MDG8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
Dec 16, 2011 12:23 PM
The proposed EU-India Free Trade Agreement will flood Indian markets with imported agricultural goods and snatch away the livelihoods of small farmers and retails, concludes a report by NGOs at the 8th ministerial meeting of WTO.
[EU] [India] [Trade]
Dec 15, 2011 05:07 PM
The UN has launched the biggest humanitarian appeal in the past two decades to provide assistance to 51 million people facing the impact of climate change across 16 countries.
[Aid] [United Nations]
Dec 15, 2011 11:47 AM
Technology giant Google will donate $11.5 million in grant to fight modern day slavery. Money will go to 10 intervention and education organisations working in India, Europe and US to eradicate slave labour.
[Human rights] [Aid]
Dec 14, 2011 01:14 PM
Canada's decision to withdraw from the world's only binding climate treaty has been widely criticised at home and abroad as a 'shameful' excuse to not tackle global warming.
Dec 14, 2011 11:47 AM
A panel of US Congress has cut back $700m worth of military aid to Pakistan for its failure to check the spread of homemade bombs in the region, a move likely to further strain the bilateral ties between the two countries.
[United States] [Aid] [South Asia] [Pakistan]
Dec 13, 2011 05:58 PM
Nuclear weapons can and must be outlawed, as chemical and biological weapons have been, says a group of Asia-Pacific political and military leaders, as they launch a campaign to abolish nuclear weapons.
[Asia-Pacific] [Arms & military]
Dec 12, 2011 12:30 PM
Delegates from the 194 nations have agreed to start negotiations on a new accord binding on all countries to control greenhouse gases which would come into force by 2020.
[Climate change] [United Nations]
Dec 09, 2011 02:27 PM
The Asian Development Bank will provide US$4.5 billion aid in five years to Bangladesh to boost its economic growth and reduce poverty. Over one-third of Bangladesh’s population lives below poverty line.
[Aid] [Poverty] [Bangladesh] [South Asia]
Dec 09, 2011 01:26 PM On International Anti-Corruption Day, the UNODC and the UNDP have developed a joint global campaign, focusing on how corruption hinders efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
Dec 08, 2011 05:48 PM
The largest summit of UN refugee agency appeals for urgently reinforcing the international system that deals with the world's millions of stateless people and those forcibly displaced.
[Human rights] [United Nations]
Dec 08, 2011 03:30 PM Amidst political instability and security concerns, the government of Afghanistan is striving to attract foreign investors for country’s mining sector to boost economy.
Dec 07, 2011 12:52 PM
The recently concluded Bonn Summit will add a new thrust to the inclusion of women's rights in Afghanistan's peace process, hopes Zohra Moosa of ActionAid.
[Afghanistan] [Peace] [South Asia] [Rights] [Gender]
Dec 06, 2011 11:54 AM
On the International Volunteers Day, a UN report emphasises on people’s voluntary engagement and participation as key to achieving the MDGs.
[South Asia] [India] [Volunteering] [United Nations]
Dec 02, 2011 05:08 PM
Nepal has emerged the pioneer in the development of biogas technology and now it is successfully sharing the technique of clean fuel to other countries.
[Environment] [South Asia] [Energy] [Nepal]
Dec 02, 2011 11:40 AM
At Durban climate change summit, rich nations pledge to supply short-term climate finance to help poor countries tackle global warming . Long-term financing, however, remains doubtful.
[Climate change] [United Nations]
Nov 30, 2011 03:19 PM
The Durban climate talks may turn to be a 'greenwash' unless developed states of the
global north make pledges to cut their CO2 emissions, says Indian journalist and
political analyst Praful Bidwai.
[Climate change] [Africa] [United Nations]