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Worldwide migration: a constant factor

Marcus Roberts | 01 April 2014
Worldwide migration numbers have remained static for the last twenty years.

Global hunger - gone in our lifetime?

Marcus Roberts | 26 November 2013
The head of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation thinks it is possible.

More people, less hunger!

Marcus Roberts | 07 October 2013
A UN report puts another nail in Malthus' well-shut coffin.

New Head of UN Population Division

Marcus Roberts | 30 January 2013
The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs has appointed a new head for its Population Division.

Water, Food, Shelter, Condoms – All are Human Rights says UN

Marcus Roberts | 15 November 2012
The UN has decreed that contraception is a universal human right.

The Internet: Apparently it’s a Big Deal.

Marcus Roberts | 27 September 2012
A new report has found that one-third of the world's population is now online.

Moves on the One Child Policy in China

Marcus Roberts | 30 July 2011
More noises from China about changes to the one-child policy.

UN and Ageing

Marcus Roberts | 28 May 2011
The UN World Population Ageing 2009 Document.

Why UN claims can be Dangerous

Marcus Roberts | 26 May 2011
The UN's population predictions are being used to agitate for policy change in Nigeria.

Another Friday, another declining European power.

Marcus Roberts | 20 May 2011
Lithuania's population has shrunk by 10% in the last decade.

Someone at the UN is not going to be happy…

Marcus Roberts | 18 May 2011
Germany is planning to increase its funding of IVF.

In the “empowering women” engine room

Vincenzina Santoro | 23 March 2010

Each year the Commission on the Status of Women attracts women (mostly) from all over the globe to the United Nations for a two-week jam session that includes statements made by government officials and cabinet ministers dealing with women’s issues; side events sponsored by governments, UN agencies and the more activist non-governmental organizations accredited to the UN; and long, drawn out deliberations on resolutions presented by delegations. First and foremost is the theme of empowering women.


Positive signs from the UN

Vincenzina Santoro | 23 February 2010
As part of the annual meetings of the Commission on Social Development at the United Nations recently, The Republic of Korea sponsored a “side event” entitled: “Low Fertility and Aging Society in East Asia.” The presenters were a research director from the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, the Ambassador of Population issues of the Republic of Korea and a Korean Senior Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu. A few officials from the Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs were also present – and we engaged in a wonderful conversation afterwards.
 
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