New York, Sep 21 2013 – With nearly two out of every five people in the world online by the end of the year, more than two-thirds of those living in developing countries will not have access to the Internet, the United Nations today reported in a global survey of broadband access.
The most common motivation of some men who have admitted to rape is the belief that they are entitled to sex even without the female partner’s consent, according to a newly released United Nations study of some Asia and Pacific countries, which urges greater measures to end impunity for men who use violence against women… Read More »
G20 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that two-and-half years of conflict in Syria have produced only “embarrassing paralysis” in the Security Council and that he was considering proposals to the 15-member body in the search for a political solution.
SYRIA – As the main United Nations human rights body began its work today on a range of topics, the world body’s top rights official said little doubt remains that chemical weapons were used in Syria and she urged a political solution to the suffering that has reached unimaginable levels.
UN– Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the role that information communication technologies (ICTs) – including youth-driven social media platforms – play in combating poverty and advancing development worldwide.