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Collaborating to save the global ocean
Effectively managing the world’s ocean and safeguarding it for future generations is not achievable alone. Partnerships are now more important than ever to address the issues challenging the health of the ocean and threatening human well-being on a global scale.

-23 Nov 2017

Muslim woman in India denied job for wearing hijab
An Indian social worker says she was denied a job at an orphanage based in the Indian capital of New Delhi because her recruiter felt that her hijab made her look "like a Muslim lady".

-21 Nov 2017

Improving measurement and policies for gender equality in science and engineering
A new UNESCO publication launched during the eight World Science Forum in Jordan on 9 November provides a series of tools to integrate, monitor and evaluate gender equality in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The publication ‘Measuring Gender Equality in Science and Engineeri...

-21 Nov 2017

Launch of special initiative to address climate change impact on health in Small Island Developing States
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), the World Health Organization, in collaboration with the UN Climate Change secretariat and in partnership with the Fijian Presidency of the twenty-third Conference of the Parties (COP23), has launched a special initiative to protect people living...

-20 Nov 2017

India's Indira canteen: The best meal you can buy for 13 cents
The governing Congress party in the southern Indian state of Karnataka recently set up Indira canteens in the state capital, Bangalore, which serve more than 200,000 cheap meals every day. The BBC's Geeta Pandey joins the queue to sample the treats and comes back more than satisfied.

-20 Nov 2017

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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: Activist in Control
In the fleeting moments that the activist takes a backseat, the book is a joy to read....
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Corporate Nationalism in the Age of Dystopian Democracy
The intersection of state and corporate interests, rather than the intersection of the state and the public good characterizes the new nationalism. ‘Make in India’ enables local corporates and industries, rather than public enterprises, to flour...
Pramod K. Nayar

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Impact of the Draft Central Labour Codes 2017 on CHWs in India
Ashas, the lowest rung of contracted full-time community health workers, face irregular pay and lack social security. Will the draft Central Code on Labour enable their regularization and a fixed wage payment? The air is still unclear....
Kavita Bhatia
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