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India adopts decent work country programme
Feb 08, 2010 Celebrating 90th anniversary, International Labour Organization announced last week the adoption of decent work country programme for India to advance faster and inclusive growth. It aims to empower the disadvantage in selected sectors and states, with emphasis on women workers.
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Humanitarian support for Pakistan
Feb 10, 2010 The 2010 Humanitarian Response Plan for Pakistan aims at meeting the needs of people from North West Frontier Province and Fata areas.
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SAARC countries to exchange weather information
Mar 22, 2010 Delegates from the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation nations are meeting in Pune next month to develop a SAARC monsoon model. India has proposed to offer monsoon prediction and climate modelling services to its neighbours, in exchange of valuable data that would strengthen its own in-house modelling capabilities.
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India-EU deal could risk right to healthy life
Apr 29, 2010 A new trade agreement between India and EU is likely to result in a hike in the cost of life-saving medicines. The agreement once in effect, will have millions of lives at stake as India is the major source of drugs to various humanitarian agencies working in different developing countries.
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Gates Foundation and Bihar ink deal on healthcare
May 13, 2010 Bihar government has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to boost public health in the state. The MoC which covers the entire state will provide technical and managerial support to NGOs working in fields of maternal, neonatal, child and nutritional health, and other diseases.
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India keen to play deal-maker at Copenhagen
Dec 10, 2009 India, in association with Brazil, South Africa and China, is expected to present a draft proposal demanding adherence to the principles of equity as per Kyoto Protocol. When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh joins the parley, he would not want the country to be seen as deal-breaker.
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Nepal PM calls for alliance of mountain countries
Dec 18, 2009 The Nepal Prime Minister expressed concerns at Copenhagen that the mountain agenda was understated in the UNFCC negotiations and texts. Government dignitaries from the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region came together on Wednesday to advocate strategic cooperation among mountain countries on knowledge exchange and adaptation.
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Flood information system for Himalayan region
Dec 23, 2009 Finland has announced a maximum of 2 million Euros over three years in a joint partnership with ICIMOD to establish regional information system in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region. The initiative will help reduce water-related hazards by providing timely warning of floods in selected river basins.
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Call for papers on global economic governance
Jun 29, 2009 Danish Institute for International Studies invites papers to be presented in a conference that aims to discuss the global economic governance for a more stable and resilient world economy. Deadline for submission of abstracts is July 9, 2009.
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ADB triples capital base to boost poverty reduction
Apr 30, 2009 Responding to the global economic crisis, the Asian Development Bank has substantially raised its capital base to support long-term development needs of Asia and the Pacific. Poorer member countries are facing an estimated resource gap of $53 billion a year for meeting the Millennium Development Goals.
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India demands access for aid agencies in Sri Lanka
May 01, 2009 India has sought greater access for international humanitarian agencies to provide succour to displaced people living in camps set up by Sri Lankan government. Taking great umbrage at this suggestion, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has strongly reacted saying the country does not need any preaching.
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ADB's capital boost "irresponsible and dangerous"
May 06, 2009 A network of 250 activist groups says that the Asian Development Bank’s move to increase its capital base for financing infrastructure projects in poor Asian regions can prove to be disastrous. It alleges the region has already experienced forced displacement and environmental degradation caused by the bank's funded projects.
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Displaced Pakistanis need urgent support
May 12, 2009 In view of rapidly unfolding events and the magnitude of displacement in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan, the UN refugee agency has appealed the international community to provide additional relief material. More than 360,000 people have been displaced due to the ongoing conflict between government forces and militants.
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Making ship 'recycling' safer
May 12, 2009 At a meet currently on in Hong Kong, countries are expected to approve international rules governing the ship breaking industry. Based largely in South Asia, the industry poses serious threat to environment and the health of workers due to the presence of toxins like asbestos, mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls.
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UK-India project to study climate change
May 19, 2009 As part of a collaborative research programme between India and the United Kingdom, five new projects will assess climate change impact on India up to 2050. Two regional projects in states of Orissa and Madhya Pradesh will evaluate vulnerability and develop adaptation options.
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Pakistan's economic growth slowest in decade
May 22, 2009 Come June, when the fiscal year ends in Pakistan, the country’s economy this year would have grown at the slowest pace in a decade, say officials and analysts. It is now seeking US$ 600 million in emergency relief funds from donors to help displaced people from the embattled Swat Valley.
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Sri Lanka vows to resettle Tamils within six months
May 22, 2009 After meeting with Indian envoys, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has promised to resettle the war-displaced people in the next six months. In a joint statement released by both sides, the Indian government has committed to provide assistance in de-mining, building civil infrastructure and reconstructing houses.
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Soaring needs outpace funding
May 29, 2009 The political complexities and global economic crisis have dampened the generosity of governments and individual donors. Aid agencies are facing difficulties to run their humanitarian programmes due to shortage of funds in strife-ridden Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the Horn of Africa.
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The AIDS Trap
Aug 09, 2011 Michel Kazatchkine of Global Fund makes a case for increased funds to reach HIV treatment to 15 million people by 2015. Antiretroviral treatment as prevention can save lives as well as slow the spread of the virus, he says.
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Learning lessons on climate funds
Aug 17, 2011 Ahead of the COP 17 in South Africa, Stephen P. Groff of OECD urges policy makers to draw on the insights gained through development co-operation over the past 50 years. He claims strong policies that build national capacity can make climate change funding work better for development results.
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‘Rio outcome falls short of highest expectations’
Jun 26, 2012 Though the future we want may be decades away, Rio+20’s Final Outcome Document has laid out a blueprint for sustainable development, but the development community does not find the 'outcome' too promising.
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Lifeline for small business enterprises in Bangladesh
Jul 05, 2012 A $55 million loan from IFC (member of the World Bank group) will help the country’s City Bank to ensure that its small, export-oriented enterprises have access to life-saving trade finance.
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Shinya Ejima to take over as Chief Representative, JICA India
Jul 13, 2012 Shinya Ejima, the current head of Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) global environment department will take over as the Chief Representative of the JICA India office.
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Renewing strategy for India-US relations
Jan 21, 2009 As the Obama administration comes into power, Asia Society’s latest report: Delivering on the Promise: Advancing US Relations with India calls for a new strategic partnership between the two countries. It argues that deeper collaboration is required on global challenges like security, economic growth, climate change and HIV/AIDS.
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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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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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Funding for crisis management
Mar 13, 2009 Swimming against the Tide: How Developing Countries are Coping with the Global Crisis, a background paper by the World Bank reveals a huge financial shortfall for developing countries. It says that rich nations should spend some of their fiscal stimulus to help low income countries restore growth.
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Regaining Sri Lanka
Apr 22, 2009 Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity has published a paper titled: The making of Sri Lanka’s post-conflict economic package and the future of the 2001-2004 peace process. It points out the impact of market reforms in destabilising the peace-building process in the country.
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Synergising climate and development challenges
Sep 03, 2009 United Nations latest report World Economic and Social Survey 2009 highlights the impact of climate change on developing countries and the need for stronger efforts to cut down emissions. The document recommends a combination of large-scale investments and active government policy interventions for holistic development.
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Tackling hunger
Oct 13, 2009 World Food Programme’s Annual Report 2009 highlights the difficulties faced by developing countries in battling hunger. It mentions some of the best practices and innovative programmes that have contributed towards ending the cycle of hunger in many regions of the world.
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