With the highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid-19 unleashing new waves of infections, the human and economic tolls of the pandemic are projected to increase again.
The highest numbers of violations were the recruitment and use of 8,521 children, followed by the killing and maiming of 8,422 children and 4,156 incidents of denial of humanitarian access, the report said.
A United Nations Security Council report released earlier this week has once again established that a significant part of the leadership of Al Qaeda resides in the Afghanistan and Pakistan border region and that the terrorist organization, founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden, and like-minded militants continue to celebrate developments in Afghanistan as a victory for the Taliban's cause and thus for global radicalism.
Geneva: Air pollution, both outside and inside home, is a silent and invisible prolific killer responsible for premature death of 7 million people each year, including 600,000 children, according to a UN expert on environment and human rights. According to David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur, more than 6 billion people, one-third of them children, […]
Davos: Each year, approximately 50 million tonnes of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) is discarded, a UN report said on Thursday. In terms of material value, this is worth 62.5 billion dollars — more than the GDP of most countries. Ironically, less than 20 per cent of this is recycled formally. Informally, millions of people […]
New Delhi: The Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.4 per cent in the current fiscal and its GDP growth will rise to 7.6 per cent in 2019-20, before tapering down to 7.4 per cent in 2020-21, according to a UN report released on Wednesday. The report United Nations’ World Economic Situation and Prospects […]
New York: India is among the five countries — Pakistan, Nigeria, Congo and Ethiopia being the others — responsible for half of all new-born deaths in the world, according to a UN report. The report, “Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017”, revealed that 5.6 million children died before reaching the age of five in […]