UN Report

  • Korea rejects UN report, hopes start of Posco in next year 07-10-2013 11:44 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Rejecting a UN panel recommendation for halting Posco's port-to-steel plant project, both the Republic of Korea and the Odisha government on Monday exuded optimism to go for the ground-breaking ceremony of the proposed facility near Paradip early next year. "We are happy that the state government has acquired the...
  • UN report on Syrian chemical use by Sep 16: France 12-09-2013 06:01 PM

    Paris: UN experts would "probably" publish their findings on an chemical attack in Syria Sep 16, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Thursday. The minister stressed there was no doubt that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched the chemical attack in Damascus suburbs last month, Xinhua reported citing...
  • Taliban deny their bombs cause most Afghan deaths 21-10-2012 02:43 PM

    Kabul: The Taliban dismissed on Sunday a UN report that roadside bombs are causing most civilian casualties in Afghanistan as "Western propaganda." Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed that the insurgents only use the weapons to target foreign troops and the Afghan security forces. "By spreading such propaganda they are trying...
  • Human development: India falls 15 places to 134 02-11-2011 04:55 PM

    New Delhi: India ranks a low 134 among 187 countries in terms of the human development index (HDI), which assesses long-term progress in health, education and income indicators. According to a UN report released on Wednesday, although placed in the "medium" category, India's standing is way behind scores of economically...
  • 35 pc Indian women beaten up at home: UN 08-07-2011 07:39 AM

    New Delhi: Thirty-five per cent of women in India face physical violence while 10 per cent of them suffer sexual violence from their intimate partners at home, according to a UN study. Thirty-nine per cent of men and women in India also think that it is "sometimes or always" justifiable...
  • UN report: Men outnumber women globally 21-10-2010 05:43 PM

    New Delhi: There are 57 million more men than women globally, a UN report said. While much progress has been made in ensuring the equal status of women and men in many areas, much needs to be done in closing the gender gap in areas like power and decision making...