Bureau of Energy Efficiency
cordially invites you to the
launch of Trading of Energy Saving Certificates (ESCerts)
under the Perform, Achieve & Trade (PAT) Scheme-
an initiative under the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE),
Shri Raj Kumar Singh,
Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Power and New & Renewable Energy,
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017,
at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi,
at 10:30 AM
Media Invite: Launch of Trading of Energy Saving Certificates (ESCerts) under the Perform, Achieve & Trade (PAT) Scheme-an initiative under the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), By Shri Raj Kumar Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C
DHAKA, Bangladesh, 24 September 2017: The first consignment of UNICEF emergency supplies for hundreds of thousands of refugee Rohingya children and their families has arrived in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.
The cargo plane arrived from Copenhagen with 100 tons of supplies comprising water purifying tablets, family hygiene kits, sanitary materials, plastic tarpaulins, recreational kits for children and other items.
The supplies will provide urgently-needed assistance to the estimated quarter of a million Rohingya child refugees who are among the 429,000 people who have fled across the border from neighbouring Myanmar in recent weeks. The refugees are now living in desperate conditions in southern Bangladesh.
“Ensuring that children and families have safe water for drinking and washing is absolutely essential in order to protect them against diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases,” said Edouard Beigbeder, UNICEF Representative in Bangladesh. “This is a very real threat given the current situation in the camps and makeshift settlements where the Rohingya are now living, especially amid the current heavy rains”.
The next consignments consisting of – school bags, tents, early childhood development kits, family hygiene and dignity kits, tarpaulin and nutrition materials – are also on its way to Bangladesh.
The supplies will be delivered by truck to the southern city of Cox’s Bazar, where an expanding international response is mobilising to address the plight of the growing number of Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh.
UNICEF is seeking US$ 7.3 million in additional funding for its work in southern Bangladesh over the next three months, but additional funds will be necessary as the refugee population continues to grow.
CITIZENS IN INDIA AND AROUND THE GLOBE CALL ON WORLD LEADERS TO ACT ON 2ND ANNIVERSARY of SDGs (#ACT4SDGs)
Today, on the 2nd anniversary of the SDGs, thousands of citizens in over 107 countries and cities around the world, including in India will raise our voices and hold our world leaders accountable to #ACT4SDGs.
Through the We the People ACT4SDGs campaign thousands of campaigners and ordinary citizens have come together around the anniversary in over 650 eventsfrom Manila to Buenos Aires to Brussels, Mexico City and Nairobi, to create awareness on the SDGs, highlight local realities, and hold our governments accountable.
Wada Na Todo Abhiyan/ GCAP India initiated photo events with different partner Civil Society Organisations as well as marginalised communitiessuch as children, youth, women, Dalits, Tribals, urban poor and religious minorities atten landmark locations in the national capital city, New Delhi such as Lotus Temple, Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Parliament House, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar and Central Park in Connaught Place. Moreover, WNTA is running a Social Media Campaign for 15 days, i.e., from 10th to 25th September 2017 highlighting the status of implementation of SDGs in India, with special focus on marginalized groups. AnOnline Poster-Making Competition on SDGs: Agenda 2030, Launch of SDGWatchTN in Tamil Nadu as well as Press Release of Civil Society Report on SDGs in ten different states of India were some of the highlighting events of WNTA/GCAP India’s initiatives of popularising the SDG: Agenda 2030.
Ms. Manshi Singh from Wada Na Todo Abhiyan said: “We urge our leaders to #ACT4SDGs and take urgent action to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change. We can work together to create a better, more fair world. Our future, our children’s future, and the future of our planet depends on it.’’
On 25 September 2015, world leaders agreed to a definitive plan for the planet and its people by adopting 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. If the 193 governments who signed the SDGs hold to their commitments, the results will be extraordinary. The SDGs could achieve:
- An end to extreme poverty by 2030 that condemns millions of people, especially women and girls, to an early death, poor education and ill health.
- A turning point in the soaring levels of inequality and discrimination.
- An accelerated transition to 100% renewable energy, ensuring policies that take care of people and planet.
Photos and stories from all parts of the world will be aggregated and showcased on www.act4sdgs.org for all to see how people take actions for SDGs.
Notes to editors: Please contact Manshi Singh the Programme Officer fromWada Na Todo Abhiyan on firstname.lastname@example.org, 8376833414 for interview requests, details of national mobilization in India or for any other questions.
We the People ACT4SDGs is a global campaign created by UN SDG Action Campaign and national coalition of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) to create awareness and promote the SDGs among citizens. We are joining forces with civil society, volunteers, and citizens in 100 different countries to send a strong signal to leaders about what needs to be done two years after the approval of the goals. Our movement is open and inclusive. Everyone who shares our vision and wants to mobilize and engage citizens in their communities or around the world is invited to join our movement.
The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) is a southern-led movement that challenges the structures and institutions that perpetuate poverty and inequality. GCAP supports people in 85 countries in their struggles for justice and brings individuals and organisations together to challenge the institutions and processes that perpetuate poverty and inequalities. Together, we defend and promote human rights, gender justice, social justice, climate justice and the security needed for the dignity and peace of all.
Syeda Tanbir Azmi
Documentation & Communication Assistant
Wada Na Todo Abhiyan
What: Press Conference on Karwan-e-Mohabbat (a peace walk)
When: September 25, 2017 at 3 p.m
Where: Lawn (ground floor), Press Club of India, Raisina Road
The Karwan-e-Mohabbat set out on September 4 from Assam as a collective response of love, atonement, conscience and justice, to the climate of hate, violence and fear that has enveloped many parts of the country. It traversed eight states, where the members of the Karwan met over fifty families that were targets of hate violence, whether in the form of lynching and mob attacks, Dalit atrocities or violent communal targeting by the police. The states where the Karwan travelled are Assam, Jharkhand, coastal Karnataka, Delhi, Western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
The Karwan found a situation of enormous, settled, everyday fear among Muslims, Christians and Dalits in many parts of the country. It found that they had very little expectation of justice from the state. In many states, it found that the police itself is assuming the tasks of the lynch mob against minorities. It also found very little remorse in the majority community in many places where the violence actually occurred, although at the same time the Karwan was met not just with stones and footwear but with rose petals and tremendous goodwill for its message of peace and love.
In order to share what they observed and felt through this unique journey, members of the Karwan-e-Mohabbat will address both the press and other citizens who are interested, from 3 pm onwards at Press Club of India (Lawn), Raisina Road.
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Archana Bahl Sapra is with Sonalika Csr and 5 others at Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi.
· New Delhi ·
Coming up this week.. ‘Nature Connect ‘ – a dialogue through art about nature & our environment !
Please join us to be a part of the engaging and interactive works of art specially created this Wednesday to Friday 27th 28th and 29th September at the Hungarian Information & Cultural Centre!
Installations, Projects, Dialogues, curated walks and workshops throughout the days!
National Workshop Fair Equitable deal to Tribal
Sciences Po, the leading French university in Social Sciences, is launching a new Bachelor of Arts programme in September 2017. The newly revamped multidisciplinary programme will focus on humanities, civic engagement and distinct regional specialisations.
Ms. Laurence Souloumiac, Director of Centre for Asia and her team would be pleased to interact with members of the press on Wednesday, 27th September to discuss the new B.A. programme, internationalization of Sciences Po, its collaborations with Indian institutions (Ashoka University, Jamia Milia and others), and its vision of social inclusion.
Welcoming the endeavour, H.E. Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, said,
“As an alumnus myself, I cannot enough recommend Sciences Po’s multidisciplinary approach. Each of its campuses, spread over seven French cities, offers students a focus on a specific region of the world, with the one in Le Havre dedicated to Asia. Its highly global outlook has drawn pupils from 150 countries apart from France, who make up half of the 13,000 students on its rolls. Our objective is to attract ever more talented Indian students to France and offer them the best education and opportunities. I am delighted of Sciences Po’s involvement in India and proud of the growing Sciences Po alumni community in this country.”
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