- By Shruti Rajagopalan, UN Habitat India, Dec 19, 2019
Heritage conservation in India is often considered as a beautification process. The result of this mindset can be witnessed in Indian heritage cities where often the visible market streets and monuments are well-restored and protected but it seems like a different world altogether as soon as we walk out of these protected boundaries.
UN-Habitat along with GIZ with the support of Government of India, hosted an Urban Symposium on “Harmonizing Heritage and Innovation in Cities” in Jaipur on 19th and 20th of December 2019, as a precursor to the World Urban Forum which is going to be held...
- By UN Environment, Nov 15, 2019
Over the past few months, a series of air pollution episodes have set new records across Asia. Earlier this summer, hundreds of people were evacuated, and schools had to be closed due to poor air quality in many parts of Indonesia, during a crisis that made the skies over the region turn red. More recently, air quality levels have worsened in India creating public outcry with dire consequences for large swaths of society. The spikes, especially in fine particulate matter (PM2.5), have caused closure of schools, declaration of health emergency by the state government, demonstrations by civil...
- By Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations, Nov 11, 2019
People around the world are taking to the streets to protest against rising living costs and real or perceived injustice. They feel the economy is not working for them — and in some cases, they are right. A narrow focus on growth, regardless of its true cost and consequences, is leading to climate catastrophe, a loss of trust in institutions and a lack of faith in the future.
The private sector is a critical part of solving these problems. Businesses are already working closely with the UN to help build a more stable and equitable future, based on the Sustainable...
Byt Mansi Tata, Executive Director of Kirloskar Systems and Young Business Champion for the SDGs , Aug 14, 2019
By Manasi Tata, Executive Director of Kirloskar Systems and Young Business Champion for the SDGs
To most, ‘Education’ simply connotes a process of facilitating learning or the acquisition of knowledge and skills. Often, we do not lay enough emphasis on values, beliefs, wisdom and habits, which are core to a good education. Good, well-rounded education should help to bring lasting positive changes in human life and behavior, so that we can contribute to society in a meaningful and positive way. To create unity and justice for all.
Albert Einstein during his visit to...
- By UN Environment, May 23, 2019
भारत में वन्य जीव अपराध
इस वर्ष फरवरी में दक्षिण भारत के चेन्नई हवाई अड्डे पर कस्टम अधिकारियों ने पाया कि बैंकॉक से आने वाले एक यात्री के सामान से कुछ आवाजें आ रही हैं। उसके बैग में एक बास्केट में एक छोटा सा तेंदुए का बच्चा...
-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.
- By Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO office for India and Decent Work Team for South Asia
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...
– 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
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