UN: World Population to Reach 8 Billion on November 15

The world’s population is expected to reach 8 billion on November 15, the United Nations said Monday, with India replacing China as the world’s most populous country.The United Nations released its report, World Population Prospects 2022, on World Population Day, which is observed every year on July 11. This year’s theme is "A world of 8 billion: Towards a resilient future for all — Harnessing opportunities and ensuring rights and…

UN: World Population to Reach 8 Billion on November 15

The world’s population is expected to reach 8 billion on November 15, the United Nations said Monday, with India replacing China as the world’s most populous country.The United Nations released its report, World Population Prospects 2022, on World Population Day, which is observed every year on July 11. This year’s theme is "A world of 8 billion: Towards a resilient future for all — Harnessing opportunities and ensuring rights and…

Justice Minister praises Saudi Arabia’s efforts in serving pilgrims

Manama, July 10 (BNA): Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments, Chairman of the High Committee for Hajj and Umrah Affairs, Nawaf bin Mohammed Al Maawda commended the efforts exerted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in serving pilgrims. “The success of this year’s pilgrimage reflects the historic role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in serving pilgrims to perform their Hajj rituals while complying with the precautionary measures”, he…

Sudanese court sentences woman to death by stoning

A Sudanese court in the southern part of Sudan has sentenced a woman to death by stoning after convicting her of charge of adultery, a Sudanese human rights group disclosed on Saturday.On 26 June 2022, Maryam Alsyed Tiyrab, a 20-year woman has been sentenced to be stoned to death for adultery by Kosti Criminal Court in White Nile State.According to the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), the…

Lakes State parliament summon 3 ministers over detained teachers

Three ministers have been summoned to appear before Lakes State Legislative Assembly next Monday over the continued detention of six teachers in a military barracks, a committee investigating the teachers' grievances said.The ministers summoned include education minister Nelson Makoi Makur, local government and law enforcement minister Chol Kuotwil Manhom, and legal affairs minister John Thon Kuat.Ruben Majak Nhial, Ater Ariau, Mabor Mapuor, Makur Nyot, Marol Chol, and Ater Ahou have…

Climate risk insurance: Preventing hunger from taking hold when disasters strike

In 2021, extreme weather events and natural hazards cost the world US$343 billion in economic losses, the fourth highest year on record. Of these losses, only 40 percent were compensated by an insurance policy.The covered losses were primarily in high-income countries that are largely responsible for greenhouse gas emissions. Here, infrastructure and populations are better insured. When families can't afford insurance, they have few coping strategies available when disasters strike.…
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