News headlines for “Human Population”, page 4

  1. Latin America in Search of Sustainable Food Systems

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    SAN SALVADOR/ATIQUIZAYA, El Salvador, Sep 11 (IPS) - A paradigm shift is needed regarding how food is produced, consumed and marketed in Latin America and the Caribbean, in order to curb health problems related to poor nutrition.

  2. Taking Stock of SDG Actions on UN’s Development Agenda

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 11 (IPS) - Taken together, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, provide humanity with a masterplan for a sustainable way of life on this planet.

  3. “I Decide for Myself”: South Sudanese Woman Shows Power of Knowledge

    Friday, September 08, 2017

    RUMBEK, South Sudan, Sep 08 (IPS) - Elizabeth Ayumpou Balang is a teacher at a nursery and primary school in Rumbek, a town in central South Sudan. It is her dream job, but it did not come easily. Like many girls in South Sudan, Ms. Balang was married, and became a mother, while just a teenager.

  4. We Can Value Humanitarians Even if President Trump Does Not

    Wednesday, September 06, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 06 (IPS) - As we watch disasters unfold – the flooding in Houston, Texas as well as the floods in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal that have killed over 1,200 people – we are grateful for the many humanitarians who risk their lives to help others.

  5. Robots: A Solution to Declining and Aging Populations?

    Monday, September 04, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 04 (IPS) - Are humanoid robots or androids a solution to declining and aging populations? Given the prospects of demographic decline and population aging coupled with growing opposition to immigration, countries are increasingly turning to and investing in advanced robotics and androids to address shrinking workforces and rising numbers of elderly.

  6. Latin America Calls for Free Movement of Persons in Global Compact on Migration

    Monday, September 04, 2017

    SANTIAGO, Sep 04 (IPS) - Latin America and the Caribbean called for the free movement of persons to be included in the Global Compact on Migration, which will be negotiated within the United Nations in 2018, in the first meeting held by any of the world's regions to decide on the position to be adopted on the future agreement.

  7. To Be a Nigerian Migrant in Italy

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    ROME, Aug 31 (IPS) - Bako* (24), a Nigerian migrant, stairs at new comers at an old, local Roman bar. Extremely polite, he asks for money. If you offer to him to buy some food instead, he immediately accepts.

  8. Alliance to the Rescue of 33 Million Latin American Rural Poor

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    SANTIAGO, Aug 29 (IPS) - "There are 33 million rural dwellers in Latin America who are still living in extreme poverty and can't afford a good diet, clothes or education, and we are not going to help them move out of poverty if we use the same strategies that worked 20 years ago," , FAO regional representative Julio Berdegué told IPS.

  9. Lebanon Joins Jordan and Tunisia in Fight Against Rapists Impunity

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    ROME, Aug 23 (IPS) - The top United Nations human rights official hailed the repeal of laws in Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan that used to allow rapists to avoid criminal prosecution by marrying their victims.

  10. Jordan Abolishes Law Allowing Rapists to Avoid Prosecution

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    ROME, Aug 22 (IPS) - In just three weeks time, two Arab countries adopted major steps to combat violence against women, with Jordan abolishing a law allowing rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims, while Tunisia adopting its first national law to prevent gender-based violence and provide support to survivors.

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