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India is ratifying two ILO conventions against child labour.
India also has the highest number of poor among South Asian countries.
Aspiring 'Global Citizens' chucked used bottles, cups and snack wrappers on the ground.
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The economic exploitation and developmental neglect of the core tribal areas of India's eastern plateau and hills across Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have to be tackled through practical solutio...
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A shocking 17,000 lives were lost to malnutrition in Maharashtra's tribal belts in the last one year alone, according to an RTI reply. Acting on the Bombay High Court's directives, the Maharashtra sta...
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are proof that the conversation on the intersectionality between economic, social and environmental change has finally come of age and is now hard to ignore. T...
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India is expected to achieve universal primary education in 2050, universal lower secondary education in 2060 and universal upper secondary education in 2085.
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For the 800 million disabled people in the Global South, the Convention will not be implemented in Geneva, New York, or Brussels alone. It will have to be implemented for that last person living in the remotest village in these countries. If national and local leaders are not advocating for these rights that CRPD enshrines, then mere ratification of the Convention will not amount to anything.
"We have beautiful hearts and hopes and want to soar in the sky," said Nisha Das, a girl with disability from a Kolkata slum. It was July 2013, and she was talking at the 67th UN General Assembly's Thematic Debate on Reducing Inequality. Nisha was speaking on behalf of millions of India's children whose dreams had not been met by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Three years later, India needs to revise its priorities to align with the Sustainable Development Goals launched at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.
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UNITED NATIONS-- Amid India's strong bid for a permanent seat in UN Security Council, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for reform of the powerful world body to make it "broad-based", saying...
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The UN's Sustainable Development Goals, which will be rolled out in 2016 over the following 15 years worldwide -- at least on paper -- do include one health goal and a number of targets. However with so many other priorities (climate change, peace and security, water, and many more), something has to give. Recent trends and postulating by key international donors indicate a push back to the paradigm of the 1980s, when the major concern about health was associated with "how much it cost" and not the cost of suffering to people...
NEW DELHI — An Indian economist and member of a key government panel which formulates policy on social issues slammed the United Nations' new development goals on Tuesday, saying that having so many g...