News headlines for “Human Population”, page 2

  1. Afghan Electorate: Basic Needs Must be met Before Political Progress can be Ensured

    Thursday, June 07, 2018

    KABUL, Afghanistan, Jun 07 (IPS) - Will Carter is Head of Programme, Norwegian Refugee Council, AfghanistanAfter four decades of perpetual conflict, Afghanistan rolls into two consecutive election years – parliamentary this year, presidential the next. But the country and its people are going through even tougher times than usual with continued displacement and a looming hunger crisis.

  2. “A Map and Plan”: When Greener Pastures End in a Blazing Desert

    Thursday, June 07, 2018

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon, Jun 07 (IPS) - "Sometimes when I'm alone, I still get flashes of the grisly images I saw in the desert. I feared I was going to die out there. The people transporting us were ready to get rid of any of us where necessary," Njoya Danialo recalled as he narrated the ordeal he endured traveling through the Sahara in search of greener pastures.

  3. The Spotlight Initiative: Eliminating Violence & Harmful Practices Against Women & Girls

    Wednesday, June 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 06 (IPS) - Natalia Kanem is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Population Fund, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women & Achim Steiner, Administrator, UN Development ProgrammeThe numbers are shocking: at least one in three women on the planet has suffered physical or sexual violence, usually at the hands of a family member or intimate partner. More than 700 million women alive today were married as children. Up to 250 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation.

  4. Nepal: Where Abortion is Treated as Homicide

    Wednesday, June 06, 2018

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Jun 06 (IPS) - Sabin Shrestha is Executive Director of the Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD), the Kathmandu-based partner of international women's group Donor Direct Action.Less than thirty years ago the likelihood of a mother dying due to pregnancy or childbirth in Nepal was one of the highest in the world. In 1990 UNICEF estimated that the rate was 901 women or girls out of 100,000 - significantly higher than any of its neighbours.

  5. ‘Don’t Try to Be a Superwoman’: An Interview With Michelle Bachelet

    Monday, June 04, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 04 (IPS) - Dulcie Leimbach, PassBlue* Michelle Bachelet ended her second term as president of Chile on March 11, 2018. Her first term, from 2006 to 2010, was marked by an ambitious social and economic agenda advancing women's rights and better health care. Her cabinet of ministers, for example, was composed of an equal number of men and women, as she vowed to do during her campaign.

  6. The Day the UN Elected a President in a Virtual Lottery

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 31 (IPS) - The battle between two candidates for the presidency of the 193-member General Assembly next week harks back to the day when the president of the highest policy making body at the United Nations was elected on the luck of a draw --following a dead heat.

  7. In Mexico They Want to Put Tortillas on the Table Again

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, May 30 (IPS) - Agronomist Irene Salvador decided to learn the process of making corn tortillas in order to preserve and promote this traditional staple food in the Mexican diet, which has lost its presence and nutritional quality.

  8. Zimbabwe’s Long Road to Gender Parity

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    BULAWAYO, May 29 (IPS) - Zimbabwe goes to the polls in July for the first general election since the departure of Robert Mugabe, and the jockeying over who will represent the country's major political parties is in full throttle.

  9. Hunger and Food Insecurity Plague the Lives of Millions in Africa

    Monday, May 28, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 (IPS) - Honourable Mr. Moody Awori, is the former Vice President of the Republic of Kenya. Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.Africa is rising. But at the same time, Africa is the continent with the largest number of people, (390 million) living in extreme poverty.

  10. Digital Revolution Holds Bright Promises for Africa

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 25 (IPS) - Eleni Mourdoukoutas writes for Africa Renewal*Internet penetration is creeping up in Africa, bringing the prospect of digital dividends to a continent long marked by digital divides.

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