News headlines for “Human Population”

  1. SDGs Corporate Tracker to Monitor Progress of UN’s Development Agenda

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Feb 21 (IPS) - This year marks just ten years ahead of the deadline for completing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

    These universally supported targets were always ambitious in their scope – yet what is clearer now than ever before is that quicker progress is crucial in the decade to come.

  2. Women Bear the Burden of India's Water Crisis

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    Feb 21 (IPS) - Across cities and villages in India, an impending water crisis is at our doorsteps. India will face a water shortfall of almost 50 percent by 2030if our water use continues its current pattern. Last year, Chennai and Bangalore showed us what water scarcity looks like; the statistics are no longer just numbers on paper, they have become our reality.

  3. Generation Equality: Four Ways to Accelerate Progress

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    NAIROBI, Feb 20 (IPS) - The global gender community will meet in New York in March to review progress on gender equality and women's empowerment in the 25 years since the Beijing declaration. The theme for this year's Commission on the Status of Women gathering is Generation Equality, emphasizing how the current generation must close the gender gap. 

  4. What Future for the Rohingyas after the ICJ Ruling?

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    ROME, Feb 19 (IPS) - In a groundbreaking ruling in January 2020, the International Court of Justice demanded that Myanmar halt all measures that contribute to the genocide of the Rohingya community.

  5. U.S. President’s Global Gag Rule is Having Negative Impact on the Health of Malawians: Report

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 19 (IPS) - A report released last week has detailed the complex ways in which President Donald Trump's ‘Global Gag Rule' (GGR), that blocks U.S. global health assistance to foreign non-governmental facilities providing abortion or abortion-related services, is affecting the population in Malawi, a country already hard hit with numerous climate change disasters. 

  6. Why Trade in Services Matters for Development and Inclusiveness in Africa

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 17 (IPS) - The rise of the services economy around the world represents a profound transformation that offers significant opportunities for countries' sustainable development strategies.

  7. Coming Down the Davos Mountain with a Gender Lens

    Saturday, February 15, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 15 (IPS) - In a recent report by World Economic Forum (WEF) shows women suffer a "triple whammy" in the workplace. Without drastic action, gender parity will take more than a lifetime to achieve. This is the challenge that Katja Iversen, President and CEO of Women Deliver is staring down.

  8. The Hammer of Justice for Sexual Assault Victims Must Be Swift, Loud and Consistent

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 (IPS) - Every year Valentines Day is celebrated with great relish & celebration. People show their affection for another person or people by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love.

  9. Female Genital Mutilation: Not just an Emotional and Health Impact on Women but a $1.4 Billion Dollar Cost to Communities

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 13 (IPS) - When society doesn't act to prevent Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) it has a massive economic cost -- over $1 billion -- on communities globally. And while the practice is starting to become less common over time, experts say a large number of women and girls still remain affected.  

  10. Restoring Competition in ''Winner-took-All'' Digital Platform Markets

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    GENEVA, Feb 13 (IPS) - Digital platforms are at the centre of the global economy and daily lives of consumers.

    A handful of these platforms have become dominant in specific markets without facing meaningful competition. They include Amazon as a marketplace, Facebook in social networking, Google in search engines and Apple and Google in application stores.

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