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UN report outlines path towards closing gender gap, realizing reproductive health rights

New York, Oct 18(Just Earth News): Vast inequalities threaten economies, communities and nations, trapping people in a cycle of poverty and marginalization, the United Nations said on Tuesday in a new report that outlines 10 actions countries can take on the path towards equality.

After two years of conflict, situation in eastern Ukraine remains ‘grim’ – UN report

New York, June 4 (Just Earth News): A new report by the United Nations human rights office shows that, after two years of conflict, the situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile and continues to have a severe impact on human rights, especially for those living near the contact line and in territories controlled by armed groups.

UN report highlights ‘searing’ account of killings, rapes by South Sudanese forces

New York, Mar 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS):A new United Nations report on the human rights situation in South Sudan published on Friday describes a multitude of horrendous violations in “searing detail,” in particular by Government forces, including cases of civilians burned alive or cut to pieces and a teenage girl being raped by ten soldiers.

UN report warns of 'abhorrent violations' against children in war-torn Iraq

New York, Dec 3 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Boys and girls in war-weary Iraq are suffering from grave violations with "dramatic consequences," according to the latest report from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the situation of children and armed conflict in the country.

Some 3.2 billion people online, but number falls short of Internet target: UN report

New York, Dec 1 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Some 3.2 billion people are now online, representing 43.4 per cent of the global population, but the number still falls significantly short of reaching the anticipated goal of 60 per cent by 2020, according to a United Nations report released on Monday.

UN report finds 90 per cent of disasters are weather-related

New York, Nov 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A new report issued on Monday by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) shows that over the last 20 years, 90 per cent of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events.

UN report cites huge positive policy potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions

New York, Nov 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A new report packed with best practice climate policies from across the world was released on Wednesday by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), revealing a wealth of existing opportunities to immediately scale up reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while powering up ambition to keep the global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius.

Small group of countries driving innovation in breakthrough technologies: UN report

New York, Nov 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Japan and the United States lead a small group of nations that are driving innovation in 3D printing, nanotechnology and robotics, three frontier technologies that hold the potential to boost future economic growth, according to a new report by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

UN report reveals urgent need for systematic approach to youth violence prevention

New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): While youth violence is not a simple problem with easy solutions, a new report launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) underscores that prevention programmes can improve a broad range of health, education and social outcomes – and lead to potentially substantial economic savings.

'Silence is too often the only safe option left,' UN report on sources and whistleblowers

New York, Oct 23 (IBNS): Governments and international organizations are failing to ensure adequate protections to whistleblowers and sources of information, according to a new report by the UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression.

Women worldwide live longer, healthier lives with better education: UN report

New York, Oct 21 (IBNS):The lives of women and girls around the world have improved in several areas over the last 20 years but they continue to be victims of gender based discrimination and violence, according to a new report launched on Tuesday by the United Nations.

Expanding social protection offers a faster track to ending hunger: UN report

New York, Oct 14 (IBNS): A new report published on Tuesday by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) finds that social protection is emerging as a critical tool in the drive to eradicate hunger, yet the vast majority of the world’s rural poor are yet to be covered.

Peace endures when women can participate meaningfully in peace talks: UN report

New York, Oct 13 (IBNS): A new report on women, peace and security, launched on Monday to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the landmark United Nations Security Council resolution on the issue, highlights the important gains to be made by the greater empowerment of women in peacebuilding efforts.

UN report shows global youth unemployment rate still above financial crisis levels

New York, Oct 9 (IBNS): Global youth unemployment rates have stabilized somewhat but remain well above pre-financial crisis levels, according to a new report released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday.

People over 60 will double by 2050 but little evidence they will be healthier: UN report

New York, Oct 1 (IBNS): The number of people over the age of 60 is expected to double by 2050 and require radical societal change because "unfortunately, 70 does not yet appear to be the new 60" contrary to widespread assumptions, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).