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More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN report

More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:53

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said on Thursday.

India`s child sex ratio drops: UN report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:16

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 15:04

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 03:29

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.

Gross rights abuses committed by both sides in South Sudan: Report

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 13:16

Gross human rights abuses, including rapes, mass killings and torture, have been committed by both sides in the brutal conflict that erupted in South Sudan towards end of last year, according to a new UN report which said civilians were directly targeted in the violence.

UN names 21 countries where rape in conflict

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 02:31

A new UN report names 21 countries where rape and other sexual violence has been committed in current and recent conflicts - from Afghanistan and Central African Republic to Myanmar and Syria.

New UN report shows global warming`s growing impact on climate change

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:54

A new report from the UN has warned that the impacts of global warming are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible".

Climate change set to displace hundreds of millions of people by end of century

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 14:37

A new UN report suggests that climate change will displace hundreds of millions of people by the end of this century, increasing the risk of violent conflict and wiping trillions of dollars off the global economy.

North Korea, China slams UN report on human rights violation

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 13:53

North Korea has rejected a UN Human rights report that made shocking revelations of crimes committed against humanity in the country.

Convergence of schemes can improve growth, development outcome

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 18:26

The report assesses initiatives underway in six states and illustrates how these can be successfully converged to enhance qualitative and sustainable outcomes for development.

UN report sees USD 1.45 tn global warming cost: Media

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 20:15

Global warming will reduce the world`s crop production by up to two percent every decade and wreak USD 1.45 trillion of economic damage by the end of this century, according to a draft UN report, Japanese media said today.

North Korea refutes UN report on human rights

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10:22

North Korea has denounced a UN report on its human rights as "sheer lies" and "politically-motivated provocation".