World’s Refugee Population Grows
The number of displaced persons in the world has exceeded the 1940s level.
Worldwide migration: a constant factor
Worldwide migration numbers have remained static for the last twenty years.
Global hunger - gone in our lifetime?
The head of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation thinks it is possible.
More people, less hunger!
A UN report puts another nail in Malthus' well-shut coffin.
New Head of UN Population Division
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
The UN has decreed that contraception is a universal human right.
The Internet: Apparently it’s a Big Deal.
A new report has found that one-third of the world's population is now online.
Moves on the One Child Policy in China
More noises from China about changes to the one-child policy.
UN and Ageing
The UN World Population Ageing 2009 Document.
Why UN claims can be Dangerous
The UN's population predictions are being used to agitate for policy change in Nigeria.
Another Friday, another declining European power.
Lithuania's population has shrunk by 10% in the last decade.
Someone at the UN is not going to be happy…
Germany is planning to increase its funding of IVF.
In the “empowering women” engine room
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
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.