Developing countries with large youth populations could see their economies soar, provided they invest heavily in young people’s education and health and protect their rights, according to The State of World Population 2014, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

Statistical Profile of Scheduled Tribes in India 2013 is second in the series prepared by the Statistics Division of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. This publication provides a comprehensive overview in addition to detailed data on Scheduled tribe population of the country.

Africa's under eighteen population is expected to increase by 1 billion while overall population will double in size reaching 2.4 billion by 2050, a new report by the UN says.

Despite advances toward sustainable development, small island developing States (SIDS) continue to face many challenges, according to ‘Trends in Sustainable Development: SIDS,' a publication issued by the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) as an input to the Third International Confere

PRB's World Population Data Sheet is an annual report on the world’s demographic, health, and environmental progress and challenges. This year's data sheet provides detailed information on 16 population, health, and environment indicators for more than 200 countries, and has a special focus on "Progress and Challenges."

The 2014 Human Development Report—Sustaining Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience—looks at two concepts which are both interconnected and immensely important. This year's Report show that overall global trends are positive and that progress is continuing.

Global Trends 2014 looks at the attitudes and behaviours of consumers and citizens in 20 key countries around the world.

The Fragile States Index is an annual ranking of 178 nations based on their levels of stability and the pressures they face.

According to this new report released by WHO on July 10, 2014 at the United Nations General Assembly, 38 million people die each year from NCDs (28 million in developing countries), mainly from cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.

The urban heat island (UHI), a common phenomenon in which surface temperatures are higher in urban areas than in surrounding rural areas, represents one of the most significant human-induced changes to Earth’s surface climate. Even though they are localized hotspots in the landscape, UHIs have a profound impact on the lives of urban residents, who comprise more than half of the world’s population. A barrier to UHI mitigation is the lack of quantitative attribution of the various contributions to UHI intensity (expressed as the temperature difference between urban and rural areas, ΔT).

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