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Article Atrocity against any child is everyone’s problem: Priyanka Chopra
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:
Article Climate change is moving faster than we are: António Guterres
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his New Year message cautions the world of the global challenges. Read on for the full text.
Article Food security can check distress-related migration: FAO
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.
Article SC not criminalising non-consensual sex is flawed: activist
While Section 375 defines rape as a crime, it makes an exception for intercourse or any sexual act by a man with his wife.
Article No one is winning today’s wars: António Guterres
UN Secretary-General António Guterres cites nuclear peril, terrorism, inequality among most severe global threats.
Article Lack of hygiene is affecting the poorest: UNICEF’s Osbert
When we talk about sanitation, behaviour change is a complex issue, particularly in India, believes UNICEF India's Chief of WASH, Nicolas Osbert.
Article I think we can’t stop sex slavery: Author Hyeon-seo Lee
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.
Article Women are sexually objectified across the world: Bangladeshi poet
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.
Article Yoga can help stave off NCDs: Poonam Khetrapal, WHO
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.
Article Half the success of Global Goals hinges on India: Lise Kingo, UNGC
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:
Article Empower women at workplaces in S E Asia: WHO official
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.
Article Success of SDGs hinges on India: Nigel Brett, IFAD
SDGs have raised the bar for development in India, feels Nigel Brett from the UN agricultural arm, IFAD.
Article PFI hails hike in health budget by 27%: Poonam Muttreja
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.
Article IITians should serve their fellow countrymen: Murli Manohar Joshi, Senior BJP leader
Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has urged graduates from elite institutes like IITs to develop technology that suits the poor.
Article Demonetisation is advantageous for Indian youth: Anil Pharande, Pharande Spaces
The principled younger earners of India today prefer to be transparent, writes Anil Pharande, Chairman - Pharande Spaces.
Article Direct selling industry is giving back in the form of CSR: Amit Chadha, IDSA
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.
Article Empowerment of widows crucial part of SDGs: Cheri Blair
For Cheri Blair, former first lady of the United Kingdom, the challenges for widowhood are universal and global.
Article UN must change as global challenges surpass its ability to respond: António Guterres
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:
Article India needs to prioritise men’s participation in family planning
Increasing male participation, key to India’s family planning programme, writes Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, PFI.
Article Raising the bar for inclusive education in India
India should address major obstacles in fulfilling the goal for inclusive and quality education, write Ashish Singh & Aleksei Opacic.
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