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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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India needs more investment in public healthcare

World Health Organization’s Representative to India Dr. Henk Bekedam has stated that, India needs to increase its investment in the public healthcare sector to give shape to a robust health delivery system which includes infrastructure and human resources. This is essential for sustainable economic growth for India as any investment in health is investment in ..

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