In pursuit of Happiness

Synopsis: The great degree of unhappiness in Indian society has a lot to do with the way the law and its institutions operate. Introduction The article talks about Happiness as an important factor to measure the quality of governance. Until the beginning of the publication of the United Nations World Happiness Report in 2012, happiness was not… Continue reading In pursuit of Happiness

United Nations Food Systems Summit: Need to transform food systems, say experts 

What is the news?  Recently, United Nations Food System Summit took place in New York. In this summit, leaders emphasized that there is a need to achieve the United Nations-mandated Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030 and address climate change in view of food production.  We must urgently move from incremental and siloed action towards a systems approach.… Continue reading United Nations Food Systems Summit: Need to transform food systems, say experts 

Holding TNCs accountable

What is the news?  As per the report published by the UN working group on ‘human rights, transnational corporations (TNCs) and other businesses’, it is important for states to ensure that their bilateral investment treaties (BITs) are compatible with international human rights obligations.  It emphasizes the accountability of TNCs in international law. Many a times questions about the TNCs accountability… Continue reading Holding TNCs accountable

UN faces $100-trn shortfall in fight against inequality

What is the news? The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) face a financing gap that has soared to up to US$100 trillion in the wake of COVID-19 and other urgent global challenges. These are the findings of a new report ‘The Capital as a Force for Good‘ by Force for Good in collaboration… Continue reading UN faces $100-trn shortfall in fight against inequality

How India is positioned to achieve UN’s sustainable consumption and production goal

Synopsis: India is working towards achieving sustainable development goal related to responsible consumption and production, but much more needs to be done. A look at India’s progress and associated challenges. Introduction The United Nations-mandated Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)12 deals with resource usage. India has prepared numerous sustainable consumption and production plans that are put in… Continue reading How India is positioned to achieve UN’s sustainable consumption and production goal

Several trade-offs impede Zero Hunger goal. A UN report explains why, and how

Source: The Hindu Relevance: This article explains the recent report of the United Nations on achieving Zero Hunger Synopsis According to UN,  Achieving SDG2 of achieving ‘Zero Hunger’ will require new investments, smoothly functioning trade, and changes in consumption patterns. Introduction: The United Nations recently released a report ahead of the Food Systems Summit in September… Continue reading Several trade-offs impede Zero Hunger goal. A UN report explains why, and how

UN adopts India sponsored resolutions on nuclear disarmament

News: The First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly has adopted two resolutions sponsored by India on nuclear disarmament titled ‘Reducing Nuclear Danger’ and ‘Convention on Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons’. Facts: Convention on Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons: The resolution was tabled by India since 1982.It requests the Conference on… Continue reading UN adopts India sponsored resolutions on nuclear disarmament

One in every 130 females globally is living in modern slavery: UN report

News: United Nations(UN) has released a report titled “Stacked odds” on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child,2020. Facts: This report has been combined with observations, data and studies conducted by Walk Free, International Labor Organization(ILO) and the International Organization for Migration(IOM). Key Takeaways from the report: Females across the world account for… Continue reading One in every 130 females globally is living in modern slavery: UN report

India has highest number of stillbirths:Report

News: UN Inter-agency group for child mortality estimation has released a report titled “ A neglected tragedy: The global burden of stillbirths 2020”. Facts: Stillbirth: It means a baby born with no signs of life at 28 weeks of pregnancy or more. Aim of the report: It aims to present the number of babies that… Continue reading India has highest number of stillbirths:Report

UN75 Initiative

News:UN75 Initiative has released the findings from the first three months of Global Dialogue. Facts: The UN75 Initiative was launched by the United Nations in 2019. Aim:To build a global vision for the year 2045 by initiating a dialogue and action on how we can build a better world despite the many challenges we face.… Continue reading UN75 Initiative