The final session of the UN Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals concluded on 19 July by adopting an outcome document with targets to be considered by the UN General Assembly as part of the next stage in the development of a new international development agenda.
PSN and other members of the Population and Sustainable Development Alliance (PSDA), welcomed the outcome document and Sustainable Development Goals proposal, but say the final post-2015 development agenda;“ must be bolder and go further.”
Iran’s parliament has voted to ban permanent forms of contraception, including vasectomies and the advertising of contraception, in order to 'boost population numbers'.
UNFPA marks World Population Day by spotlighting the need to invest in young people so they can exercise their human rights and help break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
The Guttmacher Institute has revealed the most common reasons married women in developing nations give for not using contraception - despite wanting to avoid pregnancy.
Global population growth and consumption patterns need to be addressed if we are to find a solution to the growing demand for food, says The Population Institute.