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India moves to open up job quotas to upper castes for first time
Date: 23 Jan 2019
It comes as India’s lower house passes a bill to give citizenship to non-Muslims fleeing alleged persecution in neighbouring countries
North Korea: Dire human rights remain ‘unchanged’ despite Kim Jong-un’s promised reforms, UN warns
Date: 23 Jan 2019
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.
Pakistan university rebrands Valentine's Day as 'Sister's Day' with free headscarves for women
Date: 23 Jan 2019
University of Agriculture in Faisalabad says it is attempting to encourage 'Eastern culture and Islamic traditions among the youth'
School-related violence and bullying on the basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expre
Date: 22 Jan 2019
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.
UNESCO hosts debate on ethics of new technologies and artificial intelligence “Tech Futures: Hope or
Date: 22 Jan 2019
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...
Why citizenship amendment bill has created a row
Date: 16 Jan 2019
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
A million migrations: Journeys in search of jobs
Date: 16 Jan 2019
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?
Cities at the forefront of the Education 2030 agenda
Date: 14 Jan 2019
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.
Enhancing the Inclusiveness of the National Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation in Indonesia
Date: 14 Jan 2019
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.
Universal basic income in India: An idea whose time has come?
Date: 14 Jan 2019
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
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