UN REPORT

  • Released UN report on domestic violence close to reality: Kiran Bedi November 11, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Kiran Bedi said that the UN report released is quite close to the real truth. "It is a difficult choice for women. Women should stand up for their rights the moment they are assaulted. They should not tolerate ill-treatment and should seek help," said Kiran...
  • Six out of 10 Indian men admit to committing violence against their wives: UN report November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Sixty per cent of Indian men admit acting violently against their wife or partner at some point in their lives while 52 per cent of women admit having faced some form of violence during their lifetime, says a UN report. The highest reports of violence came from Odisha and...
  • ISIS jihadists order genital mutilation of all women in Iraq July 27, 2014

    Geneva: Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the warravaged country, a UN official said on Thursday. The UN's second most senior official in Iraq, Jacqueline Badcock,...
  • Korea rejects UN report, hopes start of Posco in next year October 7, 2013

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

    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 the...
  • BRICS to surpass combined GDP of US, western Europe by 2020: UN March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The combined output of BRICS countries will surpass the aggregate GDP of the US, Canada and other European nations by 2020, a UN report said on Friday. "By 2020, the combined economic output of three leading developing countries alone - Brazil, China and India - will surpass the aggregate...
  • Taliban deny their bombs cause most Afghan deaths October 21, 2012

    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...
  • New HIV cases decline by half in India: UN report July 19, 2012

    New Delhi: New HIV cases among adults have declined by half in India since 2000, according to a new UN report which praised India's contribution to AIDS response through manufacture of generic antiretroviral drugs. Though rate of HIV transmission in Asia is slowing down, atleast 1,000 new infections among adults continue...
  • Human development: India falls 15 places to 134 November 2, 2011

    New Delhi: India ranks a low 134 among 187 countries in terms of the human development index (HDI), which assesses longterm 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 less...
  • 35 pc Indian women beaten up at home: UN July 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Thirtyfive 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. Thirtynine per cent of men and women in India also think that it is "sometimes or always" justifiable...
  • UN report: Men outnumber women globally October 21, 2010

    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...
  • India 9th most attractive country to invest July 22, 2010

    New Delhi: India climbed four notches to be ranked the ninth most attractive investment destination in 2009 with a total foreign direct investment inflow of $ 34.61 billion, a UN report revealed on Thursday. India attracted sizeable overseas investment despite the overall drop in such inflows due to the global financial...
  • Britian to withdraw Musharraf's security April 27, 2010

    London: The British government has decided to withdraw the security and other facilities of former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf after a UN report on former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's murder revealed her security was insufficient during his reign. The British government has decided to withdraw all the facilities, including security, provided...
  • India has more cell phones than toilets: UN April 15, 2010

    United Nations: More people in India, the world's second most crowded country, have access to a mobile telephone than to a toilet, according to a new UN study on how to cut the number of people with inadequate sanitation. "It is a tragic irony to think that in India, a...
  • Rising power India ranks low in quality of life index October 5, 2009

    New Delhi: The quality of life in India continues to be appalling with the country ranked poorly at 134 among 182 countries on the Human Development Index of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that was released globally on Monday. The ranking clearly shows India has slipped in comparative terms in...
  • UN slams Israel, Palestine for Gaza carnage September 16, 2009

    United Nations: A UN investigation concluded on Tuesday that both sides in the IsraeliPalestinian conflict in Gaza committed war crimes and possible crimes against humanity, raising the prospect that officials may seek prosecution in the International Criminal Court. The probe led by former South African judge Richard Goldstone concluded that...
  • Global warming may turn world greener March 19, 2007

    Oslo: Global warming is expected to turn the planet a bit greener by spurring plant growth but crops and forests may wilt beyond midcentury if temperatures keep rising, according to a draft UN report. Scientists have long disputed about how far higher temperatures might help or hamper plants and farmers...