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India improves in HDI ranking

The rank of India among 189 countries in the Human Development Index has improved for the year 2019. Last year, India ranked at number 130th. About 30 years of rapid development was the reason behind the improvement. According to experts: About 27.1 crore people had been relieved from poverty in a decade (from 2005-06 to ..

Climate Change affects children’s life in Bangladesh

Over 19 million children lives are at stake due to environmental disasters. The UNICEF said on Friday that the climate change is deepening its roots in the poorest communities. In Bangladesh, climate change has the potential to destroy the efforts made by the government to protect its people in seconds. As many children live in ..

Climate changes curses Children’s lives in Bangladesh

UNICEF has announced that environmental disasters referring to climate change have threatened the lives of around 19 million children in Bangladesh. Climate change has laid adverse effects and environmental threats faced by Bangladesh’s poorest communities families, leaving them unable to keep their children properly housed, fed, healthy and educated. Climate change has the potential to ..

UNDP releases 2018 global Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

According to the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), India has reduced its poverty rate drastically from 55% to 28% in 10 years between 2005-06 and 2015-16. The report, covering 105 countries, dedicates a chapter to India because of this remarkable progress. In India, a total of 271 million (27.10 crore) people moved out of ..

2018 International Day for Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on October 17 to recognize the struggles of the impoverished and to make their voices heard by governments and ordinary citizens. The 2018 theme is “Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and ..

Bhutan to be recommended for graduation from UN’s Least Developed Country (LDC) category

The United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP) has recently announced that the four countries will be recommended for graduation from the Least Developed Country (LDC) category. These are Bhutan, Kiribati, Sao Tome and Principe and Solomon Islands. These countries are set to move up from the ranks of poorest nations due to their increasing ..

India pledged to contribute $100 million to UN partnership fund at 2017 UN Pledging Conference for Development Activities

India has pledged additional $100 million towards India-UN Development Partnership Fund to help the poorest nations achieve the world organisation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to reduce poverty and raise the quality of life. This contribution would be in addition to $10.582 million India is contributing to various other UN programmes. Anjani Kumar, a Counsellor in ..

The 2017 International Day for Eradication of Poverty (IDEP)

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) is observed every year on October 17 to raise people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries. The 2017 theme ‘Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies’ reminds us of ..