16th NAM Summit

Nam

The 16th NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) summit was held in Tehran, Iran on 30-31 August 2012. The theme of the summit was Lasting Peace through Joint Global Governance. At the Tehran Summit, the Chairmanship of NAM was passed on from Egypt to Iran in accordance with the NAM’s practice of regional rotation. The NAM meeting in Tehran was held in three phases: … [Read more...]

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China’s Reforms: Risky Road Ahead

China's Politburo Standing Committee

How will China’s economy, its political system, and its society interact in the wake of new reforms -- in harmony or with increasing friction? The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has made a  decision to make market mechanisms “decisive” in the economy. The primary aim of such reforms, of course, is to prolong party rule. Since crushing the citizen … [Read more...]

Remembering Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela, the global statesman who delivered South Africa from the dark days of apartheid, has died aged 95. Mr Mandela had suffered from a series of lung infections over the past two years and died at home in the company of his family. Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95, was the architect of South Africa’s transformation from racial despotism … [Read more...]

CHOGM 2013

CHOGM 2013 logo

The Tamil Nadu Assembly on November 12 adopted a resolution against India’s participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which is being held in Colombo. The House, in the resolution expressed its deep regret over the decision of the Central government to send the External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid to the CHOGM. The … [Read more...]

Hunger And Poverty Facts

Hunger

Statistics on hunger can be shocking and show that 2 hungry people out of 3 live in 7 countries, namely India, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Congo, Indonesia, China and Pakistan. In 1970, the United Nations took up the issue of hunger on a priority basis and 126 nations agreed to 0.7 percent of their income for foreign aid. Today, just 5 countries, namely Sweden, … [Read more...]

Rise Of The South

The 2013 Human Development Report – “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World”

The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – was launched on 14 March in Mexico City by President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. The 2013 Human Development Report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing … [Read more...]

New Digital Divide Threatens Growth

ICT

Information and communications technology (ICT) has revolutionized in the following way: It has redefined Business models, Supply chains have gone global, Workplace has been redesigned, Small start-ups have grown into multibillion dollar behemoths. Profound changes in healthcare and education. Summing up, it has helped to make companies and … [Read more...]

BRICS: A New Global Pattern

BRICS

The BRICS are now five years old, and the modest agreement on establishing a development bank and pooling of currency reserves moves the grouping beyond a dialogue forum to cooperative mechanisms challenging the 60 year hegemony of the undemocratic Bretton Woods Institutions. The next step must be a transition in ideas and principles to share global … [Read more...]

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Can We End World Hunger

Can We End World Hunger

The world produces enough food to feed all 7 billion people who live in it, but those who go hungry either do not have land to grow food or money to purchase it. 13.1 per cent of the world’s population is hungry. That’s roughly 925 million people who go undernourished on a daily basis, consuming less than the recommended 2,100 calories a day. Poverty is … [Read more...]

Economic Census: An Overview Of International Practices

economic-census

The economic census is an important activity carried out by many statistical offices with the aim of improving availability and quality of existing basic economic statistics and establishing or improving their survey frames or statistical business registers for the organization of economic survey programs on a more integrated basis at a later stage. An … [Read more...]

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