News headlines for “Human Population”, page 4

  1. Gender Inequality is Stunting Economic Progress

    Sunday, November 25, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 25 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.‘Do not let us off the hook; keep our feet to the fire'. These were the words of the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres when he promised to personally lead the global body towards greater gender equality.

  2. Global, Inclusive Partnerships Essential for the Future Sustainability of our Oceans and Seas

    Saturday, November 24, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 24 (IPS) - Lisa Stadelbauer is the High Commissioner-designate of Canada to Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda; the Ambassador-designate to Somalia, Burundi; and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nairobi. She is a career diplomat with over 25 years in the Canadian Foreign Service.

    Throughout history, oceans, seas, lakes and rivers have provided life and livelihoods to people around the world. Today, they are a multi-trillion-dollar global economy supporting hundreds of millions of people and helping drive economic growth in all corners of the world.

  3. Climate Change Drives Up Rural Poverty in Latin America

    Saturday, November 24, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Nov 24 (IPS) - Only 18 percent of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean live in rural areas, but these are increasingly hotbeds of poverty, and climate change is playing a major role in this phenomenon.

  4. Violence Against Women, a Cause and Consequence of Inequality

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 23 (IPS) - Selim Jahan is Director of the Human Development Report Office, UNDPThe lack of women's empowerment is a critical form of inequality. And while there are many barriers to empowerment, violence against women and girls (VAW) is both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality.

  5. The Start of an Important Global Conversation on the Blue Economy

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    OTTAWA, Nov 23 (IPS) - Jonathan Wilkinson is Canada's Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. A Rhodes Scholar, Wilkinson holds Masters Degrees from Oxford University and McGill University.This November, Canada, along with Kenya and Japan, is proud to host the world's first global conference focused on the world's ocean economy: the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.

  6. Expectations High for First Global Blue Economy Conference

    Thursday, November 22, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 22 (IPS) - In a matter of days the world's blue economy actors and experts will converge in Nairobi, Kenya for the first ever global conference on sustainable blue economy.

  7. Women Must be at the Heart of Africa's Blue Economy

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    ADDIS ABABA, Nov 21 (IPS) - Mahawa Kaba Wheeler is Director for the Women, Gender and Development Directorate, Bureau of the Chairperson, at the African Union CommissionThe blue economy has quite rightly been described as the ‘New Frontier of the African Renaissance'. Its potential for a continent on which almost two thirds of its states have a coastline, whose trade is 90 percent sea-borne and whose lakes constitute the largest proportion of surface freshwater in the world, is enormous.

  8. NGOs Call for Disinvestments in Biodiversity Destruction

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 21 (IPS) - A discussion held earlier this week at the ongoing Convention of Biodiversity's (CBD) Conference of Parties in Egypt highlighted that grants to curb deforestation in the Amazon are not enough if they are accompanied with investments that increase the loss of biodiversity.

  9. Solar Energy Drives Social Development in Brazil's Favelas

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 21 (IPS) - "We can't work just to pay the electric bill," complained José Hilario dos Santos, president of the Residents Association of Morro de Santa Marta, a favela or shantytown embedded in Botafogo, a traditional middle-class neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro.

  10. The Blue Economy – A New Frontier for Small Island Developing States

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    WINDSOR, England, Nov 20 (IPS) - Dr Cyrus Rustomjee, is a senior fellow with Global Economy Programme, Centre for International Governance Innovation; and is managing director of CETAWorld, an independent consulting practice.

    The blue economy—a concept and economic model that balances economic development with equity and environmental protection, and one that uses marine resources to meet current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own—is not a new idea.

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