News headlines for “Human Population”, page 5

  1. From Crowdfunding to Development Platforms: 8 Ways to Make Use of a Networked World

    Thursday, August 02, 2018

    ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug 02 (IPS) - Hardly a day goes by in the development world without hearing the term "platform". Like in the business world, it's becoming harder for any development organization to provide a single service or product that will make broad impact. Airbnb doesn't build homes, it creates a network that brings together host and guests.

  2. Save the Children Warns Untraceable Minors in Italy May be Trafficked

    Thursday, August 02, 2018

    ROME, Aug 02 (IPS) - Thousands of migrant minors placed in reception facilities upon arrival in Italy, as a first step in identification and later relocation into other structures for asylum seekers, are untraceable and feared trafficked.

  3. The Sun Powers a Women's Bakery in Brazil's Semi-arid Northeast

    Thursday, August 02, 2018

    POMBAL, Brazil, Aug 02 (IPS) - "The sun which used to torment us now blesses us," said one of the 19 women who run the Community Bakery of Varzea Comprida dos Oliveiras, a settlement in the rural area of Pombal, a municipality of the state of Paraiba, in Brazil's semi-arid Northeast.

  4. Slovakia Elevates SDGs to Status of National Priorities

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 (IPS) - At the High-Level Political Forum, which concluded mid-July, world leaders from 46 countries show-cased their progress in achieving the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including eradicating extreme poverty and hunger by 2030.

    All 46 countries produced voluntary national reviews (VNRs) aimed at facilitating the sharing of their experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 SDG Agenda.

  5. Q&A: Leprosy Increases as World Gives Attention to Newer Endemic Diseases

    Monday, July 30, 2018

    MAPUTO, Jul 30 (IPS) - IPS correspondent Elisio Muchanga spoke to the World Health Organisation goodwill ambassador for leprosy elimination, Yohei Sasakawa, during a recent visit to Mozambique to evaluate the country's progress in treating leprosy patients.In the first six months of this year, the southern African nation of Mozambique has already registered 300 more cases of leprosy, some 951 cases, than it registered for the whole of 2017.

  6. Global Compact & the Art of Cherry-Picking Refugees

    Monday, July 30, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - When Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was asked about the legality of the UN's much-ballyhooed Global Compact for Migration, he was initially evasive in his response.

    "I'm not a lawyer", he told reporters July 12, "and I presume that this question might be better asked from a lawyer".

  7. States Must Treat Refugees & Migrants as Rights Holders & Prevent Trafficking & Exploitation

    Monday, July 30, 2018

    GENEVA, Jul 30 (IPS) - Maria Grazia Giammarinaro* is UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in personsStates around the world must act now to strengthen their efforts to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings, including by ensuring that victims and potential victims are considered and treated as rights holders.

    Many people who fall prey to traffickers are migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, who have decided to leave their country for various reasons, such as conflict, natural disaster, persecution or extreme poverty.

  8. Eradicating Leprosy in Mozambique, a Complicated Task

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    NAMPULA PROVINCE, Mozambique, Jul 28 (IPS) - It takes Faurito António, 42, from Lalaua district, Nampula Province, two hours to reach his nearest health centre in order to receive the drugs necessary for his treatment of leprosy. António, whose foot has become affected by the muscle weakness that occurs when leprosy goes untreated, says this long walk while ill is the reason why many don't continue treatment - which can take between six to 12 months.

  9. Latin American Migrants Targeted by Trafficking Networks

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 28 (IPS) - The rescue earlier this month of 12 Venezuelan and three Colombian women from a prostitution network that recruits migrants in Peru is an example of the complex web where migration and human trafficking often involve victims of forced labour and sexual exploitation.

  10. No Time to Slow Down While HIV/AIDS is Threatening a New Generation

    Friday, July 27, 2018

    AMSTERDAM, Jul 27 (IPS) - Dr Chewe Luo is Global Chief of HIV/AIDS for UNICEF.

    As the 22nd International AIDS Conference wraps up in Amsterdam, I can't help but reflect on how far we have come on this journey with the AIDS epidemic.

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