World Diabetes Day 2021

World Diabetes Day: Cure for the silent killer is outside hospitals

World Diabetes Day: Effective diabetes prevention and care require a comprehensive approach to understanding, charting, and acting on public health issues. Read more »
The International Day of Older Persons 2021

International Day of Older Persons: Ageism and barriers to healthy ageing

The theme of International Day of Older Persons 2021 is Digital Equity for All Ages: A Global campaign to combat Ageism in the digital age. Read more »
Highlights of the UN Food Systems Summit

UN Food Systems Summit: Anarchy no alternative to multilateralism

The counter mobilisations at the UN Food Systems Summit were an attack on multilateralism, the best available option to raise critical global issues. Read more »
dementia patients need legal support

Laws must champion dignity, rights and freedoms of dementia patients

A legislative environment based on internationally accepted human rights standards is required to ensure the highest quality of care for people with dementia. Read more »
COP26 UN Climate Change Conference

UN Security Council: India’s focus on maritime security, terror, health diplomacy

India may mobilise global leadership for equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines as well as on terrorism, peace and Security Council reforms. Read more »
widows in india face unseen problems

Widows in India: Invisible women facing invisible problems

International Widows Day reminds us of the opportunity for action towards achieving full rights and recognition for widows in India. Read more »
elder abuse, ageing population

Elder abuse cases on the rise as ageing population lack access to justice

Prevention of elder abuse is possible as many strategies have been identified to prevent abuse, take action against it and mitigate its consequences. Read more »
Kerala's covid-19 response a success

UN Security Council May agenda skirts Covid-19 pandemic crisis

The UN Security Council's programme of work for May focuses on global challenges of peace and human wellbeing, exposing its narrow definition of peace. Read more »
kerala model success

Covid-19: Multilateralism, diplomacy can improve pandemic response

Even countries like India that have vaccine manufacturing facilities are at the mercy of a few manufacturers of Covid-19 vaccine. Read more »
kerala model success

Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy: India’s chance to deepen its strategic engagements

India, the largest producer of vaccines in the world, exported 64 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, while administering only 61 million doses within the country. Read more »