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Record number of nominations for SEOY India-2013 Awards
Sep 03, 2013 The Jubilant Bhartia Foundation organizes the SEOY Awards India in association with the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.
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Africa-Asia civil society exchange on MDGs
Jun 23, 2009 An African delegation of civil society leaders is on a visit to India to share their experiences, challenges and success in advocacy on MDGs. Organised by the UN Millennium Campaign, the visit's first day was marked by a meeting with a union cabinet minster and the release of MDGs Status Reports for two Indian states.
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Civilian casualties escalating in Afghanistan, says UN
Jun 29, 2009 The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan has recorded 800 civilian casualties between January and May this year. Aid agencies say that conflicts between insurgent groups, international and Afghan forces have displaced tens of thousands of people – most of them are in need of protection and assistance.
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Corruption anchors public life, say NGO leaders
Nov 27, 2012 A peoples’ assembly held in New Delhi, became a forum for voicing concern of people attached to movements, for accountability in public life.
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Address the MDGs with urgency: UNMC partners
Sep 08, 2010 The United Nations Millennium Campaign, in association with Whypoll, launched the results of a survey conducted across India to understand the urban perception of poverty. The survey spanned 28 States and 38 Cities and over 5000 urban residents participated.
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Nonprofits, corporates urged to show mutual respect
Dec 03, 2013 Experts from the corporate world and civil society have urged both the stakeholders to explore CSR partnerships with mutual trust.
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CSR needs to go beyond cheque writing: expert
Dec 03, 2013 Government needs the help of corporates and the civil society in reaching out to the deprived sections in a large country like India, said Dr Syeda Saiyidain Hameed, Member, Planning Commission.
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Senegal: Local and global politics spark debate at the World Social Forum
Feb 14, 2011 University students at Senegal sat on a hunger strike disappointed at their exclusion from the conference of the World Social forum. Another group opposed the military intervention in Ivory Coast and stirred a debate on the Egypt unrest. The group urged the international community to find a peaceful solution to such conflicts.
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Activists claim, "World Bank ill-suited to manage climate fund"
Apr 11, 2011 World Bank is under fire by over 100 local and international civil society organisations for its alleged misuse of Green Climate Fund to encourage the use of fossil fuel in developing countries. These organisations want the fund to remain fully independent from the World Bank.
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India pursuing neo-liberal agenda, say activists
Sep 22, 2009 Anti-poverty network in India, Wada Na Todo Abhiyan organised a two-day consultation last week in New Delhi to review the United Progressive Alliance’s performance in first 100 days. Several speakers spoke of the anomalies in the government’s agenda and the need to keep pressure on it to take pro-poor measures.
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IDS-OneWorld knowledge workshop for NGOs begins
Jan 03, 2013 The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and OneWorld are organising a workshop for Indian NGOs and research bodies to enable them to make use of and share the large IDS Knowledge Services collection of research publications which are sourced from a diverse range of sources.
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India's hills are alive to climate change
Oct 31, 2009 At a public hearing held recently in Rishikesh, ordinary people from Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand talked about how climate change was impacting their daily lives. A similar national hearing will be organised in India’s national capital early next week.
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Caste panchayats defying the law of land
May 11, 2010 A recent landmark judgment in an honour killing case sent shock waves among caste panchayat leaders, as it reminded them that they were not above the Constitution. In Haryana, the number of cases in which the khap panchayats have defied law has increased manifold.
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Better governance for MDGs: A Reference Note
Feb 27, 2009 UNDP’s reference note E-discussion on rethinking democratic governance and leadership for achieving the MDGs articulates the thoughts and experiences from global contributors on how public purpose is advanced through multi-sectoral efforts. It also highlights the role of UN Millennium Campaign’s advocacy work in enhancing governance and accountability.
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Eliminating violence against women
Mar 04, 2009 Addressing Gender-based Violence outlines UNFPA’s strategy and action framework to raise awareness on the issue. The publication points out a number of approaches for securing women, including strengthening the role of male advocates at policy and community levels to foster a culture of non-violence.
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UNMC Annual Report 2008
Mar 12, 2009 United Nations Millennium Campaign’s Annual Report 2008 summarises the key achievements of the largest global campaign against poverty. The report highlights initiatives taken across the globe to make governments more accountable to MDGs and foster stronger partnerships for development.
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'Public accountability on MDGs is growing'
Oct 08, 2008 Poor around the world remain powerless in wake of privatisation of basic services, corruption and inefficiency says Salil Shetty, Director, UN Millennium Campaign. He though asserts that the global movement in support of the MDGs is growing with people calling their governments to account for unfulfilled promises.
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'Sanitation is becoming a social movement'
Feb 18, 2009 Despite its critical role in building a healthy nation, there has not been enough investment in improving sanitation standards across the world, feels Therese Dooley, UNICEF sanitation advisor. In an interview to IPS, she makes a strong case for galvanising efforts at all levels to create awareness on hygiene.
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'G20 must create a viable rescue package'
Apr 02, 2009 Ordinary people around the world are not holding their breath in anticipation that this G20 will solve the mess. The most powerful should not and cannot seek 'solutions' that got us into the mess in the first place, argues Kumi Naidoo, co-chair of Global Call to Action Against Poverty.
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Blogging@G20
Apr 02, 2009 A group of 50 bloggers from across the world get together to report on the G20 from the action site. Will this influence citizen journalism in coming times? OneWorld South Asia reports from the bloggers' tent.
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The foolproof voter of India
May 25, 2009 India's election verdict has once again proved that voters expect results and not rhetoric from their political leaders. To find favour with people, political parties need to include serious development content backed by credible performance on the ground, says Lysa John, national campaign coordinator of Wada Na Todo Abhiyan.
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The Ward finds a voice
Apr 01, 2014 In the Bhelu Bigha village, in Jehanabad district, villagers are gathering in the hot September sun. Bihar has had poor rains this year and most districts are in the grip of a drought.
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Janaagraha launches Hindi version of ‘IPaidABribe.Com’
Aug 22, 2013 The Website is being launched with the aim to make it easier for Hindi speaking citizens to report their experiences of bribery.
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Civil society may hold key to peace in Pakistan
Nov 28, 2012 Pakistan’s civil society has the capacity to promote peace and regional stability through five powerful mechanisms, says a study by World Organization for Resource Development and Education (WORDE).
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The 'failed' food summit: An analysis
Nov 28, 2009 The World Food Summit has ended as a major disappointment for all concerned, writes Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, professor of Political Science and Development Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. The point here is not to suggest a grand conspiracy, but to question the neutrality that multilateral institutions continue to invoke, but fail to uphold, she argues.
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"Legislative corruption is the most evolved form of corruption"
Jul 23, 2011 Reviewing the performance of the existing UPA government in India, Amitabh Behar, Convener, Wada Na Todo Abhiyaan, is hopeful that the democracy will evolve into an effective weapon against corruption.
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Four non-profits win Google Impact Challenge awards
Nov 01, 2013 Global Impact awards support entrepreneurial non-profits using technology to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems.
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India's public-sector broadcasting to be fully digitised
Feb 02, 2010 The ministry for information and broadcasting has announced the plan to digitise broadcasting services of Doordarshan and All India Radio. The government is also finalising FM Radio Phase III policy, so that community radio services reach people in North East, J&K, and island territories.
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Paid a bribe? Go, tell the world!
Jun 09, 2011 A website ipaidabribe.com launched by an NRI couple offers a platform to the ordinary citizens to candidly share their experiences with the ‘bribery culture’ in India. Around 10,000 incidents have been registered on the website which is gaining popularity in exposing cases of bribery.
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Anti-poverty campaigners tell governments to 'bail out' poor
Oct 17, 2008 Marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the anti-poverty network Global Call to Action against Poverty urges governments in Asia to step up efforts to protect the poorest. Over 67 million people are expected to rally worldwide in mobilisations that begin today up to October 19.
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