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IMF/ INDIA ECONOMY

The International Monetary Fund said India has restored macroeconomic and financial stability, but structural impediments to growth and persistently high inflation remain key concerns. IMF

20 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / ITALY MARINES

UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky confirmed that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had spoken over the phone with Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino about the case of two Italian marines being tried in India for killing two local fishermen. UNTV

13 Feb 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / POLIO ERADICATION ANNIVERSARY

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative joins India and the global community in celebrating a historic global health milestone: three years have passed since India's last case of wild polio. Pending final clearance of December and January laboratory samples, the Regional Certification Commission is expected to certify the entire South-East Asia Region of the World Health [...]

13 Jan 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / INDIAN PEACEKEEPERS MEMORIAL SERVICE

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), held a memorial ceremony today in country's capitol Juba to honor two Indian peacekeepers who lost their lives protecting civilians during an attack on its base in Akobo, Jonglei State. UNMISS

21 Dec 2013 | Read More »

GA / SECURITY COUNCIL REFORM

Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri told the General Assembly that "the excerise of Security Council reform cannot be seen to go on until the cows come home" and pointed out that recent events around the world "have put into question not only the representativeness, but also  the credibility of the Security Council." UNTV

7 Nov 2013 | Read More »

INDIA/ MATERNAL INFANT MORTALITY

Only a few years ago, Madhya Pradesh was plagued with high infant and maternal mortality rates. But now, innovative health centres, neo-natal care units, call centres and ambulances have turned those statistics around. UNICEF says that eight out of ten women are delivering at hospital and the region has recorded the lowest maternal mortality in [...]

1 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GA / DISABILITIES WRAP

UN officials at their first-ever high level meeting on disabilities said that the rights of the disabled must be directly addressed by the post-2015 development agenda. An estimated 1 billion people worldwide who live with disabilities are often excluded from access to education, employment, health care, social and legal support systems. UNTV / FILE

23 Sep 2013 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / INDIA ROADS

In the mountainous regions of Northeast India, towns can thrive or fail depending on the quality of their roads. The World Bank Group is helping construct new roads to boost trade and improve lives. WORLD BANK

21 Sep 2013 | Read More »

UNICEF / CHILD MORTALITY OVERVIEW

A new UNICEF report examining trends in child mortality shows that Millennium Goal 4, to cut the rate of under-five mortality by two thirds by 2015, will not be met. And if efforts aren't stepped up, the reports predicts 35 million more children will die mostly from preventable causes. UNICEF

12 Sep 2013 | Read More »

INDIA / FOOD SECURITY BILL

India's parliament passed a food security bill making it one of the largest welfare schemes in the world. About 800 million people will be guaranteed subsidized food. (IFAD)

26 Aug 2013 | Read More »

 

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