News headlines for “Human Population”

  1. Illegal Immigration Dilemma

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, May 23 (IPS) - Illegal immigration in the 21st century poses a serious dilemma for the world. Governments in virtually every region of the globe appear to be at a loss on how to address the two central dimensions of the dilemma.

  2. Those Who Dare: Feminist Movements in Sudan, Lebanon & Syria

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, May 23 (IPS) - The year 2019 was not just a time before the world saw the global pandemic, but also a time when the world saw mass political uprisings with women at the forefront. The MENA region in a way led this force, in Sudan women played as drivers of the revolutionprotesting decades of corruption, socioeconomic grievances and gendered violence. Nubian queen became the symbol of the revolution in Sudan which finally saw the overthrow of the dictatorship in 2019.

  3. Floods Drive Urban Solutions in Brazilian Metropolis

    - Inter Press Service

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, May 17 (IPS) - "We do everything through parties, we don't want power, we don't want to take over the role of the State, but we don't just protest and complain," said Itamar de Paula Santos, a member of the United Community Council for Ribeiro de Abreu (Comupra), in this southeastern Brazilian city.

  4. Undocumented Migration Puts Pressure on New Chilean Government for Solutions

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, May 16 (IPS) - The pressure of the influx of migrants, especially Venezuelans, has reached a critical level in northern Chile, and is felt as far as the capital itself, forcing the government that took office in March to create a special interministerial group this month to propose solutions that respect their human rights.

  5. No Climate Transition Without Securing Land Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    BERLIN, May 16 (IPS) - The 15th session of the Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), is taking place in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire, from 9 to 20 May 2022. The theme: “Land, Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity.” “We are faced with a crucial choice,” Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told participants: “We can either reap the benefits of land restoration now or continue on the disastrous path that has led us to the triple planetary crisis of climate, biodiversity and pollution”

    The landmark land tenure decision by parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in 2019 offers a blueprint for upcoming climate negotiations in Sharm El Sheikh in November.

  6. One Hundred Years On, Argentine State Acknowledges Indigenous Massacre in Trial

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, May 13 (IPS) - It’s a strange trial, with no defendants. The purpose is not to hand down a conviction, but to bring visibility to an atrocious event that occurred almost a hundred years ago in northern Argentina and was concealed by the State for decades with singular success: the massacre by security forces of hundreds of indigenous people who were protesting labor mistreatment and discrimination.

  7. Women Leading Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine, Now Include them in Leadership, say UN Women and CARE

    - Inter Press Service

    New York, May 11 (IPS) - A joint UN Women and CARE report on the gender disparities in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis calls for donors and humanitarian partners to take greater care to promote the voices of women and marginalized communities in the humanitarian effort.

  8. Most Maternal Deaths Are Preventable: How To Improve Outcomes in South Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    May 11 (IPS) - The past 20 years have seen a significant decline in maternal mortality rates from 342 deaths to 211 per 100,000 globally . But every day, more than 800 women around the world die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, up to 42 days after delivery. Most of these deaths are preventable.

  9. Those Who Dare: Voices of Women in the MENA Region

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, May 11 (IPS) - When it comes to gender equality and development, the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and the Arab States region continues to be in a paradoxical situation. While within the region, several laws, policies and programming focused on gender equality are growingwomen’s representation in government jobs, corporate roles, and national programming seem to be dismissed. Healthcare, education have seen improvement, most countries have become tech inclusive as well, but access to hospitals and educational institutions –at times due to social programming or gender-related policies continues to prevent women from accessing them and using them.

  10. Food and People

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, May 09 (IPS) - People require food, with more people requiring more food and less people requiring less food. Despite that self-evident relationship, most governments appear reluctant to accept the intimate link between the supplies of food and the numbers of people and continue calling for the further growth of their populations.

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