UN Staff may not be paid in November

UN Staff may not be paid in November

We’re not talking about the cash-strapped Bihar Government, but it’s the UN that’s in the news. United Nations staff may not receive salary next month.  The reason? Member states haven’t being coughing up their dues. The UN is facing a “severe liquidity crisis” reaching its deepest deficit of the decade, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres […]

Manipur to host UN International Conference on HIV etc.

Manipur to host UN International Conference on HIV etc.

IMPHAL : Manipur will host the United Nations International Conference to discuss issues related to drug and substance abuse and HIV/AIDS on September 30-October 1, Governor Dr Najma Heptulla announced on Sunday. She made an announcement while speaking at the 13th foundation day celebrations of the Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) in Imphal. Delegates […]

Hostility and communal violence will shatter economy

Hostility and communal violence will shatter economy

The first International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, observed on Thursday, aims at turning the spotlight on increased hostility against religious minorities. In our own Indian terminology, it is the UN day against communal violence. Interestingly, the government in the land of Gandhi and Ahimsa, didn’t issue […]

World Humanitarian Day: A small step toward Humanity

World Humanitarian Day: A small step toward Humanity

August 19, is celebrated as a world Humanitarian day (WHO) all over the world. The day is celebrated to pay tribute to human workers and those who lost their lives due to human causes. World Humanitarian Day is also an occasion to celebrate the spirit that inspires human action in the world. This day is […]

Another Reminder: Population bomb is ticking!

Another Reminder: Population bomb is ticking!

11th July is marked as World Population Day as announced by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme.This day generally seeks to grab our attention to the importance of population issues. Population generally means the total number of individuals occupying an area. But what happens when it crosses its limit? The current world […]

The guardians of nature under threat

The guardians of nature under threat

Where India has been facing a massive climate change due to excessive deforestation in cities and small towns due to industrialization and infrastructure building; this atmosphere destruction can be halted by the indigenous people living in the forest by their local and ancestral knowledge but unfortunately they are being chased out of their native land […]

World Earth Day 2019: Protect our Species

World Earth Day 2019:  Protect our Species

Last month we celebrated world sparrow day to raise awareness for the house sparrows and other common birds, these little creatures have peacefully coexisted with us in our homes and have shared thousand years of relationship with the mankind but now they are no longer found. “Protect our Species” is the theme of this World […]

Leaving no one Behind – World Water Day

Leaving no one Behind – World Water Day

Water is a precious gift from Mother Nature to all the living beings on earth. We all understand the importance of water in our lives and life is impossible without water. Everything on earth needs water but as our population increased, pressure also increased on the resources and it leads to the overuse and exploitation […]

United against Racism; Dignity and Justice for all

United against Racism; Dignity and Justice for all

Racial discrimination has not been banished to history. It has been held in the arms of societies and even today unfortunately we are seeing the ugly face of racial discrimination in public discourse always. Racial and ethnic discrimination occur each day, all around us. We give it little thought, as we believe it rarely affects […]

World’s Anti-Drugs Day- “Let’s think health not drugs”

World’s Anti-Drugs Day- “Let’s think health not drugs”

Sir, Drug abuse is one of the most serious health issues, especially among the youth. It damages both the mental and physical health of the addicted person with diseases like HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis and several psychological disorders. According to UN Office of Drug and Crime (UNODC), nearly 200 million people are using illegal drugs such […]

Health Ministry says India has achieved 6th Millennium Goal !

Health Ministry says India has achieved 6th Millennium Goal !

New Delhi, Sep 20 : Is the  latest claim by the Union Health Ministry is actually true? The sixth Millennium Development Goal of halting and reversing the incidence of malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS has been achieved, the Health Ministry informed the Union Cabinet today. While apprising the Cabinet of the progress under the National Health […]

UN Body condemns, asks US to reject Racism

UN Body condemns, asks US to reject Racism

The United Nations body monitoring implementation of the global convention on prohibiting racial discrimination has called on high-level politicians and public officials of the United States to ‘unequivocally and unconditionally’ reject and condemn racist hate speech and crimes in Charlottesville and throughout the country. “We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly racist slogans, […]