MDG8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
Apr 05, 2013 01:05 PM
In Sri Lanka 20 million citizens suffer from lack of access to clean water. To remedy this non-profits and Governments of different countries are working together to develop the Sri Lanka Water Project.
[Health] [Sri Lanka] [MDGs] [Water]
Feb 02, 2013 02:10 PM
Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade, Quebec, Canada, Jean-Francois Lisee who was in Delhi to attend the TERI-organised conference, the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit-2013 (DSDS), tells OneWorld that leading by example is the key to ensuring every nation takes climate change seriously.
[Climate change] [Quebec] [Sustainability] [USA]
Jan 31, 2013 02:40 PM
Overwhelming floods, recurring tsunamis, and increasing water levels-these are some of the perils that islands face all over the world. Heads of island countries like Seychelles, Kiribati and Guyana meet at the DSDS 2013 to discuss the future they want for their countries in terms of sustainable development.
[Island nations] [Climate change] [Sustainable development] [Rio 20+] [DSDS 2013]
Jan 24, 2013 12:40 PM A global treaty is set to change the very alchemy of controlling and managing mercury. Under the legally-binding agreement, appropriately named the Minamata Convention on Mercury, nations around the world would abide by a set of measures designed to control and curb the use of mercury, both in every-day products like thermometers and light bulbs and in sectors like mining, cement and power.
Jan 11, 2013 11:30 AM
We seem to be finally gaining on absolute poverty, the report by an NGO asserts, even as we near the 2015 deadline of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
[Clean energy] [Child Rights] [Education] [Health and Nutrition] [Education Policy] [Education For All] [Health MDGs] [Health] [Girl education] [Millennium Development Goals]
Jan 10, 2013 10:30 AM
Since its inception, the Department for International Development (DFID) has been working to create a world that is equal and poverty-free. Mark Lowcock, DFID Permanent Secretary, talks to Bushra Ahmed of OneWorld South Asia about the UK's development aid plans, the complexity of development and the need for collaboration between countries if development aid has to be put to good use.
[Transparency] [Accountability] [UK] [Trade] [Aid policy] [DFID] [Development aid]
Jan 03, 2013 11:34 AM
In a development that has largely gone unnoticed, India and Pakistan began the new year by exchanging a list of prisoners from the two countries.
[India Pakistan Fisherman] [South Asia] [Indian BSF] [Indian High Commission] [Pakistani Prisons] [Indian Navy] [India Pakistan Prisoners] [Sir Creek]
Dec 27, 2012 05:20 PM
Heather Mansfield is the owner of DIOSA Communications and author of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. A pioneer in employing social media for the nonprofit sector, Heather shares her rich experience of using the Internet for fundraising, community-building, and advocacy with Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia.
[IT] [Digital tools] [Internet] [Nonprofit Tech 2.0] [Heather Mansfield] [Twitter] [Digital divide] [Facebook] [Information technology] [DIOSA Communications] [Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits] [Digital inclusion] [India nonprofits] [Indian NGOs]
Dec 27, 2012 12:01 PM
It is in India's interest that Nepal progresses as a stable, secular, democratic republic, the Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, said.
[Pranab Mukherjee] [Nepal Prime Minister] [Nepal President] [Ram Baran Yadav] [Indian President] [South Asia]
Dec 18, 2012 10:30 AM
Global interdependence was deepening along economic, social, and environmental dimensions, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said.
[Ban Ki-moon] [Global Solidarity] [United Nations] [UN Secretary General]
Nov 06, 2012 10:27 AM
The international community should strengthen its coordination with local humanitarian aid community in times of disaster, says the Government of Bangladesh.
[Bangladesh] [Humanitarian aid] [Disaster] [South Asia]
Nov 03, 2012 06:00 PM
The Government of India will hold discussions on policy and regulatory frameworks for the promotion of renewable energy with Ministers of Renewable Energy of ASEAN countries in New Delhi on November 7, 2012.
[India] [Renewable energy] [ASEAN] [Environment]
Nov 02, 2012 11:00 AM
Poverty Alleviation Fund in Nepal is combining participatory approach with radio and telecommunications platforms to engage the communities.
[Community radio] [Governance] [South Asia] [Nepal Radio]
Oct 15, 2012 12:05 PM
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure are on the cusp of disaster, writes Sunita Narain, Director General of CSE.
[Corporate Governance] [Inclusion] [Poverty] [Accountability] [India]
Jul 24, 2012 05:05 PM The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Bank latest publication Framework for Assessing and Monitoring Forest Governance will assist the countries assess the governance of their forest resources.
Feb 28, 2012 02:00 PM
A global partnership for oceans, facilitated by The World Bank, brings governments, scientists, advocacy organistaions, the private sector and international public institutions to tackle over-exploitation of marine resources.
[Oceans] [World Bank] [Overfishing]
Feb 23, 2012 11:45 AM
Praful Bidwai's book The Politics of Climate Change and the Global Crisis: Mortgaging Our Future presents an insightful and stern view on climate change and a corresponding advocacy to prevent this change.
Feb 23, 2012 12:00 AM
After the discovery of unsafe levels of arsenic in Nepal's groundwater more than a decade ago, government officials and aid groups are finally taking a critical look at whether their efforts have made a difference.
[Environment] [Aid] [Nepal] [South Asia]
Feb 09, 2012 05:58 PM
The fifth edition of the 'Cool IT Leaderboard' report, prepared by Greenpeace India, ranks 21 IT companies according to their clean energy leadership potential, willingness to embrace clean energy solutions and potential to influence energy decisions.
[Climate] [Technology] [Energy] [Greenpeace International]