Have some notes from 'Seen and Unseen'...will add that here :
1. Achievements of women : Hansa Mehta played a key role in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Begum Shareefah Ali was a founding member of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in 1947. Lakshmi Menon headed the UN’s women and children section between 1949 and 1950. Renuka Ray represented India at the General Assembly in 1949.
2. In his book 'The Ultimate Resouce' , Julius Simon calls human as the ultimate resource & says that the argument that high population is a reason for poverty is just an excuse for bad governance. Every human has the capability to give something unique back to society but for that they need to cross a certain susbsistence threshold.