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India moves to open up job quotas to upper castes for first time

It comes as India’s lower house passes a bill to give citizenship to non-Muslims fleeing alleged persecution in neighbouring countries

Date: 23 Jan 2019

North Korea: Dire human rights remain ‘unchanged’ despite Kim Jong-un’s promised reforms, UN warns

Despite more than a year of international engagement and promises of economic reform by North Korea's leaders, the human rights situation in the isolated country remains dire, a top UN rights official said on Friday.

Date: 23 Jan 2019

Pakistan university rebrands Valentine's Day as 'Sister's Day' with free headscarves for women

University of Agriculture in Faisalabad says it is attempting to encourage 'Eastern culture and Islamic traditions among the youth'

Date: 23 Jan 2019

School-related violence and bullying on the basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expre

School related violence and bullying is a problem in all countries. UNESCO is committed to ensuring that all children and young people have access to safe, inclusive, health-promoting learning environments as part of its strategy on education for health and well-being.

Date: 22 Jan 2019

UNESCO hosts debate on ethics of new technologies and artificial intelligence “Tech Futures: Hope or

The rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies such as robotics, cloud computing and the Internet of Things, are transforming professions, economies and industries, and challenging traditional ideas about what it means to be human. In this context, UNESCO will host a debat...

Date: 22 Jan 2019

Why citizenship amendment bill has created a row

Opposition to the citizenship amendment bill stems from fears that it will give legitimacy to illegal migrants in India. ‘Mint’ decodes the controversy surrounding the bill

Date: 16 Jan 2019

A million migrations: Journeys in search of jobs

Roughly a 100 million Indians have moved in search of work from their native place. Where do they go and what work do they find?

Date: 16 Jan 2019

Cities at the forefront of the Education 2030 agenda

How can cities ensure successful educational planning to achieve the fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4)? This is the central question raised by IIEP's new research programme Local challenges, global imperatives: cities at the forefront to achieve the Education 2030 Agenda.

Date: 14 Jan 2019

Enhancing the Inclusiveness of the National Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation in Indonesia

Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and UNESCO Jakarta Office are launching a collaborative report that evaluates and suggests ways to enhance the inclusiveness of Indonesia’s National Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation, based on UNESCO’s Analytical Framework for Inclusive Policy Design.

Date: 14 Jan 2019

Universal basic income in India: An idea whose time has come?

Unlike farm loan waivers, universal basic income does not impair credit culture and, unlike farmer-specific transfers, does not seek to tie down people to farming

Date: 14 Jan 2019
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