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Jan 02, 2019
India can't achieve 8% annual GDP growth without reducing income and gender inequality and improving healthcareIndia is one of the most unequal countries in the world, with the top 10 percent controlling 55 percent of the total wealth against 31 percent in 1980, according to the 2018 World Inequality report.
Sep 23, 2018
Over 270 million people moved out of poverty in India since 2005-06, improvement fastest among STs, Muslims, shows UN dataPoverty reduction was fastest among children, the poorest states, scheduled tribes and Muslims in India where, in an historic shift, over 270 million people moved out of poverty in the decade since 2005-06, according to a new data.
Sep 20, 2018
Senior Indian official at UN Women sacked over sexual misconduct after investigation upholds complaints against himIn a statement issued on Tuesday, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said the investigative and disciplinary processes into allegations involving a UN Women staff member have "concluded that sexual misconduct occurred".
Sep 18, 2018
UN investigators call for Myanmar Army to be removed from politics, reiterate appeal for generals to be prosecuted for Rohingya genocideA brutal military crackdown last year forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee over the border to Bangladesh. The UN's 444-page probe called for Myanmar military's top leadership to be replaced and for the institution — locally known as the Tatmadaw — to have no further influence over the country's governance.
Sep 12, 2018
For the first time, Myanmar govt grants United Nations teams access to operate in Rakhine stateThe United Nations has been waiting for access to the epicentre of the military's "clearance operations" against the Rohingya minority since June.
Aug 10, 2018
Indian UN official under investigation for sexual misconduct; world body says allegations by 8 men being taken 'very seriously'An Indian official in the UN agency for gender equality and women empowerment is under investigation for sexual misconduct after at least eight men accused him of sexually harassing them.
Jul 15, 2018
Govt's sharp focus on skill development is improving employability, but employment is still a far cryNearly 300 million youth are currently under employed or unemployed, and only two percent of the country’s total workforce has undergone skills training.
Jun 19, 2018
WHO commends India for achieving maternal mortality goal; but health ministry statistics differ from UNDP targetsIndia has met the MDG (Millenium Development Goal) target for MMR (Maternal Mortality Ratio) of 139/lakh live births by achieving 130 by 2015.
Nov 23, 2017
Latin America is the world's most violent region for women, says UNDPLatin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Nov 09, 2017
Need 'all- encompassing approach' to tackle air pollution in Delhi, says top UN officialTackling environmental pollution, such as the haze that has enveloped Delhi, calls for an "all- encompassing approach" over and above measures such as a ban on firecrackers and controlling the volume of vehicles on the roads, a top UN official said on Thursday.