Asia-Pacific's long-term growth outlook remains the strongest in the world, but the medium-term picture is weighed down by an aging population and sluggish productivity, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned in a new report on Tuesday.
The State Department said on late Monday it was ending US funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the international body's agency focused on family planning as well as maternal and child health in more than 150 countries.
More than one billion people around the world have some form of disability, which is around 15 percent of the global population. Yet the world's largest minority group face several barriers which stand in the way of full inclusion in society, including discrimination and stigma.
The global productivity slowdown is going to intensify in the coming years as the working age population across the world declines, and the number of people past retirement age continues to grow, according to research from economists at Morgan Stanley.
Current immigration rates into Australia, and associated projected population growth, will make greenhouse gas emissions targets even more difficult to achieve in the future, a University of Adelaide-led study has found.
Almost 60 percent of Qatar's 2.4 million population live in what the government calls "labor camps", figures from an April 2015 census showed Sunday, highlighting the issue of the emirate's huge migrant workforce.
Staying in the European Union (EU) could increase Britain’s population by up to 5 million by 2030, putting the county’s health care system under "unsustainable" pressure, an organization that campaigns for the UK to leave the EU has claimed.