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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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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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Food, population and the post-2015 development agenda 23 July 2014

Source: The Population Institute

The Population Institute has published an article on the Devex website explaining how meeting the growing demand for food may be the world’s single greatest challenge, and how a solution cannot be found until global population growth and consumption patterns are addressed.

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