New York– New York State has taken an important step toward ending child marriage, as Governor Andrew Cuomo on June 20, 2017 signed legislation to dramatically reduce the circumstances under which children can marry, Human Rights Watch said today. Between 2001 to 2010, 3,850 children under 18 married in New York State.
The OneWorld South Asia center in India has focused on facilitating ICT-assisted communication for the benefit of the marginalised; developing information services and products; and building ICT capacities to accelerate realisation of MDGs and going forward SDGs. This has been achieved through a wide range of activities, including a telephone and internet-based helpline service for farmers, community radio, supporting local content exchange by communities, providing web development support, organizing knowledge sharing events etc. OneWorld South Asia is particularly focussed on community radio, livelihood, agriculture, education, social justice, environment, disaster management, tribals, e-governance, health, water and sanitation, women's empowerment, CSR etc. Besides, the OneWorld South Asia (OWSA) portal is a popular development content resource on social and sustainable development issues.
As the clock ticks towards the 2030 deadline for meeting global goals to eradicate hunger and poverty, the United Nations agriculture agency today asserted that five vitally important emerging economies, known collective as the 'BRICS' countries, are well positioned to take a leading role in helping the world achieve these targets.