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Population: Pro-Growth Demographic Dogma

By Joseph Chamie NEW YORK, Jan 20 2020 (IPS) – Whenever the issue of population comes up, pro-growth demographic dogma invariably dominates. Governments, political parties, businesses, the media and many others typically praise population growth and lament population slowdown, stabilization or decline. The demographic dogma basically advocates maintaining robust population growth and a larger and youthful population. Read More »

Empower young people to sustain planet for peace-prosperity

By Crystal Orderson We need to empower young people to sustain our planet, and let peace and prosperity thrive says UN’s Resident Co-ordinator in Kenya, Siddharth Chatterjee speaks to IPS on reflections on the ICPD25 Summit. Nairobi, Kenya, Nov 15 2019 (IPS) – Q: At ICPD25 we heard that women and girls are still waiting for the unmet promises to ... Read More »

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 »