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India achieved groundbreaking success in reducing MMR

Jun 11, 2018 06:45 AM Four key actions are responsible for India’s remarkable achievement, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh of WHO.

CSR spending in India is mostly aligned with SDGs: Kamal Singh

Jun 05, 2018 06:00 AM It is important for us to integrate CSR with SDGs which has already begun in many countries, says GCNI’s Kamal Singh.

Could our addiction to plastic be poisoning us?

Jun 05, 2018 12:20 AM World Environment Day 2018, is themed as Beat Plastic Pollution, and urges governments, industry, communities and individuals to break up with single-use plastic.
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Future imperfect in India – hungrier and deeper in debt

Jun 04, 2018 11:40 AM Data from the National Family Health Survey conducted in 2016 shows that little has been achieved in tackling malnutrition. Besides, there has been a sharp increase in the indebtedness of household.

Why urban governance remains dysfunctional

Jun 02, 2018 11:15 AM June 1 marked twenty-five years since Presidential assent was granted to the 74th Constitutional Amendment. Has urban governance in India lived up to the vision of empowered institutions of local self-governance.

Active private sector collaborations crucial for ending TB!

Mar 24, 2018 07:26 PM Though TB incidence and TB deaths have shown a declining trend, India continues to have the highest burden of TB, writes Dr. Rajna Mishra, Senior Research Scientist.

Climate change is moving faster than we are: António Guterres

Jan 04, 2018 07:04 PM The UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his New Year message cautions the world of the global challenges. Read on for the full text.

Atrocity against any child is everyone’s problem: Priyanka Chopra

Jan 01, 2018 06:30 AM Interacting with a group of young girls and boys along with media, during a special interaction in New Delhi, UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador, Priyanka Chopra said that adolescents in India are facing a unique set of challenges. In an exclusive interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, Priyanka said atrocities of any kind against children should be a problem for every individual, the whole society. Excerpts from the interview:

Food security can check distress-related migration: FAO

Oct 16, 2017 09:00 AM A large proportion of today’s migration is due to ‘push’ factor caused by lack of livelihood opportunities in rural areas, said Shyam Khadka of FAO.

SC not criminalising non-consensual sex is flawed: activist

Sep 28, 2017 04:10 PM While Section 375 defines rape as a crime, it makes an exception for intercourse or any sexual act by a man with his wife.

No one is winning today’s wars: António Guterres

Sep 21, 2017 05:05 PM UN Secretary-General António Guterres cites nuclear peril, terrorism, inequality among most severe global threats.

Lack of hygiene is affecting the poorest: UNICEF’s Osbert

Sep 18, 2017 03:17 PM When we talk about sanitation, behaviour change is a complex issue, particularly in India, believes UNICEF India's Chief of WASH, Nicolas Osbert.

I think we can’t stop sex slavery: Author Hyeon-seo Lee

Jul 31, 2017 10:00 AM My book revealed the truth about North Korean women being sold like sex objects in China, says Hyeon-seo Lee, a North Korean defector, and human rights activist.

Women are sexually objectified across the world: Bangladeshi poet

Jul 22, 2017 04:25 PM Bangladeshi poet, writer, and women's rights activist, Sadaf Saaz, believes that in countries like India and Bangladesh, understanding sexuality is important for men and women, especially in times when porn has taken over everyone’s imagination. At the Jaipur Literature Festival- 2017, Sadaf speaks her heart out to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia on the state of women in the subcontinent.

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.

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