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Yoga can help stave off NCDs: Poonam Khetrapal, WHO

Jun 21, 2017 12:10 PM The International Day of Yoga demonstrates, the art of being active is one each of us can master, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.

Half the success of Global Goals hinges on India: Lise Kingo, UNGC

May 18, 2017 05:32 PM Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, of the United Nations Global Compact in an exclusive interview to OneWorld South Asia tells how businesses can come together for giving a human face to the global market. Excerpts from the interview:

Empower women at workplaces in S E Asia: WHO official

Mar 08, 2017 12:15 PM Action across countries and sectors is needed to enhance worker protections and make the migration process healthier, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.

Success of SDGs hinges on India: Nigel Brett, IFAD

Feb 08, 2017 03:05 PM SDGs have raised the bar for development in India, feels Nigel Brett from the UN agricultural arm, IFAD.

PFI hails hike in health budget by 27%: Poonam Muttreja

Feb 03, 2017 03:04 PM It is reassuring to see the Government’s commitment to ‘Health for All’ in the Union Budget, writes Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, Population Foundation of India.

IITians should serve their fellow countrymen: Murli Manohar Joshi, Senior BJP leader

Jan 25, 2017 06:55 PM Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has urged graduates from elite institutes like IITs to develop technology that suits the poor.

Demonetisation is advantageous for Indian youth: Anil Pharande, Pharande Spaces

Jan 24, 2017 11:50 AM The principled younger earners of India today prefer to be transparent, writes Anil Pharande, Chairman - Pharande Spaces.

Direct selling industry is giving back in the form of CSR: Amit Chadha, IDSA

Jan 19, 2017 04:45 PM Most direct selling entities participate in the CSR activities in critical areas like health & human services, women empowerment & environmental protection, writes Amit Chadha, Secretary General, Indian Direct Selling Association.

Empowerment of widows crucial part of SDGs: Cheri Blair

Jan 03, 2017 12:30 PM For Cheri Blair, former first lady of the United Kingdom, the challenges for widowhood are universal and global.

UN must change as global challenges surpass its ability to respond: António Guterres

Dec 15, 2016 01:07 PM Following are new UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly on taking the oath of office, in New York on 12 December 2016:

Raising the bar for inclusive education in India

Nov 08, 2016 04:58 PM India should address major obstacles in fulfilling the goal for inclusive and quality education, write Ashish Singh & Aleksei Opacic.

Dear Editor, Why paint a rosy picture?

Oct 19, 2016 07:45 PM Reports on unemployment fears and an undernourished nation have failed to stroke the right kind of discourse on the subject in the media.
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BRICS countries need an economy of entrepreneurs!

Oct 18, 2016 01:05 PM E-market platforms in all the BRICS countries could enable MSMEs to access local and global clientele, writes Mazher Hussain.

India needs to address the issue of food wastage: Shyam Khadka, FAO

Oct 17, 2016 04:42 PM Shyam Khadka, the representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in India, believes that Indian farmers need to be reoriented towards pre-green revolution agricultural technology for adopting sustainable and consumer friendly agriculture practices. According to Khadka climate change will make the target of zero hunger more challenging as the issues of hunger and climate change are significantly inter-linked. Excerpts from an exclusive interview to OneWorld South Asia

I hope my medal can serve as an inspiration for differently abled: Deepa Malik

Sep 17, 2016 06:00 PM "I hope my journey and the medal can serve as an inspiration for differently-abled individuals to break out from their social boundaries and pursue their dreams," says Deepa Malik.

Statement on SC verdict for closure of sterilization camps in India

Sep 17, 2016 05:45 PM This judgement has the potential to shape India’s family planning program into a programme of national significance, writes Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, The Population Foundation of India.

If India's PM Modi wants economic reform, he must first address the Dalit plight

Aug 31, 2016 11:36 AM The Dalits who are revolting across India are also attacking Modi because they see his statements as weak and coming too late, writes Joseph D'Souza.

Monsoons have exposed chaotic urbanisation

Aug 01, 2016 02:35 PM Rajesh Tandon, President of PRIA, a non profit, reflects on issues ranging from monsoon to religion, and democracy to the youth.

India Inc cannot pursue CSR agenda in isolation: Shaifalika Panda

Jul 29, 2016 06:05 PM Shaifalika Panda, Chief of CSR, Indian Metal & Ferro Alloys (IMFA), and CEO, Bansidhar & Ila Panda Foundation (BIPF), says that companies should realign their CSR agenda to meet the contemporary challenges. Shaifalika talks to Ashok Kumar for the Social Philanthropy Series on All India Radio's FM Rainbow channel. Excerpts from the interview:
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Sexuality of an individual is a very private matter: Priya Dutt

Jul 15, 2016 08:12 PM Congress leader and Sanjay Dutt's sister Priya Dutt feels that sexual minorities and sex workers have an equal right to dignified life. In an interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, Priya says that segregation of LGBTs is a dangerous trend and they should not feel caged in our society. Excerpts from the interview:
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