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Alarming crisis: 258 million kids not in schools: UN

UN, AP/UNB, Jan 25 -The U.N. deputy chief said Friday there is an “alarming” crisis in education, pointing to the 258 million children under the age of 17 who are not going to school — and only 49 percent completing secondary education. In addition, about 770 million adults are illiterate, most of them women, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told the ... Read More »

Try to get over confidence crisis: Mahbub to EC

Dhaka, Jan 20 – Mentioning that the activities of executive magistrates against the violations of the electoral code of conduct in the upcoming polls to the two Dhaka city corporations are not visible, Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder has urged the CEC to take steps in this regard. Read More »

UN to resolve the Rohingya humanitarian crisis

By Askiah Adam The Rohingya refugees have, for decades now, been fleeing their homeland, the Rakhine province in Myanmar. Mostly through Yangon’s inaction, elements of the military and members of the majority Buddhist population were left to run rampage amongst this helpless Muslim minority. Made stateless by Yangon in 1982, left totally vulnerable to the frightful violence of rape, mass ... Read More »

Climate Solution: Candid, helpful book on India’s Climate Crisis

November 3, 2019 SANDRP Book Review: The Climate Solution: India’s Climate-Change Crisis and What We Can Do About It. By Mridula Ramesh. Hachette India. 2019. Pp 344 + viii. Rarely you would see a book terming India’s Climate Challenge as CRISIS. “The Climate Solution” by Mridula Ramesh does that then explains why it is being termed as a crisis, what ... Read More »

Multinationals pretend to solve plastic crisis: Greenpeace

Chris Greenberg [email protected] Washington DC, United States – A Greenpeace USA report released today, Throwing Away the Future: How Companies Still Have It Wrong on Plastic Pollution “Solutions,” warns consumers to be skeptical of the so-called solutions announced by multinational corporations to tackle the plastic pollution crisis. These false solutions, such as switching to paper or ‘bioplastics’ or embracing chemical ... Read More »

‘Sustainable Resolution of the Rohingya Crisis’

Mahfuz Adnan New York, Sept 28 – The activists concerned have called for world conscience to be addressed in a permanent solution to the Rohingya issue, adding that it is important for Myanmar to be extradited to the international court for crimes against humanity. However, with the sources of China, Bangladesh and Myanmar meeting at the UN, however, some are ... Read More »

J&J ordered to pay $572 million for opioid addiction crisis

An Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered US health care giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million in damages for its role in fostering the state’s opioid addiction crisis.In the first civil trial of a drugmaker over an epidemic that has caused hundreds of thousands of overdose deaths, Judge Thad Balkman said prosecutors had demonstrated that J&J contributed to a ... Read More »

Baby box opens lid on South Africa’s adoption crisis

When the alarm sounds at an orphanage in the Berea district of Johannesburg, all eyes turn to a video surveillance screen in the living room. The screen is linked to a camera inside a metal box, built into the perimeter wall of the orphanage garden. Today, it is a false alarm, but the night before, at about 8:30 pm, the ... Read More »

Indigenous rights approach a remedy to climate change crisis

By Friday Phiri Jun 29, 2019 (IPS) – The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) was held in Bonn, Germany to rally behind a new approach to achieving a future that is more inclusive and sustainable than the present – through the establishment of secure and proper rights for all. On Jun. 22 and 23, experts, political leaders, NGOs and indigenous peoples ... Read More »

Bangladesh seeks China, others, help solve Rohingya crisis

Yuxi City (Yunnan), June 12 (UNB) – Bangladesh has raised the Rohingya issue in an international media forum here and sought more Chinese and other Asian nations’ involvement to solve the Rohingya crisis for regional peace and stability. Bangladesh stressed that the Rohingya crisis needs to be solved permanently ensuring safe return of Rohingyas to their place of origin in ... Read More »

China eager to help Dhaka, Yangon to end Rohingya crisis

Dhaka, May 16 – China is eager to facilitate communication between Bangladesh and Myanmar to find a practical solution to the Rohingya crisis. Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo yesterday asserted that China is willing to play a constructive role to realize repatriation of displaced people and will facilitate communication between Bangladesh and Myanmar to find a practical solution of ... Read More »

The right investments to address the human capital crisis

By Kristalina Georgieva Washington, DC – For 75 years, the World Bank has been at the forefront of development, helping countries make smart investments to prepare their citizens for the future. It has been particularly focused on the poorest and most vulnerable – their access to infrastructure, health, education, assets, jobs, and markets. In recent years, it has embraced policies ... Read More »