Tag: United Nations

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  • Long-term impacts of institutional care on children

    Long-term impacts of institutional care on children

    While the very foundation of institutional care is to provide care and education to abandoned and orphaned children, the standard of such facilities varies between being the optimum level of care to being highly inadequate.

    March 28, 2019
  • WFP chief David Beasley to visit cyclone-battered Mozambique

    WFP chief David Beasley to visit cyclone-battered Mozambique

    Satellite imagery has shown floodplains that included an "inland ocean" 125 km by 25 km, the size of Luxembourg, according to WFP.

    March 26, 2019
  • Parlous planet

    Parlous planet

    The findings will bear on public health not the least because a quarter of all premature deaths and diseases worldwide are due to manmade pollution and environmental damage.

    March 25, 2019
  • ‘Golan Heights will always remain Arab Syrian territory’

    ‘Golan Heights will always remain Arab Syrian territory’

    "The Government of the Syrian Arab Republic strongly condemns this irresponsible statement on the legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan," the Syrian ambassador said.

    March 23, 2019
  • Crop-guzzling insect threatens farms from India to Thailand: UN warns

    Crop-guzzling insect threatens farms from India to Thailand: UN warns

    A crop-guzzling insect, which has moved from its native Americas to Asia, threatens to cost farmers from India to Thailand billions of dollars in lost production, the UN food agency has warned.

    March 21, 2019
  • A consultant remembers

    A consultant remembers

    The future of the UN and its various political and development agencies is being actively discussed by its members and the public at large.

    March 18, 2019
  • Divisive policies will undermine India’s economic growth: UN Human Rights chief

    Divisive policies will undermine India’s economic growth: UN Human Rights chief

    She alleged that "it appears that narrow political agendas are driving the further marginalisation of vulnerable people".

    March 7, 2019
  • Guterres hasn’t spoken to India, Pakistan PMs, but other leaders

    Guterres hasn’t spoken to India, Pakistan PMs, but other leaders

    "The Secretary-General has had no calls with those two heads of government as far as I am aware, but he has had contacts with both sides to express his concern and the need to do as much as anyone can to de-escalate the tensions".

    March 6, 2019
  • Freebies compromise good governance

    Freebies compromise good governance

    Recently, the government at the Centre unveiled a raft of budget sweeteners for farmers, the middle class and even cows.

    March 3, 2019
  • Balance for Better

    Balance for Better

    In a gender-balanced world, we need to see rural women with laptops, not gas cylinders. This is perhaps what the United Nations has underscored for the International Women's Day 2019#Balanceforbetter. The day, observed on 8 March each year, is a shake-up call. It is a gender sensitisation day, it is a day not about women's exclusivity or exceptionalism, IWD is about gender inclusiveness and gender equality.

    March 3, 2019
  • Pakistan to move UN against India for ‘eco-terrorism’, says IAF jets bombed its forests

    Pakistan to move UN against India for ‘eco-terrorism’, says IAF jets bombed its forests

    Pakistan says the IAF strikes damaged pine trees and brought the nuclear-armed nations to blows

    March 1, 2019
  • UN body to hold second edition of Gender Equality Summit in New Delhi

    UN body to hold second edition of Gender Equality Summit in New Delhi

    The summit aims to discuss issues and seek solutions and formulate corrective actions on gender equality and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) agreed by 195 countries of the United Nations

    February 26, 2019
  • International Mother Language Day | UN compiling proverbs, invites entries in all languages

    International Mother Language Day | UN compiling proverbs, invites entries in all languages

    The most appropriate proverbs will be selected to be published on the UN website

    February 20, 2019
  • How much should India trust China?

    How much should India trust China?

    Even a leader of the stature of Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee on a visit to China put another nail in the coffin of the Tibetans by signing that the Chinese had exercised sovereignty over Tibet.

    February 10, 2019
  • Culture of Peace

    Culture of Peace

    If the goal of education is freedom from ignorance, freedom from dependence and freedom from prejudice, then it is time to ask ourselves whether our education has enabled us to acquire the necessary competence to understand the world in which we live, to develop the skills to live independently and also to live collectively. Harmonious coexistence of multiple identities is the core of human civilization. Sharing is the basis for civilised collective living in a civil society.

    February 6, 2019
  • Pakistan attacks India’s quest for permanent UNSC seat

    Pakistan attacks India’s quest for permanent UNSC seat

    India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin had said on Tuesday, "If despite our best efforts, credible progress evades us once again, then we should not shy away from reviewing how we engage on this very important issue."

    January 31, 2019
  • Two Sri Lankan peacekeepers killed in Mali

    Two Sri Lankan peacekeepers killed in Mali

    Six Sri Lankan peacekeepers were also injured in the attack on Friday near Douentza, Mopti region, the UN said.

    January 26, 2019