Essay on Biodiversity Or, Biological Diversity

What is biodiversity? Biodiversity is life. Short for biological diversity, biodiversity refers to all life on Earth. It includes everything from micro-organisms to towering trees, tiny insects to large mammals, including humans. It is also the ecosystems in which organisms Continue Reading »

Essay on Good Governance

Background: In the last decade, development literature increasingly emphasized the role played by good governance in maximizing the effectiveness of the development dollar and in achieving sustainable development. What is governance? The term ‘governance’ is used to describe the way Continue Reading »

Essay on Urbanization and Its Causes

Living in cities: Cities have long been places where the concentration of large numbers of people has fostered specialization in commerce, industry, arts, sciences, and culture. The percentage of the world’s population living in cities is increasing rapidly – from Continue Reading »

Essay on Human Rights

The United Nations vision is of a world in which the human rights of all are fully respected and enjoyed in conditions of global peace. The High Commissioner works to keep that vision to the forefront through the constant encouragement Continue Reading »

Essay on The Right to Education

Education is central to development – it empowers people and strengthens nations. It is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and helps lay a foundation for sustained economic growth. It is at the center of Continue Reading »

Essay on A Journey by Air

The occasion of the trip: My father had once an occasion to go to Madras by plane in connection with official business. He asked me if I liked to have a trip by air to Madras. I readily seized the Continue Reading »

Essay on Health

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (World Health Organization). Good health requires the provision of health care for prevention and treatment of disease and injury, good Continue Reading »