News headlines for “Human Population”

  1. Parliamentarians Study Nexus of Youth, Refugees and Development

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    AMMAN, Jordan, Jul 21 (IPS) - Held for the first time in the Arab world, an annual meeting of Asian and Arab Parliamentarians examined how regional conflicts hinder the development of effective policies to achieve sustainable development, particularly as they generate large numbers of refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants.

  2. Educating Children One Radio Wave at a Time

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Nigeria's conflict has displaced more than a million children, leaving them without access to education. However, an innovative radio program aims to transform this bleak scenario.

  3. Halting Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism, Mission Impossible

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    ROME, Jul 18 (IPS) - While the business sector jumps for joy as the number of tourists grew in 2016 for the seventh consecutive year to reach 1.2 billion, and as the first four months of 2017 have registered 6 per cent increase, the sheer speed, abetted by technology, of an atrocious crime—the sexual exploitation of children in tourism, has, to date, out-paced all attempts to put an end to it.

  4. How to Achieve Universal Goals, Strategically

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Discussion around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a list of 17 goals listed by the UN, was all the buzz in the conference rooms of UN headquarters this week.

  5. Civil Society on SDG Engagement: “We Are Not Guests”

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Showing up in record numbers, civil society groups are urging greater inclusion and accountability in sustainable development processes at a UN high level meeting.

  6. The Arab Youth Bulge and the Parliamentarians

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    ROME/AMMAN, Jul 13 (IPS) - More than ever before, the Arab region now registers an unprecedented youth population growth while facing huge challenges such as extremely high unemployment rates --more than half of all regional jobless population--, and inadequate education and health provision, in particular among young women.

  7. Promoting Sustainable Population Growth, Key to Raising Human Rights Standards

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    GENEVA, Switzerland, Jul 11 (IPS) - The world population has witnessed a remarkable growth during the recent decades. In 1965, it stood at 3.3 billion people. In 2017 –52 years later-- the global population reached a staggering 7.5 billion people corresponding to more than a doubling of the Earth's residents over the last half-century.

  8. Mideast: Water Use Innovations ‘Crucial’ to Face Climate Change

    Wednesday, July 05, 2017

    ROME, Jul 05 (IPS) - In the Near East and North Africa region, the per capita renewable water availability is around 600 cubic metres per person per year --only 10 per cent of the world average- and drops to just 100 cubic metres in some countries, the United Nations warned.

  9. Is Religion the New Colonial Frontier in International Development?

    Tuesday, July 04, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 04 (IPS) - A decade ago, it was difficult to get Western policy makers in governments to be interested in the role of religious organizations in human development. The secular mind-set was such that religion was perceived, at best, as a private affair. At worst, religion was deemed the cause of harmful social practices, an obstacle to the "sacred" nature of universal human rights, and/or the root cause of terrorism. In short, religion belonged in the ‘basket of deplorables'.

  10. Progress on World Hunger Has Reversed

    Monday, July 03, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 03 (IPS) - World hunger has increased, reversing years of progress, said a UN specialised agency.

    During its biennial conference held in Rome, Italy from 3-8 July, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) noted that the world is facing it's worst food crisis since World War II.

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