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Global Gender Gap Is Closing In Many Areas, But Not Fast Enough, Study Says

Women around the world have narrowed the gender gap on key measures of political engagement, health, economics and education, but progress remains slow, according to a report from the World Economic Forum.<p>Although women are entering the workforce in large numbers, they continue to face wage …

Syrian refugees put strain on Jordan schools amid fears for 'lost generation'

As the Jordanian national anthem blares from a crackling loudspeaker, followed by a song in honour of King Abdullah, hundreds of girls in blue uniform in the schoolyard sing along.<p>But these are Syrian not Jordanian pupils, starting the afternoon shift at the Rufaida al-Aslamia school, named after …

Unlocking the power of women farmers

Women are the backbone of the rural economy in developing countries and are responsible for 60-80% of food production. They also tend to be the most knowledgeable about crop varieties.<p>However, they face many challenges that can preclude them from independently owning or managing land and other …

Population, education and climate change are close relations

There are ways to make a difference on the population front that do not depend on coercive governments straying into people’s bedrooms<p>Tue, Aug 26, …

Kenya aquifers discovered in dry Turkana region

<b>A huge water source has been discovered in the arid Turkana region of northern Kenya which could supply the country for 70 years, the government says.</b><p>The discovery of two aquifers brings hope to the drought-hit region, tweeted Environment Minister Judi Wakhungu.<p>They were found in the Turkana Basin …

Ebola outbreak: West Africa food harvests 'at risk'

<b>The Ebola outbreak is putting food harvests in West Africa "at serious risk", the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns.</b><p>It has raised a special alert for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries worst affected.<p>Rice and maize production will be particularly affected during …

India’s population policies, including female sterilisation, beset by problems

No government in India has successfully formulated policies to manage the country’s human population growth, which stands at 1.6% a year, down from a high of about 2.3% in the 1970s.<p>In that decade there were aggressive sterilisation campaigns, mainly targeting men, and these have stigmatised family …

"내년에 유엔 차원서 北 인권 논의 보다 강화될 것"

유엔 안전보장이사회가 지난 22일(현지시간) 뉴욕시 유엔본부에서 북한의 인권실태를 논의하고 있다. © News1 이기창<p>국제사회를 통해 제기되고 있는 북한의 인권 문제와 관련해 2015년에는 국제사회와 북한의 '인권 접촉'의 폭이 넓어질 것이라는 전망이 26일 제기됐다.<p>조정현 국립외교원 교수는 국립외교원이 이날 발간한 '2015 국제정세전망'에서 "2015년에는 유엔 안전보장이사회(안보리)를 중심으로 보다 강화된 북한인권 논의가 진행될 전망"이라며 이 같이 분석했다.<p>조 교수는 최근 유엔 안보리가 북한 인권 문제를 공식 의제로 상정한 …

"우리나라 인구 92% 도시지역 거주" | 연합뉴스

<b>2014년 국토교통통계연보 발간…홈페이지에 공개</b><p>(세종=연합뉴스) 김동규 기자 = 우리나라의 도시지역 인구비율은 1970년에는 50.1%에 불과했지만, 지난해 91.6%까지 증가했다. 지난 한 해 우리나라 국토의 등록 면적은 서울 여의도 면적의 27배(78㎢) 만큼 …