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NCPEDP - Mphasis Universal Design Awards announced

May 25, 2015 08:00 AM Individuals and organisations doing exemplary work towards the cause of accessibility for people with disabilities will be honoured .

Experts for total ratification of Convention On Child Rights

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.

Info kiosks benefit thousands in tribal areas of India

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.
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Sendai Framework raised at World Health Assembly

May 21, 2015 09:30 AM The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted by Member States on March 18, 2015.

Efficient resource use key to growth in Asia Pacific: study

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.

Bharti Taneja wins Woman Achiever Award

Mar 09, 2015 05:55 PM Bharti Taneja was honoured with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ on Women’s Day.

Women's rights activist Ranjana Kumari bags Lotus award

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
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IFRC appeals to scale-up aid for Nepal quake survivors

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.

Google gives $500,000 for child safety campaigns in India

May 18, 2015 01:05 PM The internet giant Google will support three non-profits in India for promoting child safety.

Need to look at biodiversity to fight poverty: Gunter Pauli

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.
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Civil Society mourns the tragic loss of Martha Farrel

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.

Samsung to set up MSME-Samsung Digital Academy

May 14, 2015 06:44 PM Samsung Digital Academy will train youth to create innovative solutions for next-generation digital ecosystems.

India, Pakistan report least inclusive growth in Asia-Pacific

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.

Journos slam usage of words like presstitutes, newstraders

May 13, 2015 11:00 AM According to senior journalists, usage of words like presstitutes is a form of violence against media.
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Indian NGOs need to acquire fund-raising skills: experts

May 13, 2015 11:57 AM Experts root for a professional approach to fund-raising for better social service and accountability.

India’s most populated states fall in high risk quake zones

May 12, 2015 06:15 PM Some of the most populated states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra fall in the highly susceptible seismic zones.
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Ministers chart course for development in Asia Pacific

May 12, 2015 01:25 PM “There are clear signs that environmental damage – from air pollution to degraded ecosystems –is diminishing the development gains in Asia Pacific, said Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director and Under-Secretary of the United Nations.

Make Indian Railways disabled friendly, urges NCPEDP

May 11, 2015 07:09 PM NCPEDP writes to noted industrialist and Tata Group chairman emeritus Ratan Tata who chairs the first meeting of the 'Kaya Kalp' council at Rail Bhawan, New Delhi on May 12.

Delhi hosts Teacher Changemaker Summit- 2015

May 11, 2015 03:40 PM The summit also introduced 123 micro innovations selected through a rigorous process by their partners, teachers and experts.

UNFPA, IPPF to assist quake affected women, girls in Nepal

May 08, 2015 05:55 PM UNFPA and IPPF are partnering for providing sexual and reproductive health services to earthquake affected women and girls in Nepal.

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