While its neonatal mortality rate stands at 25.4, the country has managed a 66% reduction in under-five deaths between 1990 to 2015.
A new UN study also notes that the intersection of gender with other forms of discrimination – caste, race/ethnicity, religion etc – is what further marginalises women and girls from poor and deprived sections of the society.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the release of the two detained journalists and continues to press for that, Haq said.
The reporters were arrested on December 12, after being invited to meet police officials on the outskirts of Yangon, and accused of violating Myanmar’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act.
As the situation does not meet the requirements articulated by the ‘responsibility to protect’ doctrine, unilateral military intervention would fall foul of Article 2 of the UN charter.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said the veto power was being exercised by members of the Security Council who have been anonymously blocking the designation of several terrorist without giving any explanation.
The report said North Korea had shipped coal to ports mainly using false paperwork that showed countries such as Russia and China as the coal origin.
From prohibitive cancer drugs to making resources available to fight microbial drug resistance, or getting access to timely diagnostics – access issues are the cornerstone for equitable health systems worldwide.
The former deputy leader of the Catalan regional government and leaders of two separatist groups are accused of sedition in their bid to declare Catalonia independent from Spain.
Turkey’s geopolitics and economics concerns are key reasons for the country moving closer to Russia and Iran
The recent spate of executions appear to be an attempt by the Sisi government to portray power to silence all opponents before the March presidential election.
Sport on its own is fairly powerless, but when skilfully integrated it can make significant contributions and promote wider foreign policy tools.
Over 655,500 Muslim Rohingya fled to Bangladesh after the Myanmar military cracked down in the northern part of Rakhine in response to militant attacks on security forces on August 25.
The US administration announced this week that it is withholding $65 million from a planned $125 million aid package for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees.
The US State Department said on Tuesday that Washington would withhold a separate $65 million it had planned to pay the UN agency that serves the Palestinians.
Washington said on Tuesday it would provide $60 million to the UN Relief and Welfare Agency while keeping back a further $65 million for now.
Papua is one of Indonesia’s poorest provinces despite being rich in resources and President Joko Widodo pledged to speed its development when he came to power in 2014.
A US-hosted meeting of countries that backed South Korea during the 1950-53 Korea War also vowed to support renewed dialogue between the two Koreas.
The meeting in Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw was the first for a joint working group set up to hammer out the details of the November repatriation agreement.
The attack triggered the heaviest fighting in Tripoli for months, undercutting claims by the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) to have largely stabilised the city.
Mauritius is pushing India – its key ally – to submit a written statement backing it on the Chagos question before the International Court of Justice.
Despite campaign promises that Trump would be Haiti’s “biggest champion”, his administration had already demonstrated its disregard for its people.
Venezuelans fleeing acute food shortages, high crime and political unrest have flooded across the border to Colombia in recent years.
China’s attitude towards Myanmar reflects a bigger strategy: to bolster its presence in Asia at the expense of other powers.
The groundbreaking court brought many of the war’s worst criminals to justice, but more is needed to heal the region’s deep divisions.
The #MeToo movement shocked our collective conscience and reminded us that women continue to face inequalities that go beyond just economic opportunity.
To set the record straight, Hindi is not even the national language of India, but is a link language like English.
High ocean temperatures are harming tropical corals almost five times more often than in the 1980s.
“The administration is withholding $255 million in assistance to Pakistan. There are clear reasons for this. Pakistan has played a double game for years,” US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said.
A police spokesman said three people had been killed in altercations with security forces in the capital, Kinshasa, and that two of the deaths were being investigated.
A Reuters graphic makes use of data from the UN Operational Satellite Applications Programme to show hundreds of villages in Rakhine state burned down.
Trump explicitly tied his administration’s trade policy with China, North Korea’s neighbour and lone major ally, to cooperation in resolving the North Korea standoff.
Kutupalong refugee camp is one of several sprawling settlements of bamboo poles and plastic sheets in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar.
The new US steps were the latest in a campaign aimed at forcing North Korea – which has defied years of multilateral and bilateral sanctions – to abandon a weapons program.
In Spain, it is estimated that there are some 1.8 million Latin American immigrants, with Colombians, Argentinians, Bolivians and Peruvians representing the main groups.
The draft resolution would subject 19 new North Koreans and the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces to a global asset freeze and travel ban.
The US piled on the pressure on India and other countries before the vote.
The National Liberation Army (ELN) and the government have been in public peace talks in Quito for ten months, after a long exploratory phase of negotiations, in a bid to end more than 53 years of war.
In conversation with Samah Mansur, an Egyptian activist who has worked on women’s rights for over ten years.
Diplomatic sources say China didn’t want to answer questions on transparency and environmental standards.