HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

This group of debate covers the more traditional areas of development, education and health and child protection. We will try to bring analysis of current situations with propositions and ideas for changing and improving these key determinants of human well being.
A few words on child protection, an area of work that deserve particular attention. Within this, contributions are invited on specific issues like child labor, child abuse, adoption and alternative care. Legal perspective on issues related to children are also welcome

UN SECRETARY GENERAL GUTERRES' S SPEECH AT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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Yesterday the UN General Secretary, António Guterres, during his annual Report on the Organization 2017 spoke about fight against terrorism, saying that fighting terrorists in the battle ground is not enough. He also focused on migration.

AIESEC, THE AMAZING STUDENT ORGANIZATION

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AIESEC, the biggest student organization worldwide is in Nepal. It is a great platform for self development that will help open new horizons but it is also a great opportunity for NGOs and Companies to partner with.

10th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, STARTS TODAY

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The main theme is “The Second Decade of the CRPD: Inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in the implementation of the Convention”

Global Peace Index 2017

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The 2017 Global Peace Index finds that the world became more peaceful in the last year, however, over the last decade it has become significantly less peaceful.Iceland is joined at the top of the index by New Zealand, Portugal, Austria, and Denmark, all of which were ranked highly in the 2016 Global Peace Index.

Amnesty International "Nepal: Unscrupulous recruiters given free rein to exploit migrants"

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The Nepali government is failing to address rampant deception and extortion in the country’s labour recruitment business, putting migrant workers at risk of forced labour abroad and leaving them with crippling debts, according to a report published today by Amnesty International.

THE NEW EUROPEAN CONSENSUS ON DEVELOPMENT “OUR WORLD, OUR DIGNITY, OUR FUTURE” APPROVED BY THE EU PARLIAMENT

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On 19 May, the Council adopted a new European consensus on development. This joint statement by the three institutions (Parliament, Council and Commission) sets out a new framework for development cooperation for the EU and its member states. The document was validated by the EU Parliament on June 1st.

DOING BUSINESS REPORT 2017 ( WORLD BANK): EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

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Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 14th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies

The Khartoum Process: A sustainable response to human smuggling and trafficking? (Report by from Institute for Security Studies)

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You probably never heard of the partnership between EU and some african countries to solve the migration crisis for good. The process, very ambitious and met with skepticism is called the Khartoum Process. You will find here a critical review of it, written by Tuesday Reitano, deputy director of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime and a senior consultant for the ISS.

States, Markets and Society – New Relationships for a New Development Era ( FROM IDS BULLETIN)

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Interesting reading from the Institute of Development Studies: ‘How does change happen?’ and ‘How should change happen and how can it be enabled?’ are key questions analysed in this IDS Bulletin, drawing on the Institute of Development Studies’ reflections on States, Markets and Society as a theme of its 50th Anniversary year.

Embedding the NATIONAL PLANNNIG COMMISSION within the Office of Prime Minister

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The Planning Commission is only formally part of the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.In reality is a totally autonomous entity. Here a reflection on fully and operationally merging the two institutions.