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GA / DEBATE 2

The Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs told the General Assembly that "Washington has openly declared its right to the unilateral use of military force anywhere to advocate its own interests." Lavrov said that "military interference has become a norm even despite its dismal outcome of all operations of force the US has carried out over [...]

27 Sep 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / ELECTIONS YOUTH

As India's General Elections move east, the city of Howra’s  newest generation of voters geared up for polling.  Since 2009, more than 100 million new names have been added to voter lists, a huge proportion of which are young voters. Over 50 percent of India's population is under 25 and in West Bengal alone, over [...]

14 May 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / COURAGE BRIGADES

India wraps up its election this week and while women may have turned out in large numbers to vote, the country remains one of the world's most hostile for women. A UN report in May said the number of women standing for political office has plunged and two years ago, another survey showedIndiaas the worst [...]

12 May 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / ELECTIONS

On 24th April 2014, which was the sixth poll day of India's General Elections, 117 Parliamentary Constituencies covering an electorate of over 180 million went to polls. This tremendous democratic exercise involved people from across the spectrum including central and state government agencies, local municipalities and Central Armed Police forces. UNDP

7 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / CELINA JAITLEY

Bollywood actress and humanitarian Celina Jaitly said that "the legal system has to change with the changing times", and when it comes to LGBT issues in India "it has not changed." UNIFEED / RECENT

5 May 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES

An estimated 830 million voters inIndia's national elections are exercising their right to vote in the country. Their vote is being secured through over a million electronic voting machines. The machines are seen as a way to ensure elections are fair, efficient, inclusive and environment-friendly.  UNDP

29 Apr 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / TRANSGENDER VOTING

Since 1994,India's Election Commission has been expanding efforts to register members of the transgender community as voters. In a landmark decision in 2014, the Supreme Court of India recognized the rights of transgender citizens to identify as a third gender or "other" withIndia's Election Commission. UNDP

25 Apr 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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