MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
Jul 25, 2015 05:00 PM
According to a new, the Sustainable Development Goals will sustain only if they are underpinned by a secure foundation of natural capital.
[SDGs] [Sustainable Development] [UNEP] [South Asia] [Environment] [Natural resources]
Jul 16, 2015 01:41 PM The MDG report confirms that goal-setting can lift millions of people out of poverty, empower women and girls, improve health and well-being, and provide vast new opportunities for better lives.
Jul 07, 2015 10:02 PM
Despite significant gains accomplished by the MDGs, progress has been uneven across the globe, the final MDG report reveals.
[China] [India] [Millennium Development Goals] [South Asia] [Poverty and Hunger]
Jul 07, 2015 08:39 PM
The report also reveals that under-five mortality rate in South Asia has fallen by 60 per cent or more since 1990.
[Health MDGs] [India] [Millennium Development Goals] [South Asia] [UN-ESCAP]
Jul 06, 2015 05:21 PM
The campaign 'If hashstags could feed' on Twitter is aimed at persuading people to donate money towards feeding the school children in India.
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Jun 22, 2015 01:41 PM
Building a conducing farming atmosphere is important for reducing a farmer’s dependency on the external factors, opined experts at a summit in New Delhi.
[Agri-business] [Indian Farmers] [Agriculture] [South Asia] [Farming]
Jun 20, 2015 01:00 AM
Experts at an agro summit in New Delhi called for bridging the information gap in the agricultural sector for enhancing farmers’ profits.
[Agri-business] [Agri-technology] [Agriculture] [South Asia] [Indian Government] [Indian Farmers]
Jun 08, 2015 07:57 PM
Lakhs of Indians write to the Prime Minister for a better future as part of the Action-2015 May mobilisation campaign.
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May 29, 2015 01:00 AM
The mobile based services would be especially beneficial to the small and marginal farmers living on the edge of poverty, says the report.
[Mobile technology] [Agriculture] [South Asia] [Mobile phones]
May 14, 2015 06:05 PM In terms of inclusive growth, developing countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh rank at the bottom in the Asia Pacific region, says a report by the UNESCAP.
Jan 21, 2015 03:58 PM Civil society leaders have urged the Indian government for a comprehensive strategy involving people to arrest severe acute malnutrition.
Nov 13, 2014 02:29 PM India’s Minister for Rural Development said that if the need arises some new works will also be added to the scheme.
Nov 07, 2014 04:58 PM
Dipa Sinha, a right to food campaigner, who has earlier worked with the office of the commissioner to the Supreme Court of India on the on Right to Food Act, says community mobilisation is necessary for successful implementation of public welfare schemes.
Dipa talks to OneWorld South Asia at the National Consultation on Community Action for Health in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
[India] [Social security]
Oct 25, 2014 08:00 AM “Entrenched poverty and prejudice, and vast gulfs between wealth and destitution, can undermine the fabric of societies,” said Ban Ki-moon, the UN chief.
Oct 24, 2014 08:00 AM “Family farmers are key to unlocking global progress,” said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Oct 22, 2014 12:29 PM “Political commitment and leadership from governments is the first step towards achieving food security,” says an FAO official.
Oct 16, 2014 11:20 AM In Sri Lanka, proportion of undernourished in the population steadily decreased from a 33.4% in 1990-1992 period to 22.8% in the 2011-2013.
Sep 20, 2014 06:00 AM
Clarity among people on the ambitious Jan Dhan scheme is very crucial, said a high ranking Indian official.
[India social schemes] [Poverty eradication] [Indian Government] [Poverty reduction]
Sep 18, 2014 05:10 PM
This scheme, ‘Swavalamban Abhiyan’, will benefit and empower the women in Gujarat, said the Indian Prime Minister during the launch.
[Sustainable Development] [South Asia] [Poverty]