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08. – POPULATION

WORLD BANK / FINANCIAL BEHAVIOR

Development policies need re-hauling to reflect how people’s minds really work, a new World Bank study argues.   This could help form and realize development goals, including that of breaking poverty cycles from one generation to the next, the study says. WORLD BANK

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / STATE OF WORLD POPULATION

The 1.8 billion adolescents worldwide – more than ever before in human history – can help to propel their countries' economies, provided that Governments invest in education, health care and jobs for them, a new report released today by the United Nations shows. UNIFEED – UNTV

18 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UNFPA / POPULATION REPORT 2014 ADVANCER

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – in its State of the World Population Report 2014- called for more investment in 1.8 billion of youth globally, including  equipping them with high-quality, relevant education, and comprehensive health care encompassing all aspects of sexual and reproductive health. UNFPA

18 Nov 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / UNEMPLOYED YOUTH

More than half of Jordan’s youth population is unemployed. To improve the records, a new program has been created to provide the young with the skills needed to be competitive in the labour market. ILO

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / DISASTER DISPLACEMENT

The number of displaced people is now four times greater in absolute terms than it was in 1970, according to the latest report by the  Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. The latest data also shows that those displaced by natural disasters are three times more than those displaced by conflict. 81 percent of the world’s displaced [...]

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT

UN Special Representative on Children in Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, warned that 700 children have been killed in Iraq and more than 500 in Gaza since the beginning of the year. She noted that some of these crimes may amount to “war crimes” and that “we cannot afford impunity in the face of such grave [...]

8 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

The UN Human Rights Office has condemned the “appalling, widespread and systematic” human rights violations being committed in Iraq by the militant group Islamic State and its associated forces. CH UNTV – OHCHR

25 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Two senior United Nations officials condemned in the strongest terms the "barbaric acts" of sexual violence and "savage rapes" the armed group Islamic State (IS) has perpetrated on minorities -including teenage girls and boys- in areas under its control. UNIFEED-UNTV

13 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

Somalis joined the rest of the world in marking the International Youth Day in Mogadishu. In a ceremony held at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, young Somalis entertained guests with dance, drama and martial arts. UNSOM

13 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / WORLD URBANIZATION REPORT

The UN reported that an additional 2.5 billion people are predicted to live in urban areas by 2050, highlighting the need for a successful urban planning agenda and greater attention to be given to smaller cities where nearly half of all people currently reside. UNIFEED-UNTV  

10 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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