UNICEF NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS WRAP UPS ITS FIRST MEETING

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On the 8th of February, the first Board met and focused on the ongoing humanitarian crises and implementation of new UNICEF Strategic Plan that according to new UNICEF Executive Director focuses on "The Plan sets out an ambitious agenda for children and young people — a results-driven roadmap for the next four years and as the world sets its sights on 2030"

WORLD URBAN FORUM: KUALA LUMPUR DECLARATION

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The focus is on sustaining local governments and "adopt multiple collaborative governance mechanisms that actively engage national, subnational and local governments, all groups of society, including youth, women and grassroots organizations and particularly the excluded, vulnerable and disadvantaged groups".

TODAY THE WORLD URBAN FORUM WRAPS UP IN KUALA LAMMPUR

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This is the major summit related to town and urban development. It is an informal mechanism convened by UN-Habitat and this edition had as main theme "Cities 2030, Cities for all: Implementing the New Urban Agenda" that is central in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda that was approved in the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III in Quito.

OP-ED By Jaykrishnan On The Times Of India ’Cos Disability does not mean inability!

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The event titled "EverydayAbility "was organised with the aim of encouraging people with disabilities to embrace adventure sports and proving that disability is not an impediment to adventure. The objective of the event was to build empathy and change the perceptions of the society about the disabled.

The Himalayan Times "Pokhara duo with congenital disorder living arduous lives".

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The Kaski District Women and Children Development Office provide disability ID cards to the people with disabilities through which they receive Rs 2,000 as disability allowance each monthly. It is disbursed once in every four months through local representatives in the village.

Paralyzed woman turns disabled rights activist

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Virali Modi who was paralyzed after suffering from malaria turned to be a disability rights activist, raising awareness program about rights for disabled persons and stem cell therapy.Thanks to her efforts and campaign, six railway stations in Kerala have become disabled friendly.

On the Road to Passion

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I'm starting a new adventure on March 1. This article describes how I got there

DFID PUBLISHES NEW TRANSPARENCY STRATEGY

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The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) reaffirmed its commitment to IATI in a comprehensive new Transparency Agenda published earlier this week. DFID was a founding member of the initiative and was the first organisation to publish their aid information to IATI back in 2011.

OP-ED By Anup Ojha On The kathmandu post "Sajha unveils disabled-friendly bus"

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Sajha yatayat with 41 disable-friendly seats are provided which will be helpful for people with disabilities, pregnant women and elderly people. The luxury bus is equipped with mobile charging points, separate hanging straps, CCTV camera and a TV set for the passengers.

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