india becomes UN security council president

India’s Security Council agenda should go beyond peace talks

India should push for its national interests at the Security Council, without ignoring issues like global peace, terrorism, maritime security and Covid-19. Read more »
India's UN Security Council presidency

UN Security Council: Demography, democracy in India’s favour

India should keep issues like Covid-19 and environment out of the UN Security Council; its global engagement should focus on achievable targets. Read more »
India must address the employment crisis triggered by Covid-19.

Labour reforms: How labour codes gave social dialogue, consultations a miss

Adequate dialogue and consultation did not happen before introducing and passing labour reforms contained in the four codes. 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 »
Highlights of the UN Food Systems Summit

Cutting food waste key to achieving zero hunger by 2030

The world generated around 931 million tonnes of food waste in 2019, of which 61% was from households, 26% in food service and 13% from retail trade, reveals the Food Waste Index... Read more »
Road accidents and deaths worldwide

Speed kills: A time to remember road traffic accident victims

India tops in the number of reported road accident deaths, followed by China and the United States. Read more »
The World Tsunami Awareness Day

Global disaster risk reduction efforts need a renewed push

Multilateral partnerships for disaster risk reduction are being reduced to bilateral engagements riddled with narrow geopolitical interests. Read more »
biological and chemical weapons.

SDG agenda a pipe dream without sustainable peace, disarmament

Pressure on UN and governments is key to eliminating biological and chemical weapons. Linking SDGs to disarmament and an expanded Security Council can help. Read more »
elder abuse, ageing population

Ageing in times of Covid-19 pandemic

It is imperative that the state and civil society play a more constructive and interventionist role in ensuring the social security of older persons. Read more »
India-Norway agreement on climate crisis.

India, Norway vow to clear oceans of plastic litter

Measures to tackle climate change and air pollution present a win-win situation for the countries, says a joint statement. Read more »