World population projected to reach 11.2 billion by 2100

World population projected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100 The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations report launched on 21 June. With roughly 83 million people being added to the world’s population every year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline. The World … [Read more...]

Silver Door Homecare™, serving the GTA

Silver Door Homecare™ is a Canadian-owned Certified Age-Friendly Business® providing premium home health care services in the Greater Toronto Area. With an emphasis on personalized service, Silver Door provides high-quality home care support tailored to the specific needs of its clientele. We are extremely proud to be a top provider of premium health care services. Why become a Silver Door member? Because you will enjoy unique benefits not offered by other home care services. Our members are … [Read more...]

Remembrance Day 2016

Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that … [Read more...]

Tracking gender statistics in pursuit of SDG 5

To deepen the understanding of the different challenges women and men face in today’s world, statisticians use disaggregated data and gender statistics to allow for a unique insight into gender issues. The 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, organized by UN DESA’s Statistics Division and Statistics Finland, focused on data and statistical methods for the follow-up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was an opportunity to take stock of progress towards the … [Read more...]

Disarmament Week, OCT 24-30

The annual observance of Disarmament Week, which begins on the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, was called for in the Final Document of the General Assembly 1978 special session on disarmament (resolution S-10/2). States were invited to highlight the danger of the arms race, propagate the need for its cessation and increase public understanding of the urgent tasks of disarmament. The annual UN observance of Disarmament Week, which begins on the anniversary of the founding of … [Read more...]

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson shines spotlight on need to end child marriages New York/Lilongwe—On the eve of International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson today visited Malawi to shine a global spotlight on the need to end child marriage. She met with traditional chiefs and girls who have returned to school after having marriages annulled. In 2015, Malawi passed the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Act, raising the minimum age of marriage … [Read more...]

A world on the move: Refugees and Migrants

For a world on the move: The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants The world is on the move, and the number of international migrants today is higher than ever before. In 2015, 244 million people lived in a country other than where they were born, including more than 20 million refugees and asylum-seekers escaping violence or persecution in their home countries. People have always moved in search of sustenance, safety and opportunity. By crossing borders and residing in other lands, … [Read more...]

Why Millions of Monarchs Are Being Killed in Mexico

While international efforts are under way to help keep dwindling populations of monarch butterflies from disappearing, scientists are raising concerns about how severe weather and a loss of forest habitat at their wintering grounds in Mexico are affecting them. Every year, monarchs embark on an epic multigenerational migration that takes them thousands of miles from Canada and the U.S. in search of sites in California and in Mexico. The fir trees in the southern regions offer the shelter and … [Read more...]

The Best Events to Attend at Niagara Falls

If you are looking for a location that’s host to a great range of events which you can attend this year either on your own, with your partner, with friends or with family, you should look no further than Niagara Falls. Along with the majestic waterfalls themselves, the city of Niagara Falls, Canada, is home to a huge range of great events ranging from everything from music festivals to wine tasting experiences. We’ve put together some of the best events held around the Niagara Falls area to give … [Read more...]

How to Plan a Honeymoon to the Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of the most popular destinations in Canada, thanks to the beauty and majesty of the waterfalls, which are truly breathtaking. People from all over the world travel to Niagara Falls to experience them for themselves, as well as to take in all that this unique Canadian city has to offer. But in addition to being a popular vacation spot, Niagara Falls also makes the ideal honeymoon destination. Check out some tips below so that you can plan your honeymoon there and enjoy every … [Read more...]

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