Islamic State gaining ground in Afghanistan: UN
Islamic State gaining ground in Afghanistan: UN

Islamic State group is making inroads in Afghanistan, winning over a growing number of sympathizers and recruiting followers in 25 of the country`s 34 provinces, a UN report said Friday.

16,000 children under age of five die every day: UNICEF

Nearly 5.9 million children will die before their fifth birthday this year mainly of preventable causes, a UN report has warned, though the child mortality rate has fallen by more than 50 per cent since 1990.

Children miss school, fear abuse after Nepal quake: Aid groups


London: Inadequate shelter, school closures and a lack of safe water and sanitation are the three biggest concerns of Nepali children affected by two huge earthquakes, said a major survey published on Saturday, the three month anniversary of the first quake.

Israeli leader criticizes upcoming UN report on Gaza war

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday criticized an upcoming United Nations report into last year's war in the Gaza Strip, calling it a waste of time.

India's economic growth to surpass China's in 2015-16: UN report

India's economic growth is projected to surpass that of China's in 2016 with the GDP expected to zoom by 7.7 percent, according to a UN report which said India will help accelerate growth in South Asia.

Now on India will grow faster, outpace China: UN

India is expected to log a growth of 7.6 percent this year and 7.7 percent, nearly 1.5 percentage points higher than the outlook just four months ago, in a clear sign that it will outpace China quite decisively, as per a UN report released here Tuesday.

India economic growth to surpass China's in 2015-16: UN report

The mid-year update of the UN World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP), released today, said India's economy is projected to grow by 7.6 per cent this year and 7.7 per cent in 2016, overtaking China.

India to grow at 8.1% in 2015-16: UN report

Indian economy is likely to clock 8.1 percent growth in the current financial year, spurred by strong consumer spending amid low inflation, infrastructure projects and government's reform measures, says a UN report.

Israel responsible for Gaza shelter attacks: UN report

A United Nations inquiry on Monday blamed the Israeli military for seven attacks on UN schools in Gaza that were used as shelters during the 2014 war.

India 5th biggest generator of e-waste in 2014: UN report

India is the fifth biggest producer of e-waste in the world, discarding 1.7 million tonnes (Mt) of electronic and electrical equipment in 2014, a UN report has said warning that the volume of global e-waste is likely to rise sharply by 21 per cent in next three years.

Campaign has reduced mother and child deaths, says UN report

A UN initiative to improve the health of women and children that attracted USD 60 billion over the past five years has led to a decrease in maternal and child death rates in all 49 targeted countries, according to a report.

UN report finds torture still widespread in Afghan jails

 Afghan authorities tortured or mistreated more than a third of nearly 800 suspected Taliban-linked detainees who human rights investigators were able to interview, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

India's FDI increased by 26% in 2014: UN

Notwithstanding the decline in global foreign direct investment inflows, India's FDI increased by 26 percent in 2014 to nearly USD 35 billion with maximum growth in the services sector, a UN report has said.

India's FDI increased by 26% in 2014
India's FDI increased by 26% in 2014

FDI flows to India increased by 26 percent in 2014 to an estimated 35 billion.

Mumbai, Kolkata most vulnerable to climate change: Govt
Mumbai, Kolkata most vulnerable to climate change: Govt

 India's populous coastal cities Mumbai and Kolkata are most vulnerable to loss of life and properties due to coastal flooding in the second half of the century, the government has said quoting a UN report ahead of a key global climate conference in Peruvian capital Lima.

Indian films high on sexualisation, stereotyping of women: UN report
Indian films high on sexualisation, stereotyping of women: UN report

 India tops the chart in showing attractive women in its movies and as much as 35 percent of these female characters are shown with some nudity, finds a first-ever UN sponsored global study of female characters in popular films across the world.

UN report on e-cigarettes is flawed, say critics

Health experts fearing a clampdown on e-cigarettes said today a UN report on the device had exaggerated their health risk and underplayed their role as a safe alternative to tobacco.

India`s child sex ratio drops: UN report

India needs to take urgent action following a sharp fall in its child sex ratio, a United Nations report said Tuesday.

India tops the list of global poor: UN report

India tops the list of countries with the largest share of global extreme poor though the poverty rate in southeast Asia as whole saw a substantial fall from 1990 to 2010, a new United Nations report said.

Major powers supply weapons in Syria: UN report

A UN inquiry commission report has revealed influential states are supplying Syrian government and opposition forces the weapons to carry out war crimes and violate human rights, reportedly.