News headlines for “Human Population”

  1. From Irregular Migrant to Graduate Lawyer: One Woman's Journey to Success

    Monday, December 17, 2018

    DAKAR, Dec 17 (IPS) - Masters of Laws student Khoudia Ndiaye will graduate from Senegal's University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) next year. The 24-year-old, who specialised in notarial law and dreams of becoming a notary, wants to bring justice closer to local communities like those in her local district of Hann Bel-Air, in Senegal's capital Dakar, where she rarely sees female lawyers.

  2. Senior UN Official Resigns Undermining Sexual Abuse Charges

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 14 (IPS) - The UN's heavily-hyped "zero tolerance" policy on sexual abuse is being ridiculed once again --– this time with the abrupt resignation of the head of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) who faced charges of sexual harassment and was the subject of an inquiry by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS).

  3. Political Commitment Key to Health for All

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 (IPS) - One of my proudest accomplishments as the former UN secretary-general was playing a part in the ambitious global agenda for sustainable development (SDGs), including the goal of universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030.

  4. Radio Migration - the Station with a Different Message about Migration

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 11 (IPS) - The topic of migration has been beaming across the airwaves of Marrakech, Morocco, to bring light to the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration conference (GCM) and all its myriad components.

  5. A Migrant Turned Saviour of Others

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 11 (IPS) - Seven years ago, when Cameroon began experiencing inter-regional conflict, Armand Loughy, a 55-year old Cameroonian psychiatrist, strapped her youngest child on her back and with her five other children embarked on the dangerous Journey from Cameroon towards Rabat, Morocco's capital. They fled the deteriorating security situation in Cameroon, looking for a better life.

  6. Migration and the Economy—an Inseparable Pairing

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 11 (IPS) - On the streets of Casablanca there is only one thought on the mind of Ibrahima, a young Senegalese migrant.

  7. Undermining Human Rights of Women Trapped In Sex Trade

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    NEW YORK, Dec 11 (IPS) - Jessica Neuwirth is founder of Donor Direct Action, an international organization which partners with women's groups working to end commercial sexual exploitation on the front lines around the world. Seventy years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was signed in the Palais de Chaillot in Paris. Following two devastating world wars the United Nations General Assembly set out a brand new vision of human rights that the world could agree on going forward. It is still the benchmark by which most modern-day human rights organisations live.

  8. Women’s Resistance, Inequality Marks 2018

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 11 (IPS) - Despite the rise in women's resistance, women's rights continue to be sidelined and increasingly face blatant attacks, Amnesty International said.

  9. Morocco’s Migrant Workers Struggle to Send Money Home

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 10 (IPS) - Morocco may be hosting the United Nation's historic Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) conference. But when it comes to remittances—migrant employees, entrepreneurs and business owners all face the same challenge in Morocco: sending money legally to their home countries.

  10. Global Compact for Migration Backed by Most of the World

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 10 (IPS) - Safe, orderly and regular migration received support today, Dec. 10, with the adoption by 164 countries of the first-ever inter-governmentally negotiated agreement to cover all dimensions of international migration.

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