It said India is among the 16 countries that have reduced open defecation rates by at least 25 percentage points. The progress termed as “moderate” by the UN report.
A UN panel is calling for Internet and social media companies to respond to the exploitation of their services by al-Qaida and other extremist groups who use the web to recruit fighters and spout “increasingly horrific propaganda.” The panel recommended in a report circulated Wednesday that these companies brief the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions […]
Yoga began in India some five thousand years ago. But it was given the ultimate seal of international acclaim only last year by the UN, she said.
Global refugee figures are at a record high, resulting from conflicts still to be resolved.
UNHCR estimated that a total of 59.5 million people worldwide had been displaced by conflict by the end of last year, including 38.2 million displaced within their own countries.
The report was produced by MenCare, a global campaign to promote men and boys as equal caregivers, and was supported by several UN agencies.
In an essay written from jail and published a day before his hanging, Bahadur, a Christian, repeated his assertion that he was innocent.
He called for documentation and adaptation of best practices in the healthcare sector across the country to enable their rapid scaling up for maximum benefit.
“By 2100 we expect 130 to 160 gigatonnes of carbon released into the atmosphere,” Natali told journalists in Bonn.
The idea for declaring an International Day of Yoga at the United Nations was formally proposed by PM Narendra Modi
Western officials say the UN talks are the only hope of forming a unity government and halting the fighting among factions allied to either government.
The President and Swedish Prime Minister witnessed signing of agreements between the two sides which included an Agreement on Visa Exemption for diplomatic passport holders.
No arrests have been announced, and it’s not clear where the accused soldiers, who were supporting a UN peacekeeping force, are now. The UN seems unable to say when the abuses stopped, or how long it continued to investigate.
The agencies said improved agricultural productivity, and better social protection measures like food vouchers or school meal programs had had the most impact in reducing hunger.
UN children’s agency said women and children have carried out three-quarters of all reported Boko Harem suicide bombings with girls blamed for nine such attacks since July.