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Feb 20, 2020, 10.24 PM IST



India ranks 77th on sustainability, 131st in child flourishing index rankings: UN report

The report was released on Wednesday by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world. It was commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and The Lancet medical journal. In the report assessing the capacity of 180 countries to ensure that their youngsters can survive and thrive, India ranks 77th on the Sustainability Index and 131 on the Flourishing Index, it said.

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  • The claim has been made as Pakistan is battling to be removed from FATF grey list of countries that haven’t been doing enough to combat money laundering and terror financing. Pakistan was placed on the grey list by the FATF in June 2018 and asked to follow a course of corrective actions by October 2019 or face the risk of being placed on the black list.

    The UN chief, who arrived in Pakistan on a four-day visit, addressed a press conference along with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, wherein he also expressed his "deep concern" over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and tensions along the Line of Control (LoC). Guterres also said that it was important for India and Pakistan to de-escalate "militarily and verbally" and exercise "maximum restraint".

    "In India, you are moving forward, you got your problems like we do at home, but you've chosen the democratic path. When it comes to Kashmir, I don't know how it ends, but let's make sure that two democracies will end it differently. If you can prove that concept here, then I think that's probably the best way to sell democracy," the US Senator said.

    Countries across the world, including the United States and China have become more nationalistic today and the phenomenon has resulted in a ...

    Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, whose appointment last year drew wide international criticism, will be ineligible to visit the United States, as will his immediate family, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. "The allegations of gross human rights violations against Silva, documented by the UN and other organizations, are serious and credible," he added.

    ICAI President Atul Kumar Gupta on Thursday said the board would be launched on Friday and discussions would be held with stakeholders to take the idea forward.

    "In 2019, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) did not halt its illicit nuclear and ballistic missile programs, which it continued to enhance, in violation of Security Council resolutions," the independent U.N. sanctions monitors wrote.

    India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu, speaking at a session of the General Assembly on 'Report of th...

    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, however, noted that awareness of the risks is growing and in "some good news", announcements of climate action by governments and the private sector are gathering steam. He was responding to a question on which countries and governments are responsible for the failure to improve the climate change situation.

    India proposed a draft document on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) at the UN in 1986 but it has not been implemented as there is no unanimity on the definition of terrorism among the member states.

    The UN Resident Coordinator is the highest-ranking representative of the UN development system at the country level. Resident Coordinators lead UN Country Teams and coordinate the world body's support to countries in implementing the 2030 Agenda. Resident Coordinators are the designated representatives of the UN Secretary-General. They report to the UN chief.

    In a meeting on Thursday with Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry New and Renewable Energy, an Italian business delegation led by Alessandro De Masi, Head of Economic and Commercial Affairs of Italy discussed new opportunities for future collaborations and potential investment projects.

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