News headlines for “Human Population”

  1. Call to Action as Thousands Breathe New Life to the Cairo Promise at ICPD 25 Summit in Nairobi This Week

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 11 (IPS) - Every day 830 women die while giving life. At least 33,000 girls are forced into child marriage with 11,000 girls undergoing female genital mutilation. These are some of the cruel realities young women face every day. However, there is renewed hope that delegates expected to attend the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Nairobi this week will re-energise and breathe new life to the Cairo Promise.

  2. Central America - Fertile Ground for Human Trafficking

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    SAN SALVADOR, Nov 08 (IPS) - Central America is an impoverished region rife with gang violence and human trafficking - the third largest crime industry in the world - as a major source of migrants heading towards the United States.

  3. Zimbabwe’s Inflation Makes it Hard to Keep Track of Cost of Living

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    HARARE, Nov 08 (IPS) - Stung by the country's spiralling inflation, Zimbabwe's government workers took to the streets this week for the first ever police-sectioned march demanding improved wages.

  4. The Nairobi Summit Is about the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 08 (IPS) - As we count down the remaining days to the opening of the Nairobi Summit or the International Conference for Population and Development(ICPD), I am confounded by how much humanity has managed to simultaneously empower more women than at any other time in history, while at the same time failing to see that ‘women's issues' are actually ‘everyone's issues'.

  5. No Region is Immune from Rising Inequalities, Trade Tensions & Declining Growth Rates

    Monday, November 04, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 04 (IPS) - We are facing tense and turbulent times around the globe. Rising inequality is a danger everywhere. Trade and technology tensions are building. Growth forecasts are being revised down. Unease and uncertainty are going up. This is a global phenomenon. No region is immune.

  6. Locked Out - Nigeria's Trafficked Children Have Never been to School

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    LAGOS, Nigeria, Oct 31 (IPS) - This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group."Human trafficking is when someone is taken from Nigeria to another country to be a prostitute. Or, to do other illegal jobs that are not good for humanity," said Kingsley Chidiebere, a commercial motorcycle rider in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos.

  7. Solar Cookers Produce More Than Food for Mexican Women

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    VILLA DE ZAACHILA, Mexico, Oct 30 (IPS) - The sun's rays are also used to cook food and thus replace the burning of firewood and gas, improve the health of local residents and fuel the energy transition towards the use of renewable sources - the objectives of an enterprise in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

  8. Africa Watch: Morocco Tourism Gains Momentum

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 30 (IPS) - The crème de la crème of Hollywood was in Marrakech, Morocco, for the wedding of British movie star Idris Elba in April this year. Elba tied the knot with his Canadian model girlfriend, former Miss Vancouver Sabrina Dhowre, at the Ksar Char-Bagh hotel, an exquisite Alhambra-style hotel.

  9. How Can We All Hear That the World is on Fire?

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 29 (IPS) - The annual rhythm of the United Nations year peaks with the General Assembly in September. One month on, it's a good time to reflect on this year's gathering which was remarkable for its focus on fighting climate change, the transforming effect of one 16 year old girl telling it like it is, and the way people heard her words in a way they haven't heard before.

  10. Mother Earth’s Café Dares Climate Crises in India

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    SHILLONG, India, Oct 29 (IPS) - The sun has barely risen when Phlida Kharshala shakes her 8-year-old grandson awake. He hoists an empty cone-shaped bamboo basket on his back, sets the woven strap flat across his forehead and off they go into the wilderness.

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