June 2017

Don’t turn seas into areas of conflict, says MJ Akbar at United Nations Ocean Conference

First Post, June 9, 2017
“The rapid and sustained economic growth across oceans is proof that the world’s economic engines are purring to a new tune in the 21st century. We must turn this into the harmony of a great choir, where each of us is an equal voice”, Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar said on Friday, addressing the UN Ocean Conference in the General Assembly in New York.

India calls for enhanced connectivity, unimpeded trade among SCO member states

Economic Times, June 15, 2017
India today called for enhanced connectivity and unimpeded trade among SCO member states with due respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity besides deepening cooperation to fight terrorism and extremism.

India submits report on sustainable development goals to UN

Business Standard, June 21, 2017
On ending poverty in all its forms, it said there was compelling evidence that the rapid growth India has achieved following the economic reforms in 1991 had led to significant reduction in poverty.

The Governance of Sustainable Development Goals In India

Business World, June 3, 2017
That India is taking its commitment seriously is visible in the fact that Niti Aayog – the National Institution for Transforming India – Chaired by the Prime Minister has been assigned the role to ‘coordinate’ the achievement of India’s sustainable development goals both in quantitative and qualitative terms.