Archive for September, 2013

WIRELESS BROADBAND .USE UP BUT LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES LEFT BEHIND, UN REPORTS

23rd September 2013 Uncategorized

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. (more…)

UN SURVEY OF MEN IN ASIA-PACIFIC REVEALS HIGH LEVELS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN REGION

11th September 2013 Uncategorized

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 and girls. (more…)

Back from G20, Ban considering proposals to prompt political solution to Syria crisis

10th September 2013 Uncategorized

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. (more…)

With ‘no easy exit’ from nightmare in Syria, UN rights chief urges political solution

10th September 2013 Uncategorized

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. (more…)

Information technologies play central role in advancing social good, Ban tells Youth Forum

10th September 2013 Uncategorized

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. (more…)