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Lego Commits to Remove Harmful Gender Bias From its Toys

Gender bias is deeply ingrained in the minds of people right from a very young age. It is not uncommon for people to think that appropriate toys for a male child include cars, trucks or robots, but that of a female child includes dolls, makeup sets or kitchen sets. In order to fight against...
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World Food Day 2021 – Founding day of UN body, the FAO

While millions of people go hungry, vast quantities of food are lost every day, either spoiled during production or transport or thrown into the waste bins of households, retailers or restaurants. Squandering food is also a waste of the precious resources used to produce it. Up to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions are...
Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day 2021: Wash Hands to Prevent Communicable Diseases

October 15th is observed as Global Handwashing Day across the globe every year. The day was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership and was determined by the UN General Assembly in 2008. It focuses on the importance of hand wash and comes up with “creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with...
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UN Bodies: IFAD Increases Food Security

IFAD was one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. The conference was organized by the United Nations in response to the food crises of the early 1970s, when global food shortages were causing widespread famine and malnutrition, primarily in the Sahelian countries of Africa. World leaders realized that food insecurity...
International Labour Organisation (ILO)

UN Bodies: ILO Promoting Social Justice and Decent Work for All

In the run-up to the United Nations (UN) Day on October 24th and as part of The CSR Journal’s new UN-Bodies series, let us explore International Labour Organization (ILO), the only tripartite agency of the UN. ILO, established in 1919, brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting...
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Why trade needs to be climate-smart

The Asia-Pacific region is now the largest emitter of GHGs in absolute terms. However, a new UN report ‘Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2021’ (APTIR) reveals significant room for all economies in the region to make their trade and investment more climate-smart. Barriers to trade in environmental goods are more prevalent than barriers to trade...
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UN Bodies: UNESCO – Building Peace Through Education, Sciences and Culture

October 24th is celebrated as the UN day across the globe to commemorate the official establishment of the United Nations. In the run-up to the day, The CSR Journal’s new ‘UN-Bodies’ series will explore various bodies of UN and work done by them on a global level, starting with UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and...
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GiveIndia Convenes CSR and Sustainability Leaders; Launches Institutional Giving Practice For Tailoring Social Impact Programs

Corporate India's efforts towards relief and rehabilitation during the Covid-19 pandemic shone a spotlight on their CSR contributions, how they came together to collaborate, and the speed and agility in their decision-making. India's largest online donation platform, GiveIndia pivoted quickly to provide meaningful and swift action and brought creative and collective solutions to drive...

International Girl Child Day 2021: Govt Schemes for girls

The sex ratio at birth (SRB) in India is 896 females per 1000 males. The huge disparity in the lower number of girls is not a natural phenomenon but an outcome of dominant patriarchal society. The country talks about economic growth but illegal practices like female foeticide, infanticide, sex determination are very common in...
CSR for mental health

Top Companies Investing in CSR for Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s mental health. Some groups, including health and other frontline workers, students, people living alone, and those with pre-existing mental health conditions, have been particularly affected. And services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders have been significantly disrupted. Rachana Iyer, Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, IDFC...
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Air Force Day 2021 – Indian Women Taking Flight

The Indian Air Force (IAF) today celebrates its 89th Foundation Day, which is being observed this year as Air Force Day 2021. Celebrations were held at the Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad, UP in the presence of the Chief of Air Staff. The parade included formations with call signs related to the places...
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Only 22% Schools in India have Digital Infrastructure: UNICEF Report

The future of the country relies on the quality of education offered to the children and the youth. India has the potential to reap the benefits of the demographic dividend, especially as the average age of the population is less than 30. However, in order to make the most of this opportunity, it is...

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