News headlines for “Human Population”

  1. World’s Poorest Nations Weighed Down by Fastest Growing Populations

    Monday, June 24, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 24 (IPS) - With a new report projecting a rise in population, specifically in Asia and Africa, the United Nations has warned that continued rapid population growth presents enormous challenges for sustainable development in the world's 134 developing nations.

  2. Low-Income Countries Pay Over 20 Times More for Generic Drugs

    Friday, June 21, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 21 (IPS) - A recently-released report by the Washington-based Center for Global Development (CGD) shows that generic drugs, like omeprazole (used to treat heartburn), can cost 20-30 times more in low and middle-income countries than in high-income countries.

  3. Patriotism versus Hope: Eritreans Wrestle with Leaving Home or Remaining

    Friday, June 21, 2019

    ASMARA, Eritrea/ANTWERP, Belguim, Jun 21 (IPS) - Most media narratives about Eritrea suggest an endless stream of young people fleeing the country, who couldn't wait to escape. But the reality is far different and more nuanced—both when it comes to those who have left, and those who chose to remain.

  4. Poor Outlook for HIV-positive Children in Pakistan

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - Over 785 people have been diagnosed with HIV in Larkana, Pakistan. 82% of those individuals are children, and only half are receiving the treatment they need.

  5. Put Survivors Front and Centre

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - Sexual violence is still all too common and continues to threaten peace and security worldwide. How can we do better? Put survivors at the centre.

  6. SDGs, Currently Off-Track, Need Bold Decisive Action

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 19 (IPS) - Tariq Ahmad is Senior Policy and Research Advisor – Aid Effectiveness at Oxfam AmericaIt has been four years since governments agreed on the most ambitious set of international commitments to fight poverty and inequality to date. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are ‘a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.' The goals ambitiously aim to "Leave No One Behind."

  7. An Economic No-Brainer: Empower Women, Empower Economies

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    NEW YORK, Jun 19 (IPS) - As the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and a leader in advocating for increased investment and action toward gender equality, Christine Lagarde helps Deliver for Good explore the steps needed to build sustainable financing & economic opportunities for girls and women.

  8. Rising Population Trends Threaten UN’s Development Goals in Asia & Africa

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 19 (IPS) - The world's developing nations, currently fighting an uphill battle in their attempts to implement the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are facing another stark demographic reality: a rise in world population by 2.0 billion people in the next 30 years: from 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion in 2050.

  9. Desertification ‘More Dangerous and More Insidious than Wars’

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    ANKARA, Jun 18 (IPS) - Businesses are being encouraged to follow the lead of the youth to halt desertification, reduce degradation, improve agricultural sustainability and restore damaged lands.

  10. UN’s Development Goals Remain Largely Elusive

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 18 (IPS) - The United Nations, in a new report to be released next month, has warned "there is no escaping the fact that the global landscape for the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has generally deteriorated since 2015, hindering the efforts of governments and other partners"

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