. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) can handle civil matters brought by one member nation against another. The establishment of these courts is a milestone in the history of mankind.

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