An architect of the UN’s Millennium development Goals (MDGs) says he fears that a lack of strong leadership at the UN could lead to its poverty eradication goals being replaced by an over-politicised and unachievable “wish list” after 2015.
Population Pressure: Land and Water is the second chapter written by author Lester R. Brown in his book Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. In this chapter he talks about Civilization's foundation eording, water tables falling, farmers losing water to cities, land and water conflicts, cars and people compete for grain and the rising tide of environmental refugees. ... Read more about Population Pressure: Land and Water
This organization helps improve living conditions of border communities, They “provide the inspiration, direction and vision necessary to build stronger, healthier communities — from within.” ... Read more about Migration Health Promotion
For african and middle eastern countries, people are migrating for better living conditions. North American, South American countries and Russia already have good living standards so they want to stay as opposed to working abroad But through NGOs, people, especially younger people have more incentive to work abroad for a short period of time. ... Read more about Willingness to work abroad in different regions of the world
There are different types of migration. The green countries are for economic purposes, but also for better living conditions. Gray regions are where most migrants are from due to their specific reasons. Red arrows à high skilled individuals going to countries for higher salaries/wages. There is also the idea of brain drain. Blue arrows represent the less qualified individuals going to countries for better living conditions. Many Hispanic people are migrating towards US. While North African populations are going to Europe whether it is legal or illegal but for a better life. ... Read more about Migration Flows
As more people are leaving their country of origin to go work/study abroad or to have a better life, the country of origin is left with less qualified people causing the country to become weaker hence accentuating poverty, corruption in the government, etc. Human smuggling and trafficking ‘feeds on poverty’ and it creates ‘greater restrictions to legal immigration.’ Global rules are needed because people are doing whatever it takes to live a better life. ... Read more about Human Trafficking and Smuggling
Total global fish production, including both wild capture fish and aquaculture, reached an all-time high of 154 million tons in 2011. Wild capture was 90.4 million tons that year, up 2 percent from 2010. This followed a 1.6-percent decline from 2009 to 2010. The 2011 global capture figure nearly matched the 2007 total of 90.3 million tons, which broke a four-year pattern of declining global wild capture. Since the late 1980s, however, wild capture production has essentially stagnated.