Dec 22, 2014 12:25 PM Speaking in Geneva this week, Professor Geoff Gilbert presented a report that showed how better engagement could enhance the long-term welfare of millions of refugees.
Dec 20, 2014 09:55 AM Experts called for systemic changes to make sure that the downtrodden communities have access to the entitlements bestowed on them.
Dec 19, 2014 02:35 PM
Some 28 upper-middle-income and high-income economies accounted for 85.5% of the total economic damage from natural disasters between 2004 and 2013.
[India] [Disaster Management] [Disaster reduction] [South Asia]
Dec 19, 2014 01:08 PM In the past decade alone, armed conflicts are estimated to have claimed the lives of over two million children.
Dec 18, 2014 05:50 PM The initiative christened as ‘Project Uddan’ aims at providing safe and secure shelter for the children residing in the red light area.
Dec 18, 2014 11:26 AM “The third day into the crisis, the situation remain serious,” says Safa Musthafa, Communications Manager for Maldivian Red Crescent (MRC).
Dec 18, 2014 01:00 AM Earlier, a district court said that Union Carbide could not be used for cleaning up the mess left after the Bhopal gas tragedy.
Dec 17, 2014 08:10 AM Coming from a densely populated coastal area, Radio Benziger, with a tagline – ‘To Love is To Serve’, has come up with various initiatives to empower the community and keep it engaged with the radio.
Dec 16, 2014 03:47 PM Dr. Ranjana Kumari, Director Centre for Social Research, who is leading the campaign, has urged on seeking the engagement and formal commitment of the Indian Prime Minister on this matter.
Dec 15, 2014 03:20 PM “We have been talking over the last two decades. Now it is time to begin real, serious negotiations,” the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
Dec 13, 2014 02:00 AM India HIV/AIDS Alliance held a public hearing on increase in violence and discrimination cases against sexual minorities since the Section 377 verdict in 2013.
Dec 12, 2014 09:35 AM In an announcement by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), India’s 833 million square feet of building space is using LEED.
Dec 10, 2014 03:22 PM Ninety cent of mangroves are found in developing countries and many of are under threat.
Dec 09, 2014 05:35 PM According to statistics from the International Labour Organization there are approximately 12.6 million child labourers in India.
Dec 02, 2014 08:00 PM As the head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres is the most sought after climate change leader in the world today. The UNFCCC is currently organising the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima to come up with a universal climate change draft agreement for final negotiations in Paris in 2015. Ms Figueres took time off from her busy schedule to respond to Rajiv Tikoo on a wide range of issues. Excerpts from the interview:
Dec 02, 2014 05:00 PM
The Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, which killed around 20,000 people and poisoned more than half a million, thirty years ago, is yet to be brought to justice.
[India] [Bhopal Gas Tragedy] [South Asia] [Bhopal Gas Waste]