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...]

Three Ladies in Cairo, Anne Edelstam

About "Three Ladies in Cairo" is the fictionalized true story of how three Swedish women – grandmother Hilda, mother Ingrid, and the author Anne Edelstam. Description Three Ladies in Cairo is the fictionalized true story of how three Swedish women – grandmother Hilda, mother Ingrid, and Anne herself. Together they discover Egypt throughout the twentieth century’s social changes, up to the country’s first free elections in June 2012. All three learn to cope with the colossal social and … [Read more...]

Celebrating International Day of Forests – March 21, 2013

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests. The Day will celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. Click here for the full text of the UN Resolution. Today is the first International Day of … [Read more...]

CSW57, Takes Action, on shocking results on sexual violence!

Study reveals shocking new evidence of men’s use of violence against women and girls in Asia Pacific One in two men said they had used physical or sexual violence against an intimate partner, one in four reported having raped a woman and one in 25 admitted to having participated in gang rape. These are among the shocking preliminary results of a study by a joint UN programme that surveyed more than 10,000 men on their use and experiences of violence against women and girls in nine selected … [Read more...]

JAPAN celebrates new Prime Minister, Mari Yamaguchi

Japan Government  Profile  2012 Country name conventional long form: none conventional short form: Japan local long form: Nihon-koku/Nippon-koku local short form: Nihon/Nippon Government type a parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy Capital name: Tokyo geographic coordinates: 35 41 N, 139 45 E time difference: UTC+9 (14 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) Administrative divisions 47 prefectures; Aichi, Akita, Aomori, Chiba, … [Read more...]

Maternity protection: Not just a personal issue

Maternity protection: Not just a personal issue Many countries have ratified ILO conventions on maternity protection, but pregnant women still face workplace discrimination. Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), the ILO publishes guidelines on how to implement maternity protection policies. GENEVA (ILO News) – Six months into her pregnancy, it was becoming increasingly difficult for Liani* to endure hours of standing at her … [Read more...]

President Karzai and President Obama Speak on Telephone

November 14, 2012 President Karzai and President Obama Speak on Telephone KABUL, Afghanistan - President Hamid Karzai and President Barack Obama held a telephone conversation this evening, Afghanistan time. President Obama telephoned President Karzai to thank him for his congratulatory message and wishes on his re-election. President Karzai, who has just returned from official trips to Indonesia and India, reiterated his congratulations to President Obama on his victory and wished him … [Read more...]

Papua New Guinea’s newest parliamentarians, a time for women

... a time for Women in Papua New Guinea   Since Papua New Guinea’s independence in 1975, none of its parliaments have comprised more than 2 per cent of women. Efforts to address traditional attitudes in the country and support women candidates and voters have shown signs of impact, yet the political landscape for women remains a tough one. In an interview with UN Women, two of the three women members of parliament (MPs) elected in the July 2012 polls detail the challenges they … [Read more...]

A step forward against HIV abuses | Jeffrey O’Malley

In a landmark but little noticed decision, a Namibian court ruled this week that state hospitals illegally sterilized three HIV-positive women. While the judge found no link to their HIV-positive status, his decision paves the way for legal action by other women who claim they were coerced into sterilization because they are infected with the virus that causes AIDS, as part of an effort to slow its spread in the southern African country. The women said they were given forms authorizing the … [Read more...]

JAKARTA, ‘highest number of pre-term births’

JAKARTA, July 2012 (IRIN) - Linda Rullis sold her motorcycle and borrowed money from relatives to cover neo-natal treatment for her daughter, who was born after only 24 weeks of pregnancy, barely weeks within the threshold of survival. The baby girl is now one year old and weighs 5.1kg. “I insisted on taking her home after she had been treated for four months because I couldn’t afford the treatment anymore,” Rullis, 30, told IRIN. “When she was born she weighed only 690g, but luckily she … [Read more...]

Baliem Valley – The hidden diamond from the Baliem Valley

Indonesia: The hidden diamond from the Baliem Valley The Baliem Valley, also spelled Balim Valley and sometimes known as the Grand Valley, of the highlands of Western New Guinea, is occupied by the Dani people. The main town in the valley is Wamena. The valley is about 80 km in length by 20 km in width and lies at an altitude of about 1,600-1,700 m, with a population of 100,000. As far as the outside world was concerned, the discovery of the Baliem Valley and the unexpected … [Read more...]

Indonesia Independence Day – Celebrating on August 17th!

Indonesia Independence Day August 17, 2011 Independence Day is a public holiday in Indonesia.   As many of you know Indonesia Independence Day will be celebrated tomorrow, on August 17. SalingSilang has created a movement using the #17an Twitter hashtag. It’s also asking users to text a message to a specific number in a certain format. The more messages sent, the higher the Indonesian flag (see the 17an website) goes up the pole. The total message target is … [Read more...]

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