News headlines for “Human Population”, page 5

  1. Searching for a Doctor at 3,000 Metres High

    Friday, October 06, 2017

    PORCÓN, Peru, Oct 06 (IPS) - Good healthcare can be hard to get – particularly when one lives on top of a mountain. The road to Porcón in the Cajamarca region of Peru, therefore, is as breathtaking as it is sobering. With every step further into its isolated natural beauty, a group of volunteers sent to deliver healthcare essentials are reminded how long the trek would be in an emergency.

  2. Joining Forces to Improve Lives in Honduran Shantytowns

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    TEGUCIGALPA, Oct 05 (IPS) - On the north side of the Honduran capital, nine poor neighbourhoods are rewriting their future, amidst the violence and insecurity that plague them as "hot spots" ruled by "maras" or gangs.

  3. Need for Inclusive Peace Efforts in South Sudan: No More ‘Compassion Fatigue’

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 04 (IPS) - "Peace is not a one-day affair or event, it requires our collective effort," said South Sudan's Vice President, General Taban Deng Gai, while addressing the General Assembly at the UN.

  4. Rainwater Harvesting Improves Lives in El Salvador

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    TEPETITÁN, El Salvador, Oct 04 (IPS) - Filling a jug with water to supply her household needs used to be an ordeal for Salvadoran villager Corina Canjura, because it meant walking several kilometers to the river, which took up a great deal of time, or else paying for water.

  5. These Young Women Want the Power Seat in UN Security Council

    Monday, October 02, 2017

    CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, Oct 02 (IPS) - If you want to understand how Donald Trump's America is being perceived by women in the global South, my students are a good place to start.

  6. Non-violence and lasting peace are key to secure the long-term stability of the Arab region

    Monday, October 02, 2017

    Geneva/Dubai, Oct 02 (IPS) - The Chairman of the Geneva Centre Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim is calling on the international community to address the surge of extremist violence exacerbating the volatile security situation in the Arab region. This appeal was made by Dr. Al Qassim in relation to the commemoration of the 2017 International Day of Non-Violence observed on 2 October 2017.

  7. The Tuxá Indigenous Paradise, Submerged under Water

    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    RODELAS, Brazil, Sep 30 (IPS) - The Tuxá indigenous people had lived for centuries in the north of the Brazilian state of Bahia, on the banks of the São Francisco River. But in 1988 their territory was flooded by the Itaparica hydropower plant, and since then they have become landless. Their roots are now buried under the waters of the reservoir.

  8. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Arab Region: Where Do We Stand?

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    GENEVA, Sep 29 (IPS) - Women's empowerment and gender equality should remain a central objective of the world community. The recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) includes specific provisions to member States of the United Nations – notably through SDG 5 - to commit to enhancing gender equality and to give women a stronger voice in the fight for equality. The Preamble of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights calls for "equal rights" to be enjoyed by "men and women": 69 years later, gender equality has not only been recognised for what it is: a fundamental human right, it is also becoming a guiding principle in the efforts of States to attain the highest ideals of a just and inclusive society and the highest rate of growth.

  9. Marginalised Minorities and Homeless Especially Hard-hit by Mexico’s Quake

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 27 (IPS) - Maricela Fernández, an indigenous woman from the Ñañhú or Otomí people, shows the damages that the Sept. 19 earthquake inflicted on the old house where 10 families of her people were living as squatters, in a neighbourhood in the center-west of Mexico City.

  10. Even in School, More Than Half of All Children Aren’t Learning, Says UNESCO

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - Six out of ten children in the world are not achieving basic proficiency in reading and mathematics, a new report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows.

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