-By Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO India, May 20, 2019
India must seize the opportunity to create safe and healthy workplace
It has been well established that a safe and healthy workplace is a productive and dynamic one, leading to sustainable businesses.
According to the recent estimates released by the International Labour Organization (ILO), 2.78 million workers die every year from occupational accidents and work-related diseases, and 313 million workers suffer from non-fatal occupational accidents and diseases. It means that 7,500 people die every day due to unsafe and unhealthy working conditions.
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– By Piyush Tewari, Founder & CEO of SaveLIFE Foundation, May 10, 2019
We’re in difficult times when it comes to protecting people on our roads. Since 2009, India has lost over 1.35 million people to road crashes. Ten times as many people have been left seriously injured or permanently disabled. Imagine what that means for our families, our society, and our economy. We have a pandemic on our hands, and a pandemic requires an orchestrated, concerted and persistent response. Goals 3 and 11 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) clearly highlight this need.
I started SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) 10 years ago following the loss of my little cousin in a road...
Miloon Kothari, Dec 20, 2018
Indian representatives were masterfully able to verbalise and transpose lessons learnt from decades of the freedom struggle. On Human Rights Day, marking 70 years of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights, Independent Expert on Human Rights and Social Policy Miloon Kothari writes about India's contribution.
If countries can agree on a Paris rulebook, COP 24 will be deemed at least partially successful. Senior Climate Advisor at UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in India Vijay Samnotra on what to expect at COP24.
UNDP Country Director Francine Pickup and UN Women Deputy Representative Nishtha Satyam, Dec 03, 2018
Read UNDP Country Director Francine Pickup's oped with UN Women Deputy Representative Nishtha Satyam in The Wire on how the normalisation of sexual harassment and inequality in the workplace is keeping women from going to work
Yamini Lohia and Rajiv Chandran, Aug 03, 2018
India’s participation in UN peacekeeping is perhaps without parallel. India has been and remains one of the largest contributors of troops to UN peacekeeping missions, with more than 2,00,000 personnel deployed in operations since 1950, the most of any country. This is an incredible demonstration of India’s deep commitment not only to maintaining peace and harmony across the world but also of its belief in the UN Charter. A snapshot of India's proud history.
World Health Organization
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Jul 28, 2018
Viral hepatitis can be prevented, tested for, treated and in many cases cured. Its elimination is both possible and necessary. Read the op-ed by Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, World Health Organization South-East Asia, on the occasion of World Hepatitis Day observed on 28 July every year.
Kailash Satyarthi, Jul 30, 2018
Nobel Peace Laureate and renowned child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi urged citizens to speak out and action against human trafficking and the plight of children and women who fall prey to sexual exploitation and abuse. In an exclusive interview with UNODC South Asia's Samarth Pathak, Satyarthi talks about the Trafficking in Persons Bill 2018 that was passed in the Lok Sabha (Lower House of the Indian Parliament) last...
Antonio Guterres, Jun 29, 2018
Terrorism is a persistent and evolving global menace. No country is immune. The social media, encrypted communications and the dark Web are being used to spread propaganda, radicalise new recruits and plan atrocities. The threat ranges from the crude tactics of lone actors to sophisticated coordinated attacks and the horrific prospect of terrorists using chemical, biological or radioactive weapons.
Government of India
Syed Akbaruddin, Jun 25, 2018
Statement by Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, Permanent Representative on the responsibility to protect and the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.
We meet today to address, in this setting, an issue that has been a long time in the making. The item on the agenda touches upon on differing philosophical basis of inter-state ties; varied historical experiences of interpretation of key concepts; and sharply divergent recent experiences of the translation of international precepts into practice. It is, therefore, entirely understandable, that the...
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