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Multidimensional Poverty Report 2019 and India

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index. The report states that of the 101 countries assessed across 31 low income, 68 middle income and 2 high income, about 1.3 billion people are “multi-dimensionally poor. Where does India Stand? With the incidence of multidimensional poverty at 27.5%, multidimensional poverty has almost ..


Saraswathi Menon named on Panel to Review UN Peace-Building Architecture

Saraswathi Menon, an eminent Indian academician has been named on advisory panel to Review UN Peace-Building Architecture. She is among seven experts nominated by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to conduct a policy and institutional review on UN’s peace-building architecture and make recommendations. The other 6 experts are: Anis Bajwa (Pakistan), Funmi Olonisakin (Nigeria), Sahel Sahara Ahmedou ..