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The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has released the fourth edition of the ‘State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples’ (SOWIP). The report was launched on the 12th anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (DRIP).

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Socio-Economic Condition of Tribes, 22/07/2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Schemes for Tribal Areas, 15/07/2019. Government has adopted a multi-pronged strategy for overall and holistic development of tribal people living across the country including Madhya Pradesh. These include support for health, skill development, education, sanitation, water supply, livelihood etc.

ON JUNE 8, 225 members of the gram sabha of Tolewal in Sangrur district’s Malerkotla tehsil passed a resolution to lease out 25 bigha (about 5.25 acres) of the village’s panchayat land reserved for

The number of deaths of sanitation workers while cleaning septic tanks and sewers has risen, despite a ban on manual scavenging, with 620 cases reported since 1993, of which 88 occurred in the past

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Child Labour in Hazardous Occupations, 08/07/2019. The details of occupations/industries including processes which are hazardous for child labour are at Annexure-I and Annexure-II.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Rehabilitation of Bonded Labourers, 03/07/2019. Funds to the tune of Rs.

Changes in the economic and natural environment have a significant impact on women wherein they are found to be at a disadvantage due to gender-based discrimination and bias.

Progress for Every Child in the SDG Era, a report released in March 2018, assessed the world’s performance to date, focusing on 44 indicators that directly concern the 2030 Agenda’s most vulnerable constituency: children. This brochure revisits the conclusions of that report, updated with 2018 data for a 2019 perspective.

By the year 2050, there will be some 9.7 billion people living on Earth, says a UN population report. However, the overall growth rate will continue to fall, and more countries will have to adapt to the consequences of an ageing population.