News headlines for “Human Population”

  1. To Achieve Gender Equality Within, the UN Must Do More to Tackle Sexual Harassment

    NEW YORK, Sep 30 (IPS) - In September 2017, Secretary-General António Guterres launched the "System-wide strategy on gender parity", which set the goal of reaching gender parity within the United Nations by 2028 and outlined a strategy on how to achieve this, including the introduction of special measures, senior appointments, targets and accountability, amongst other things.

  2. To Achieve Progress on Gender Equality, Gender Data Must Be at the Forefront

    Sep 30 (IPS) - New research reveals significant gender data gaps in the Latin America and Caribbean region.In 1995, world leaders gathered in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women and adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This marked a significant turning point for the global agenda for gender equality. This week, a high-level event will take place as part of the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate the meeting's 25th anniversary. However, despite ambitious commitments to gender equality, nearly 25 years later, progress still lags far behind.

  3. Q&A: How Fast Fashion Sits at the Crucial Intersection of Environmental & Gender Justice

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 (IPS) - Racism "keeps the global north oblivious to the effect of fast fashion addiction on the global south" say environmental and gender justice experts.

  4. Judgment Free Online Platform Key to Helping Suicidal People, Says Survivor

    NEW YORK, Sep 28 (IPS) - Romana Hoque had it all, a comfortable life, a happy family. Despite this, the 43-year-old second-generation immigrant from Indonesia living in the United States was depressed enough to contemplate suicide.

  5. Pushing the Reset Button will not Change the Game

    BONN, Sep 25 (IPS) - Key messages of the Spotlight on Sustainable Development Report 2020 as September 25 is the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

    Governments have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with unprecedented intensity. They have taken far-reaching regulatory measures to contain the pandemic and mobilized financial resources on an enormous scale.

  6. Why Is Women’s Leadership Not in the Headlines?

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 (IPS) - The question has never been whether women can lead as capably as men. Women have always led, and women will always lead, especially when the times are hard, and their communities are in need. The question that we need to ask is, why is women's leadership invisible? Why is their potential and their power stifled?

  7. Central Sahel - Shaping peace together with women and young people Statement for International Peace Day

    NEW YORK, Sep 21 (IPS) - The countries of Central Sahel—Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger—face an unprecedented crisis, marked by violent extremism, forced displacement, and rising insecurity. The sharp increase in armed attacks on communities, health centres, schools and other public institutions and infrastructure has disrupted livelihoods and access to social services. The impact on affected people is devastating.

  8. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Forged a New Place for Women in the Law and Society

    Sep 20 (IPS) - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has generated an outpouring of grief around the globe. Part of this grief reflects her unparalleled status as a feminist icon and pioneer for women in the legal profession and beyond.

  9. Helping Make Education a Reality for the 75 million Children in Conflict Zones

    BONN, Germany/UNITED NATIONS, Sep 18 (IPS) - Aryan is a 15-year-old girl from Afghanistan who lives with her family in a shelter in an undisclosed country in Europe. She doesn't go to school. But she is hugely creative. And it shows in how she occupies her time during the day — writing poetry and making bracelets and earrings that she hopes to sell online one day.

  10. After 75 Years, UN Claims 50:50 Gender Parity, But Falls Short of its Ultimate Goals

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 18 (IPS) - When the United Nations was dominated by men, holding some of the highest positions in the staff hierarchy, women staffers were overwhelmingly administrative secretaries seen pounding on their Remington typewriters seated outside their bosses' enclosed offices.

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