PSN is the Secretariat of the Population and Sustainable Development Alliance (PSDA), a network of civil society organisations that work together on population, sexual and reproductive health and rights and sustainable development issues.
More information can be found on PSDA's website.
Our members include:
The Population and Sustainable Development Alliance is committed to raising awareness about the connections between population dynamics, reproductive health and rights, the environment and sustainable development. We believe that population dynamics are of critical importance for securing integrated global sustainable development, and that several of them can be positively influenced through accelerating progress towards universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.
PSDA seeks to promote and increase political and financial support for universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and for its integration into wider policy and programme development as a means of increasing resilience, advancing environmental sustainability and improving human health and well-being. PSDA works to foster constructive and accurate dialogue among policy-makers and civil society about population dynamics, climate change and other sustainable development issues, and to counter misinformation or oversimplification of these complex but critical relationships.
PSDA brings together organizations that:
The alliance is made up of a diverse range of organisations with various areas of focus, including organisations that:
Women walk to a nearby pond to collect drinking water in Khuri, Rajasthan, India. © 2006 Sandipan Majumdar, Courtesy of Photoshare.
Until late 2012 the alliance was known as the Population and Climate Change Alliance (PCCA), as alliance members first came together to raise awareness of the linkages between population and climate change. In its early days, the PCCA was particularly active around the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit (COP15) in October 2009.
Since COP15, in 2010 PSN took on the Secretariat of the alliance and the PCCA has grown to encompass additional NGOs, and membership of the alliancehas continued to grow.
Most recent activities of the alliance have focused on ensuring consideration of population dynamics and sexual and reproductive health and rights at the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development that took place in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012, and within the emerging post-2015 international development framework.
Further information about PSDA can be found on the PSDA website.