“Children’s rights around the world are in sharp decline”: UN

"Children's rights around the world are in sharp decline": UN

This Monday (January 16), at the inauguration of the 92nd session of the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of the Child, Volker Türk, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, made a strong appeal to all governments of the world by assuring that “children’s rights are in sharp decline”. The impact that the covid-19 … Read more

UN launches record $51.5B emergency funding appeal

UN launches record $51.5B emergency funding appeal

A record request of 51.5 billion dollars to help 230 million people who are “on the brink of the abyss” in 69 countries, was launched this Thursday, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. “The needs are outrageously high; They are increasing because we have been hit by the war in … Read more

India slams Imran Khan’ says Pakistan has history of supporting terrorists’

Can decide to join Pak

Ground Report | New Delhi: India slams Imran Khan; Indian representative Sneha Dubey on Friday termed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s virtual address at the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as “false and malicious”. ALSO READ: Who will join the Taliban government? India slams Imran Khan In a strongly worded reply to the Prime Minister … Read more

Withholding financial aid may worsen the situation in Afghanistan

What does Taliban rule mean for Hindus?

Ground Report | New Delhi: Withholding financial aid; UN Special Envoy for Afghanistan Deborah Lyons said on Thursday that a decision to stop funding to Afghanistan to prevent the Taliban from accessing money would do more harm than good to the people. The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative told the Security Council that although there are … Read more

One in six people will be over 65 by 2050, says UN

One in six people

Ground Report | New Delhi: One in six people; The Population Division of the United Nations has just released the World Population Prospects 2019 report, which indicates that the world’s population could reach its highest point in human history by the end of the century, with around 11,000 million people in 2100. The increase in … Read more

Why women’s unemployment continues to rise

Europe, Central Asia likely to see 500K deaths by February due to covid

Ground Report | New Delhi: Why women’s unemployment; Every year, the International Labor Organization (ILO) publishes an official World Employment and Social Outlook Report, which is used by the United Nations, governments, and civil society organizations to understand global labor patterns through in-depth data. The findings of this year’s report are particularly worrying for ILO … Read more

Attacks on water-related humanitarian missions on the rise

Attacks on water

Ground Report | New Delhi: Attacks on water; The United Nations Security Council has called on the international community to support and protect in all parts of the world the work of humanitarian aid agencies and medical personnel in conflict zones so that they can carry out their difficult and dangerous work where it is … Read more

UN Human Rights expressed grief over the death of Father Stan Swamy

UN Human Rights expressed

Ground Report | New Delhi: UN Human Rights expressed; UN Human Rights, the United Nations’ highest body on human rights matters, has expressed grief over the death of Father Stan Swamy, a human rights activist from India. The organization tweeted and wrote, “We are saddened and pained by the death of 84-year-old Father Stan Swamy, … Read more

Huge rise in child abduction, rape in conflict zones: UN

Huge rise in child abduction

The army detained four children in Jammu and Kashmir on charges of having links with armed groups (Huge rise in child abduction) Ground Report | New Delhi: Huge rise in child abduction; The United Nations UN has released a report on Monday, in which it has been told that 2,674 children died in various Conflicts … Read more

Covid pushed more than 100 million workers into poverty

India lags behind Pakistan and Nepal in Global Hunger Index

A new UN report shows that job losses during the coronavirus pandemic have destroyed “five years of progress”. There is no prospect of an end to the crisis arising in the labour market. Ground Report | New Delhi: A report released on Wednesday by the International Labour Organization (ILO) says that due to the global crisis … Read more