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A blogpost has been published by Greenpeace International highlighting the significance of world population growth to sustainability, and the importance of investment in women’s rights, education and family planning.
After a difficult week of negotiations, a resolution was adopted at the 46th Commission on Population and Development reaffirming human rights of all migrants and the need to address women’s vulnerabilities in policies and programmes on international migration.
The High-Level Task Force for the implementation of ICPD Beyond 2014 has today made policy recommendations for realizing the commitments made at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).
Urbanisation can accelerate progress towards the millennium development goals (MDGs), but careful planning is essential to prevent the growth of slums, pollution and crime that can derail achievements, according to a report on rural-urban dynamics and the MDGs.
Too Much Too Many follows David Johnson's six month South African road trip. This article provides a taster of the 100 articles he’s writing from 100 locations, each highlighting a different population or consumption impact on South Africa’s diverse communities, breathtaking landscapes and iconic wildlife.
A new study published in The Lancet projects that by 2015, 233 million women worldwide who are married or in a union will have an unmet need for modern contraceptives, highlighting the drastic need for increased investments in family planning.
The number of people living in extreme poverty could increase by up to 3 billion by 2050 unless urgent action is taken to tackle environmental challenges, a major UN report warned on Thursday.
Negotiations end with agreement on ending violence against women at the fifty-seventh Commission on the Status of Women at the UN in New York, but civil society groups express concerns as sexual and reproductive health and rights and other issues prove contentious again.
The U.N. General Assembly has decided to hold a special session next year to assess implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, adopted by world leaders nearly two decades ago to slow population growth and advance reproductive health and rights.
The Executive Director of the UNFPA reflects on a reproductive health bill in the Philippines, which has taken 15 years to pass and will allow poor women access to affordable contraception for the first time.