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September 2009 sees the 15 year progress review of implementation of the Programme of Action, produced at the 1994 landmark UN International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).
John Beddington, the UK government's Chief Scientific Advisor, has added his voice to a chorus of recent high profile warnings about the impact of population growth linked with climate change.
Washington, DC, August 13 - The world's population is set to reach 7 billion in 2011, a year earlier than expected, and most of the growth is occurring in the developing world, the Population Research Bureau said in a report released yesterday.
HONG KONG -- More than 13 million abortions are performed each year in China, according to statistics disclosed by Chinese health officials on Thursday, a marked increase from 2003, the most recent statistics previously available.
Fears of an ageing population means that China's biggest city and financial hub, Shanghai, is now highlighting exceptions to the One Child Policy that allow couples to have two children - although only particular kinds of people can apply.
The problem of limited access to contraceptives is taking centre stage at an African Union (AU) meeting currently underway in Maputo.
This year the world reaches an invisible but momentous milestone: for the first time in history, more than half its population will be living in urban areas. In Kenya, rapid urbanisation is creating deepening poverty among urban residents.
The environmental dimension is one that has largely been ignored from conflict literature and policy making to date, yet a new report launched by the UN Environment Program (UNEP) uses a series of case studies to examine the role that environmental stressors play in conflict zones around the world today.
The world population is projected to reach seven billion early in 2012, up from the current 6.8 billion, and surpass nine billion people by 2050, reveals the 2008 Revision of the official United Nations population estimates and projections.
Climate change is "the biggest global health threat of the 21st Century", according to a key research review published in a leading medical journal.