United Nations released Still Birth Report 2020

United Nations Launched Still Birth Report 2020. The United Nations which is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security among countries released a report on stillbirths named “A Neglected Tragedy: The Global Burden of Stillbirths”. The report was created by UNICEF, World Health Organisation, World Bank and the United Nations department of economic and social affairs.

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  • This is the first-time a stillbirth report has been published by the United Nations.

Key Findings:

  • As per report, still birth means a baby born with no signs of life at 28 weeks of pregnancy.
  • The report says that a stillborn baby is delivered every 16 seconds.
  • 84%of these still birth situations occur in low and lower-middle-income countries.
  • The report indicates that, there were around 1.9 million still births globally. Of this 0.34 million were from India.
  • India along with other countries such as Nigeria, Congo, Pakistan, China and Ethiopia contributed to half of the entire still birth in the world.
  • The progress in decline in still birth in India has improved in last two decades. The stillbirth rate has improved by 2.7% in 2010 as compared to 2000.

About UN:

  • Headquarters: New York, United States
  • Founded: 24 October 1945,
  • Secretary General: Antonio Guterres

Related Questions:

  • Which Edition of Still Birth Report 2020 released by United Nations? – First Edition
  • Still Birth Report 2020 is jointly prepared by which organizations? – UNICEF, WHO and World Bank
  • Where is the Headquarters of WHO located? – Geneva, Switzerland
  • The State of the World’s Children reports is released by – UNICEF
  • As per UN’s World Water Development Report, Floods could cost South Asia as much as US$215 billion each year by – 2030
  • Human Development Programmed is released by which organization? – UNDP

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