News headlines for “Human Population”, page 6

  1. The Cover up Culture: Sexual Abuse & Harassment in the UN

    Monday, April 09, 2018

    NEW YORK, Apr 09 (IPS) - Peter A Gallo is a former investigator at the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)*Under-Secretary-General Jan Beagle recently spoke at an event at the International Peace Institute on the subject of ‘Combating Sexual Harassment in the United Nations.' She spoke eloquently and coherently, but what she said, unfortunately, was largely an exercise in distraction and futility.

  2. India Cracks Down on Human Trafficking

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Apr 05 (IPS) - The Indian Union Cabinet has cleared the long-awaited Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, which proposes an imprisonment of 10 years to life term for those trafficking humans for the purpose of begging, marriage, prostitution or labour, among others. The bill will become a law once cleared by both houses of Parliament.

  3. Premarital Sex: Increasing Worldwide

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    NEW YORK, Apr 05 (IPS) - Joseph Chamie is an independent consulting demographer and a former director of the United Nations Population Division.Premarital sex, defined as voluntary sexual intercourse between unmarried persons, is increasing worldwide. While traditional values, religious instructions and the laws of some countries continue to prescribe abstinence until marriage, the rapid societal changes that have occurred across all regions during the past half-century have resulted in the growing prevalence and acceptability of premarital sex.

  4. How Citizen Power Ignited Seoul’s Energy Innovations

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    SEOUL, South Korea, Apr 05 (IPS) - Park Won-soon is Mayor of Seoul, a city recognized as a role model for megacitiesIn a bid to reduce its nuclear energy dependence, Seoul embarked on a massive energy reduction initiative—shaped by citizen participation—in 2012.

  5. UN’s Highest Policy-Making Body to Break Male Domination— Momentarily

    Tuesday, April 03, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 03 (IPS) - The 193-member General Assembly – one of the highest policy-making bodies at the United Nations – will get a much-needed break, come September, when a woman will preside over its 73rd session, only the fourth in the history of the world body.

  6. Solving Japan’s Fertility Crisis

    Monday, April 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 02 (IPS) - While much of the global discussion for decades has been focused on overpopulation and its consequences, less can be said of the risks of low fertility and an ageing population—risks that are currently threatening the future of Japan.

  7. Indonesia’s Women Activism-- Beyond Suffrage

    Friday, March 30, 2018

    JAKARTA, Indonesia, Mar 30 (IPS) - Devi Asmarani is Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Jakarta-based feminist webmagazine Magdalene.More than a century has passed since Putri Mardika, Indonesia's first ever women's organization, was established but challenges persist in the efforts to influence national politics to bring progress to all women.

  8. Fashion Paradigm That Does Not Pollute the Planet

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    VANCOUVER, Canada, Mar 29 (IPS) - Kaya Dorey* is one of six United Nations Environment Young Champions of the EarthFashion is meant to be trendy. It's fast-paced: in one season, out the next. If you want to keep up, you had better update your wardrobe - that top you bought last summer is already outdated. While things may have been built to last a life-time a generation ago, today they don't even last a year.

  9. El Salvador’s Shameful Treatment of Women Who Miscarry

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    SAN SALVADOR, Mar 28 (IPS) - Jeannette Urquilla is executive director of Organización de Mujeres Salvadoreñas por la Paz (ORMUSA), the Salvadoran partner of Donor Direct Action, an international women's group.Mayra Veronica Figueroa Marroquin (34) was released from prison earlier this month after serving time for what she argued was a miscarriage. Her sentence was reduced from 30 years to the 15 years she had already spent behind bars.

  10. Accelerating Universal Health Coverage in Kenya-How do we get there?

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 (IPS) - Dr. Schultink is the UNICEF Representative to Kenya, Dr. Eggers is the WHO Representative to Kenya, Mr. Chatterjee is the UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya.The Government of Kenya has prioritized universal health coverage (UHC) in its Big 4 agenda over the next 5 years.This is a significant and perhaps the most important strategic priority. Why? Every year over a million Kenyans get trapped into poverty because of a catastrophic out of pocket payments due to health reasons.

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