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PSDA responds to UN Sustainable Development Goals Proposal calling for a bolder Post-2015 agenda 26 July 2014

Source: PSN

PSN and other members of the Population and Sustainable Development Alliance (PSDA), have welcomed the outcome document and Sustainable Development Goals proposal by the UN Open Working Group, but say the final post-2015 development agenda; “must be bolder and go further.”

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Fact sheet update: Population and climate change 8 July 2014

Source: PSN

PSN has updated the Population and Climate Change Fact Sheet with the latest data from the Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It shows the clear links between population and climate change and provides priorities for action.

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PSN welcomes Population Foundation of India into network 30 June 2014

Source: PSN

PSN is pleased to announce that Population Foundation of India (PFI) has joined the network. Since 1970, PFI has been leading policy advocacy efforts and working as a think tank on population issues in India.

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World population to hit 11bn in 2100 with 70 per cent chance of continuous rise 19 September 2014

Source: The Guardian

A new study published in the journal Science projects that world population is now expected to swell ever-higher for the rest of the century, posing grave challenges for food supplies, healthcare and social cohesion.

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Iran bans permanent forms of contraception to boost population growth 14 August 2014

Source: The Guardian

In a measure that represents a considerable step back in Iran for both reproductive health and freedoms and the promotion of more sustainable population trends, Iran’s parliament has voted to ban permanent forms of contraception, including vasectomies and the advertising of contraception.

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New study: Reasons women in developing nations who wish to avoid pregnancy are not using contraceptives 1 August 2014

Source: The Guttmacher Institute

A new study by the Guttmacher Institute reveals the most common reasons married women in developing nations give for not using a contraceptive method - despite wanting to avoid a pregnancy. More than 25% are concerned about side effects and health risks.

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