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 positions, it said.
The report, "The World's Women 2010: Trends and Statistics", was released by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Wednesday on the occasion of World Statistics Day.
The UN General Assembly in June proclaimed Oct 20 as World Statistics Day to recognise the importance of statistics in shaping societies.
The report showed that women globally have "benefited" from gender statistics in the last decade....more
05:43 PM, Oct 21, 2010