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Thousands breathe new life at ICPD 25 Summit in Nairobi

By Joyce Chimbi Nairobi, Kenya, Nov 11 2019 (IPS) – Every day 830 women die while giving life. At least 33,000 girls are forced into child marriage with 11,000 girls undergoing female genital mutilation. These are some of the cruel realities young women face every day. However, there is renewed hope that delegates expected to attend the International Conference on ... Read More »

শিশুদের জন্য সংসদ অধিবেশনে এক ঘন্টা বরাদ্দ রাখার দাবী

শিশুদের একটি বিরাট অংশ এখনো তাদের মৌলিক অধিকার থেকে বঞ্চিত। একটা শিশুও যেন নির্যাতিত না হয়, অকালে ঝরে যেতে না হয়, সকল অধিকার যেন সে ভোগ করতে পারে। শিশুদের বিভিন্ন বিষয় নিয়ে কথা বলার জন্য প্রতিটি সংসদ অধিবেশনে অন্তত এক ঘন্টা সময় বরাদ্দ রাখা হোক। Read More »

The world and the UN must reduce population growth

by Frank Götmark, Robin Maynard Gothenburg/London – On September 24-25, world leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York to review progress toward the UN’s 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs, which aim “to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all,” are commendable, and summarize the kind of world many of ... Read More »

Divorce rate marks a sharp rise in BD Khulna divisional city

Sept 2 (UNB) – Khulna City Corporation (KCC) recorded some 14,088 cases of divorce in nine and a half years till July last, showing a sharp rise in marriage termination. The degradation of family bonds and values, lack of social accountability, high ambition, women empowerment and their independence, polygamy, extramarital affairs, impact of the western culture, and physical and mental ... Read More »

US defunds UNFPA for the third year– on wrong assumptions

By Thalif Deen UN, Jul 17 2019 (IPS) – The Trump administration, in its continued hostility towards the United Nations– and as part of its policy aimed at undermining multilateral institutions and international commitments– has withheld its annual contributions to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) – for the third consecutive year. The three- year annual cuts, which began in 2017, ... Read More »

Let’s talk about sex – and why power matters

By Dr Natalia Kanem UN, Jul 11 2019 (IPS) – Every year on World Population Day (July 11), UNFPA receives queries from journalists about the total number of people around the world. Numbers are indeed important because they help governments develop policies that respond to evolving needs for services such as education and health. Read More »

Unlock opportunities for sustainable development: UN Chief

UN, July 11 – As the number of people on the planet continues to rise, UN Secretary-General António Guterres marked World Population Day by highlighting the close link between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and demographic trends – urging everyone to “unlock opportunities for those left behind and help pave the way for sustainable, equitable and inclusive development for ... Read More »

BD Tannery workers demand environment-friendly industry

Dhaka, July 9 (UNB) — Leather industry workers on Tuesday urged the government to build an environment-friendly industry and ensure their rights. “Savar Tannery Estate should be built as modern and environment-friendly. Tanneries are polluting surrounding areas and the environment isn’t safe for the workers,” Tannery Workers Union President Abul Kalam Azad told a press conference at Jatiya Press Club. ... Read More »

Zero Population Growth vs Population Control

By Marian Starkey Washington, Jul 4 2019 (IPS) – Knowledge is power, but with the caveat that said knowledge is based on fact. Otherwise, it’s misinformation. I appreciate the journalism of IPS. Similarly, I respect and spend much of my time advocating for Americans to demand that the United States support the work of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). Therefore, ... Read More »

Amend labour code to benefit workers: Bahrain Trade Union

The General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions has in a statement called upon the Government of Bahrain to ratify the new convention of ILO No 190, and thus realize a precedence in the workers’ legislation, compatible with its precedence in amending Labor Code by introducing the new article against perpetrators of violence and harassment to the law. From GFBTU on ... Read More »

US to pursue citizenship question on census but path unclear

Washington, Jul 6 (AP/UNB) — The Justice Department said Friday it will press its search for legal grounds to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, hours after President Donald Trump said he is “very seriously” considering an executive order to get the question on the form. Trump said his administration is exploring a number of ... Read More »

Women’s rights are key in slowing down population

By Sivananthi Thanenthiran UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2019 (IPS) – The increase in world population by 2 billion in the next 30 years will present a serious global challenge especially if we do not find new paradigms of development thought and renewed global political leadership. Our region, the Asia and the Pacific region is already home to 60 per cent ... Read More »

Poorest nations weighed down by fastest growing populations

By Thalif DeenReprint| UN, Jun 24 2019 (IPS) – With a new report projecting a rise in population, specifically in Asia and Africa, the United Nations has warned that continued rapid population growth presents enormous challenges for sustainable development in the world’s 134 developing nations. Among them, the heaviest impact will be on the 47 least developed countries (LDCs), described ... Read More »

Guterres for world youth to keep leading climate response

Lisbon, June 23 – Older generations have “failed to respond properly” to the climate emergency said the UN chief on Sunday, while the young are “stepping up to the challenge” and taking the lead to slow the destructive pace of global warming. António Guterres was making the closing address at the UN-backed World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth, and ... Read More »

51 pc rise in unnecessary BD C-sections in two years

Dhaka, June 20 (UNB)- Medically unnecessary caesarean operations increased by 51  percent in Bangladesh over the last two years costing patients 483 million dollars per year, according to a report revealed on Thursday.  The report published by Save the Children Bangladesh found that in 2018 alone, the country saw estimated 860,000 of such unnecessary operations, while up to 300,000 women ... Read More »

Croatia to recruit manpower from Bangladesh

Dhaka, June 20 (UNB)— Croatia has expressed its interest in recruiting quality human resources from Bangladesh in the near future. Croatia’s Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Labour and Pension System Drazen Opalic said that his country will soon forward a draft MoU to Bangladesh for this purpose. Once the MoU is signed, necessary preparations will be put in place ... Read More »