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Mid-day meals rules lay stress on quality, regularity
The Centre notified the mid-day meals rules on Thursday, making running quality tests and sticking to nutritional standards mandatory. The State governments will be held accountable for non-delivery of service.

-02 Oct 2015

Commitment in SDGs and amongst national politicians to tackle malnutrition underwhelming
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been agreed, however, the current focus on nutrition is insufficient. The new Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) launched today, shows that government commitment to addressing hunger is rarely the same as their commitment to addressing malnutr...

-01 Oct 2015

Indonesia pledges 4,000 peacekeepers by 2019
Indonesia would have 4,000 peacekeepers deployed worldwide as part of UN forces by 2019, Vice President Jusuf Kalla pledged at the UN Peacekeeping Summit on Monday, expressing his desire to see Indonesia expand its role in ensuring world peace.

-01 Oct 2015

Over 10,000 Kayin voters to be excluded from Myanmar's November election
Polling booths would be opened at only 102 villages in Myanmar's Kayin state due to security threats, said the chairman of the Kayin State Election Commission. Under this decision, voters in the remaining 41 villages would be unable to cast their votes in the November 8 election.

-01 Oct 2015

Civil group presses for North Korea Human Rights Act
A leading international human rights organisation Wednesday called for the prompt passage of the North Korean Human Rights Act, a bill stalled at the National Assembly since 2005.

-01 Oct 2015

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