Author: Abhishek Singh

Slogans on Water Conservation

Changes in life style, rapid urbanization and industrialization have led to an increase in water consumption throughout the globe. Agriculture sector is the prime consumer, accounting to nearly 70% of total water consumption followed by industries at 20% and domestic consumption at 10%. The population of the world is growing at a rate of 80 Million per year and the demand for fresh water is increasing at a rate of 64 Billion cubic meters/year (1 cubic meter = 1000 liters); just triple of what it was half a century back. While water constitutes 70% of earth’s matter; only 2.5% of it is fresh water and only 1% of that is accessible to the masses. Population explosion has led to surplus demand of this vital resource, while its recycle rate has remained fairly constant. Today we are losing fresh water at a rate much faster than it could be naturally replenished. Many major cities across the world are on the verge of losing their fresh water reserves and running completely dry in the coming decade. To avoid water crisis and to ensure the availability of fresh water for future generations, there is a need to form policies regarding water conservation and also to implement them effectively. Such policy formulation should consider all the sectors using water – agriculture, industries and domestic. We must acknowledge the fact that the water we...

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution (70/212) on 22nd December 2015 in its 70th session, to observe February 11th as the “International Day of Women and Girls In science; to promote participation of women in fields related to science and technology. The resolution had the approval of all the UN Member states and sponsorship of more than 68 countries; an indication of their willingness to achieve gender equality. The celebrations are planned by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and UN-Women (An entity working for women empowerment) in collaboration with other institutions and civil partners those aimed to promote gender equality and women empowerment. The day is observed globally, to give women access to the science and technology and to ensure their participation; an essentiality for gender equality and women empowerment. The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is one of the flagship agendas of the United Nations towards achieving gender equality and thus sustainable development. International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019 The fourth forum of International Day of Women and Girls in Science was held on 11th February 2019 (Monday) to 12th February 2019 (Tuesday) at United Nations Headquarters in New York. This year, the forum aimed to develop a program which will be showcasing the best practices and solutions to move investment in women and girls in Science for inclusive...

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International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is a UN sponsored global event to fight against the customary practice of non medical genital altering or circumcision of females. The United Nations General Assembly included Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in a resolution – “The Declaration of elimination of Violence against women” in 1993. It was only in 2003 that the UNICEF (United Nation’s children Emergency Fund) started observing February 6th as the ‘International Day Of Zero Tolerance To Female Genital Mutilation’. International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 2019 International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 2019 was celebrated on 06th February, Wednesday. People across the globe reiterated the pledge of eradicating this age old practice in most parts of the world. Various women NGOs around the world urged the government to completely ban this practice. Ghana and other South African countries came in support to end this barbaric act as it is against human rights of women. A joint statement was given by the European Commission and UN on the occasion and it was said in the statement that FGM is against the human rights and physical integrity of women and should be completed abolished from the world. Not only does it give a mental shock to the girls but it might also lead to many serious diseases. A global spotlight initiative was...

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International Day of Education

On December 3rd 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to observe 24th January (starting from 2019) as the International day of Education, to celebrate the role of education in development. The decision was taken during Global Education Meet held at Brussels in Belgium from 3rd to 5th December 2018. The International Day of education is sponsored by the Nigeria’s permanent mission in the United Nations. The resolution demonstrated the world’s political will towards providing quality education to all and achieving sustainable development by 2030. It only reiterates the importance of education in development and its essentiality for sustainable development goals. International Day of Education 2019 Being announced in 2018, the International Day of Education was celebrated globally on 24th January 2019, Thursday. The day was celebrated with a focus on improving the universal quality of education. Various public and private sectors, governmental and non-governmental organisations observed the day internationally by promoting education as the fundamental right of a child. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres invited the support and cooperation from all the countries to emphasize the importance of education. UNESCO also observed the day by organizing an event named ‘Maiden Celebration of International Day of Education’ which was held at the UN headquarters in New York. What is the Benefit of Celebrating “International Day of Education”? International Day Of Education is a manifestation of world’s political...

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Slogans on Save Environment

Everything that constitutes our surrounding is called the environment. Our natural environment consists of the land, the water, the air we breathe also the climate; all the natural factors or resources that surround us, together form the environment we live in. A safe and clean environment is essential for the survival of all the living species on planet. Any harm to the environment is brought upon by directly exploiting the resources or polluting them indirectly through various means. Today, the environment is facing serious threats mostly due to human induced factors. We are fast losing available fresh water resource at a rate much greater than it could be replenished. Indiscriminate use of fossil fuel has led to its scarcity in many parts of the world not to mention air pollution. Today the air is filled with smoke and harmful gases, having derogatory effects on health of humans along with plants and animals. Considering only bad health is like underplaying the whole thing; a damaged environment has more severe and far destructive consequences. Imbalanced ecological system, global warming, unexpected changes in climate, severe drought, habitation shrinkage etc are only few effects of environmental damage. We are polluting our own precious resources, disregarding their worth and neglecting the damage that we do to our environment. Destroying forests to set up factories, polluting the rivers and streams, polluting the soil and the...

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