World’s Refugee Population Grows
Marcus Roberts | Jun 24 2014 | comment  
The number of displaced persons in the world has exceeded the 1940s level.

Worldwide migration: a constant factor
Marcus Roberts | Apr 1 2014 | comment  
Worldwide migration numbers have remained static for the last twenty years.

Global hunger - gone in our lifetime?
Marcus Roberts | Nov 26 2013 | comment  
The head of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation thinks it is possible.

More people, less hunger!
Marcus Roberts | Oct 7 2013 | comment  
A UN report puts another nail in Malthus' well-shut coffin.

New Head of UN Population Division
Marcus Roberts | Jan 30 2013 | comment  
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 | Nov 15 2012 | comment  
The UN has decreed that contraception is a universal human right.

The Internet: Apparently it’s a Big Deal.
Marcus Roberts | Sep 27 2012 | comment  
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 | Jul 30 2011 | comment  
More noises from China about changes to the one-child policy.

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

Why UN claims can be Dangerous
Marcus Roberts | May 26 2011 | comment  
The UN's population predictions are being used to agitate for policy change in Nigeria.

Another Friday, another declining European power.
Marcus Roberts | May 20 2011 | comment  
Lithuania's population has shrunk by 10% in the last decade.

Someone at the UN is not going to be happy…
Marcus Roberts | May 18 2011 | comment  
Germany is planning to increase its funding of IVF.

In the “empowering women” engine room
Vincenzina Santoro | Mar 23 2010 | comment  

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 | Feb 23 2010 | comment  
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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