In India, 5 out of 6 multidimensionally poor are from lower tribes or castes: UN report

What is the news?  The UN report: Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021 highlights yet another divide in the Indian society as 5 out of 6 multidimensionally poor are from lower tribes or castes.  What is the key focus of the Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021? The report provides estimates on multidimensional poverty for 109 developing countries. Present multidimensional poverty estimates disaggregated by ethnicity and caste for 41 countries… Continue reading In India, 5 out of 6 multidimensionally poor are from lower tribes or castes: UN report

Reimagining food systems with lessons from India

Synopsis: Given the worsening situation of global hunger, ensuring food security is the need of the hour. Introduction The first United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021 was held in September 2021. It was conceived in 2019 by UN Secretary-General António Guterres to find solutions to transform the way the world produces, consumes, and thinks… Continue reading Reimagining food systems with lessons from India

U.N creates permanent body to address challenges of racism

Source: The Hindu What is the News? The United Nations General Assembly has approved a resolution establishing a Permanent Forum of People of African Descent. About Permanent Forum of People of African Descent: The Permanent Forum of People of African Descent will serve as a platform for improving the safety and quality of life and… Continue reading U.N creates permanent body to address challenges of racism