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 28, 2015 03:26 PM The Asia-Pacific region has achieved the Millennium Development Goals’ hunger target (MDG-1c) of halving the proportion of undernourished people in 2015.
May 28, 2015 12:15 PM The action plan is a historic resolution to combat antimicrobial resistance by addressing all contributing factors—human, animal and agricultural. India needs momentous regulatory measures urgently.
May 27, 2015 03:30 PM Foodgrain productivity must rise from 2 tons per hectare to 3 tons per hectare, said the Indian Prime Minister, Narendera Modi.
May 26, 2015 12:45 PM
As earthquakes continue to hit South Asia, experts review emergency preparedness and response mechanism in New Delhi.
[Disaster resilience] [Nepal] [India] [ICRC] [South Asia] [Earthquake] [Disaster management]
May 25, 2015 03:27 PM UN Experts have called for the universal ratification and implementation of the Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
May 25, 2015 08:00 AM Individuals and organisations doing exemplary work towards the cause of accessibility for people with disabilities will be honoured .
May 22, 2015 12:30 PM
The voice based legal information kiosks or NyayaPath as they are called have been set up in the largely tribal states of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.
[Tribal area] [South Asia] [Justice] [Indian Government] [ICTs]
May 21, 2015 05:17 PM In an interview to CNN-IBN, an English news channel, US Ambassador Richard Verma called for a dialogue with the Narendra Modi government on the recent crackdown on foreign NGOs like Greenpeace and donors like Ford Foundation.
May 21, 2015 02:05 PM With sex workers themselves being a distress lot, it is their children who face real discrimination at the hands of society, writes Amoga Laxmi Sukka.
May 21, 2015 01:17 PM There is great potential for low-carbon and resource-efficient growth in the Asia Pacific, says a new UNEP report.
May 21, 2015 09:30 AM The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted by Member States on March 18, 2015.
May 20, 2015 01:15 PM
Dr Ranjana Kumari, a long-time champion for women’s causes, has worked tirelessly to promote women's political participation
[Gender inequality] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender Inequality] [Gender Sensitivity]
May 18, 2015 03:50 PM “We are still in full emergency mode – the task at hand remains expanding our response while also adapting to meet emerging needs,” said an IFRC official.
May 18, 2015 01:05 PM The internet giant Google will support three non-profits in India for promoting child safety.
May 15, 2015 07:00 PM
There is a need for celebrating biodiversity as an important component for eradicating poverty, said Gunter Pauli, author of the book, The Blue Economy, version 2.0.
[Biotech] [To Choose Our Future] [India] [The Blue Economy] [Sustainable Development] [Blue Economy] [South Asia]
May 15, 2015 02:30 PM Akshaya Patra has been selected for achievement and excellence in the NGO segment for the year 2015.
May 15, 2015 12:10 PM A prominent civil society face, Dr Martha Farrell, who worked extensively on issues related to gender, succumbed to a Taliban attack in Kabul.
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.
May 14, 2015 03:35 PM In the last four years, Woodland has inspired its employees and customers to raise 15 million rupees for the UNICEF WASH programme.