UN


World’s Refugee Population Grows

Marcus Roberts | 24 June 2014
The number of displaced persons in the world has exceeded the 1940s level.

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.
 

Welcome to Demography Is Destiny. We launched this to counter two media memes: that humans are a cancer which is destroying our planet and that world population is spiralling to unsustainable levels. The real story is that intelligent and inventive human will rise to the challenge of climate change and that our real problem is the coming demographic winter. The editors of Demography is Destiny are Marcus and Shannon Roberts, who live in Auckland, New Zealand. Send them your comments and suggestions. 


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