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UN finalises global compact aimed at aiding legal migration

The UN has come up with a compact incorporating key provisions for smoother pathways to legal migration and safeguarding migrants that are of particular relevance to India, which has the world's largest migrant population. 

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Bhutan is a very interesting success story: UN panel

Famous for its pursuit of Gross National Happiness, Bhutan has a new cause for joy: In recognition of its Gross National Income (GNI) growth and social development, the kingdom is poised to graduate from the UN category of the world's poorest known as the Least Developed Countries (LDC), writes Arul Louis

At UN event, India talks of empowering rural women, girls

India has shared with other countries its insights on empowering rural women and girls at an event on the sidelines of the meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women. Leaders, diplomats and activists heard about how India was combating domestic violence, trying to right the unbalanced sex ratio

Indian woman entrepreneur praised in UN

UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has held up Sunita Kashyap, the founder of Umang, as an example of women empowering themselves and coming up with solutions to their problems.

Disabled Delhi artist asks UN to create digital 'revolution of inclusion'

A disabled young artist from New Delhi has asked UN General Assembly Presdent Miroslav Lajcak  to create a “revolution of inclusion” for the deaf by using the advances in digital technology. Lajcak assured Apoorv Om that he would do his best for promoting, writes Arul Louis

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Tackling e-waste: UNSW's Indo-Australian scientist offers to help India

Indo-Australian scientist Veena Sahajwalla, whose pioneering invention of the world’s first micro factory to tackle e-waste has generated global attention, says the technology can be deployed in areas of Delhi like Seelampur and Mayapuri, home to hundreds of MSMEs, to help ‘kabadiwallas’, the traditional waste collect

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India’s urban agenda one of the defining projects of 21st century: Minister

“India’s urban agenda will constitute one of the defining projects of the 21st century,” Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri told the High Level Political Forum on ...

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