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India is Leading the Green Job Generation Market in the World

Although more nations are entering the market for renewable energy, the majority of the jobs produced to date have been in a minimal number of countries. According to a joint report by the International Renewable Energy Agency and the International Labour Organization titled "Renewable Energy and Jobs — Annual Review 2022," India created 863,000...
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One Person Dying of Hunger Every Four Seconds: NGOs at UNGA

More than 200 NGOs have issued a warning that "stop the spiralling global hunger catastrophe" by taking swift international action. 238 organisations from 75 nations, including Oxfam, Save the Children, and Plan International, voiced alarm at the rising rates of hunger in an open letter to world leaders gathered in New York for the...

International Day of Democracy: Taking a look at non-democratic nations

In the words of 16th U.S. president, Late Abraham Lincoln, democracy is government “of the people, for the people and by the people.” The Encyclopedia of Britannica defines democracy as “Rule by the people. The term is derived from the Greek dēmokratia, which was coined from dēmos (people) and kratos (rule) in the middle of...

Attempts to Enact a Global Ocean Protection Treaty Fail

A global accord to safeguard the world's seas and marine life has failed in its fifth attempt. Governments had been negotiating the details of the UN High Seas Treaty for two weeks in New York, but they were unable to come to an agreement. Only 1.2% of the international waters are protected, despite the...

World Population Day 2022: Which is a Bigger Threat – Population Explosion or Population Collapse?

World Population Day is observed every year on July 11 to raise awareness about global population issues. The Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program established the day in 1989. World Population Day was originally marked on July 11, 1990, in more than 90 countries. Since then, it has been marked by a...

Five Asian Countries Among Top 10 Solar-Powered Economies Globally

Asia now accounts for five of the top 10 solar-powered economies after a decade of growth and expansion. Ten years ago, European nations dominated the solar rankings. The most recent study, undertaken by Ember, a think tank for electricity, examined how total solar energy capacity changed globally over the last ten years. Ember is a...

US Supreme Court Undoes the Abortion Rights, US Companies Extend Support for its Female Employees

In a huge setback to human rights, the Supreme Court of the United States of America overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established constitutional right to an abortion. This has made the US, one of the few dozen countries to have severe restrictions on the termination of pregnancy. The apex court of...

G7 Nations Breaching their Climate Finance Commitments Consistently: Report

A report from the humanitarian organisation CARE has claimed that the majority of the public climate finance reported by wealthy countries is taken directly from development aid budgets, despite long-standing commitments to provide new money. This is in light of the leaders of the world's seven richest countries meeting in Germany this weekend. Commitment to...

UN: “Great finance divide” amid COVID-19 poses major setback for sustainable development

The crippling cost of debt financing for many developing countries has hamstrung their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, forced cutbacks in development spending, and constrained their ability to respond to further shocks, according to a new report launched by the United Nations. 2022 Financing for Sustainable Development Report: Bridging the Finance Divide The 2022 Financing for Sustainable...

Sustainability and Innovation: The Key to Israel’s Successful Development Story

The geographical location of Israel is not very favorable for development and progress. Despite that, the country has flourished tremendously. How did it make this possible? The answer is sustainability. In Israel, sustainable development is not a frill or a buzzword; it is a necessity for improving the well-being of current and future generations. One...

UN regional forum opens with call for countries to drive SDG progress with urgency, ambition and scale

On the back of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent crises, the region is fast losing ground on its ability to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Ninth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) opened today in Bangkok with a resounding call for countries to ensure recovery strategies are inclusive, just and leaves no one behind...

New regional UN report sounds alarm on widening disparities and increased vulnerabilities amid the pandemic

The need to reach those who are furthest behind has never been greater, reveals the 2022 Asia and the Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Progress Report issued today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The report finds that average progress in the region disproportionately excludes some groups with distinct demographic and...

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