The High-Level Task Force for the implementation of ICPD Beyond 2014 has issued policy recommendations for realizing the commitments made at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).
The paper proposes specific steps that must be taken to ensure that sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women, adolescents and youth become central components of ICPD Beyond 2014, as well as the post-2015 and sustainable development agenda. Implementation of the Cairo agenda would save and improve millions of lives, the High Level Panel stress.
A PSN letter has been published in The Guardian, highlighting the potential for investment in voluntary family planning programmes to advance food security.
The UN Human Development Report 2013 has warned that the number of people living in extreme poverty is set to rise unless urgent action is taken to tackle environmental challenges.
A new website shares 100 articles from 100 locations in South Africa, each highlighting population and consumption impacts on South Africa’s diverse communities, landscapes and wildlife.
Urbanisation can be a force for good, but requires careful planning to prevent the growth of slums, pollution and crime, according to a new report by the World Bank.