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Inequality, poverty, and austerity–I

Two reports recently released clearly indicate that in the wake of pandemic, not only has progress on sustainable development goals (SDGs) overall slowed down significantly, the very first goal in…

The more things change…?

Who could have imagined that a year which saw unprecedented global criticism of Israel’s repressive policies in Palestine would end with the return of the controversial Benjamin Netanyahu, already Israel’s…

The rich owe $5.7trn to the poor!

Recalling the promise, world’s richest countries made on 24 October 1970 through a landmark UN resolution, to give a small percentage of their income annually – just 0.7% – in…

Dealing effectively with climate change crisis

‘When representatives from nearly 200 countries finalized the Paris climate agreement on December 12, 2015, there were celebrations around the world. But it has now been five years, and the…

Education and the climate crisis

Climate change poses the biggest existential threat to humanity. As world leaders prepare to renew their pledge to combat the crisis amid increasingly frequent natural hazards and the raging pandemic,…

Fortifying Our Future

Fortifying our future

Early childhood development and growth is a significant element of human life. The emotional, social and physical development of young children has profound effects on their adult personalities and health.…

Road to disarmament

"Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation are not utopian ideals. They are critical to global peace and security” – Ban Ki-moon Nuclear weapons are regarded as the most inhumane of all weapons…

Kashmiri lives matter

On the night of August 3, unidentified security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) stopped Riyaz Ahmad Shah, a 21-year-old ATM guard who was on his way home from work.…