Government of India
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Jun 05, 2018
"On this historic occasion today, we make a solemn pledge that by 2022 we shall eliminate all single use plastics from our beautiful country," Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on the occasion of World Environment Day 2018.
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Jun 05, 2018
"The choices that we make today, will define our collective future. The choices may not be easy. But through awareness, technology, and a genuine global partnership, I am sure we can make the right choices," Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi's speech on World Environment Day 2018.
Yamini Lohia and Mrinalini Santhanam, Jun 06, 2018
Protecting the environment and leaving a thriving planet to future generations is in our hands – literally. As the global host of this year's World Environment Day celebrations, India -- across sectors, across stakeholders -- joined hands to take on single-use plastics.
CK Mishra and Erik Solheim, Jun 05, 2018
Plastic is of course a miracle material, and the growth of our use of plastics to the current proportions reflects its incredible utility. If plastics use were confined to these positive uses alone, there would be no problem. CK Mishra, Secretary, MoEF&CC and Erik Solheim, Head, UN Environment write on World Environment Day.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Jun 05, 2018
Our obsession with plastic, coupled with over-consumption, the use-and-throw culture, and littering creates a hazardous environment for animals, marine life and human beings, writes Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan.
Jean D’Cunha and Ajita Vidyarthi, May 30, 2018
India must help to bridge this lacunae and prevent crimes against women and girls in international conflicts. Jean D’Cunha, the Head of UN Women Myanmar and currently on Special Assignment as Senior Adviser to UN Women Multi-Country Office in India and Ajita Vidyarthi, the Security and Migration Analyst at UN Women Multi-Country Office in India write on International Day for Peacekeepers.
Yuri Fedotov, May 04, 2018
Countering cybercrime can save lives, grow prosperity and build peace. By strengthening law enforcement capacities and partnering with businesses so they can be part of the solution, we can go a long way in ensuring that the Internet can be a force for good. Yuri Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime writes.
Food and Agriculture Organization
Shyam Khadka & Anne-Sophie Poisot, Apr 30, 2018
We must increase investments in rural areas in diverse and locally specific agro-ecosystems based on ecological interaction between soils, water, plants, animals and trees, and move farmers from grain mono-cultures to poly-cropping, horticulture or animal husbandry. Shyam Khadka, FAO representative in India and Anne-Sophie Poisot, Advisor, Sustainable Agriculture, FAO write.
International Labour Organisation
Avneesh Singh, Apr 27, 2018
On world day for safety and health at work, the ILO talks to Avneesh Singh — Director General of DGFASLI (Directorate General of Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes). Dr Singh says that safe and healthy work environment is a fundamental human right and that India is taking definitive steps to ensure that every worker is protected and cared for.
World Health Organization
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Apr 24, 2018
It is imperative that every child, adolescent and pregnant woman in the WHO South-East Asia Region receives the life-saving benefits vaccines provide.
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