News headlines for “Human Population”

  1. Support of Influential World Leaders Not Enough to End Rohingya Crisis

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    DHAKA, Jul 19 (IPS) - Despite having the strong support of influential global leaders, Bangladesh has ‘missed' the opportunity to mobilise the world's superpowers and place pressure on Myanmar to allow for the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees.

  2. How Prison Conditions Fuel the Tuberculosis Epidemic

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 19 (IPS) - David Bryden is the TB advocacy officer at RESULTS. He coordinates US advocacy, and co-chairs the TB Roundtable.

    Dozens of grown men peered from behind the barred doorway of a crammed window-less prison cell, eyes pleading desperately from sweaty faces.

    Their physical discomfort was so palpable, I could almost feel it. Because of my work, I also knew of at least one serious unseen risk facing them – that of contracting tuberculosis in the cramped, poorly ventilated space.

  3. India Fast Becoming a Pillar of Global Growth & Stability

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Hardeep S. Puri, India's Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, in his address to the UN's High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

    It is with great pleasure and pride that I interact with you this afternoon as India's Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, to share some thoughts on India's extremely ambitious, and arguably the world's largest planned urbanization programme under the leadership of our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

  4. Q&A: Air Pollution Remains Cause for Alarm in Asia

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    BANGKOK, Jul 17 (IPS) - IPS correspondent Sinsiri Tiwutanond spoke to Global Green Growth Institute's director-general Dr. Frank Rijsbermanon about Asia's fight against air pollution.

    At the start of the year the pollution in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, reached six times the World Health Organization's guideline levels for air quality.

    Yet the levels, which appear higher than those of South Korea's capital Seoul—where most people monitor the air pollution levels daily—is not treated with equal concern because of a lack of general awareness. This is despite the fact that air pollution has become the largest cause of premature deaths in Asia.

  5. New York, With 8.5 Million People, Among Cities Heading for a Sustainable Future

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Maimunah Mohd Sharif is Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme and Achim Steiner is Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.

    New York has long been considered a pioneer – in fashion, art, music, and food, just to name a few. Now this city of 8.5 million is leading a shift in how we tackle today's toughest global challenges like climate change, education, inequality, and poverty.

  6. Forests and Marine Resources Continue to Shrink

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    ROME, Jul 12 (IPS) - Deforestation and unsustainable farming are depriving the planet of forests, while destructive practices in fishing are limiting the chance to sustainably manage our oceans.

  7. A Gender-Specific Approach To Counter-Terrorism

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 (IPS) - Understanding the different way that terrorists target women and how to prevent their recruitment could play a significant role in counter-terrorism efforts, and is gaining increased recognition among the international community.

  8. Is Asia Pacific on Track to Meet UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jul 11 (IPS) - Kaveh Zahedi is Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Three years into the implementation period of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, is Asia Pacific on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

  9. Youth Skills: Have We Addressed the Need?

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jul 11 (IPS) - Dr. Palitha Kohona is former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations.

    The World Youth Skills Day is being celebrated around the world on 15 July. This day was established on 18 December 2014 by General Assembly resolution A/RES/69/145 which was initiated by Sri Lanka. Following a lengthy consultation process, at the UN and outside, during which some delegations, including some Europeans expressed reservations, the resolution was eventually adopted unanimously. It received solid support from youth delegations from around the world.

  10. Family Planning Is A Human Right

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 11 (IPS) - It has been five decades since the international community affirmed the right to family planning but women still remain unable to enjoy this right, which is increasingly under attack around the world.

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