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Pregnancy is the biggest killer of teenage girls worldwide, with one million dying or suffering serious injury, infection or disease due to pregnancy or childbirth every year, Save the Children said today in a report issued ahead of the London Family Planning Summit.
Rio de Janeiro - Hillary Rodham Clinton took a stand for women's reproductive rights during the Rio+20 United Nations conference on Friday, saying "women must be empowered to make decisions on whether and when to have children" if the world is to attain agreed-upon sustainable development goals.
Absence of reproductive rights reference in UN Women's call to action and the Rio+20 outcome document is 'a step backwards', says former Norway prime minister.
A new study by the Guttmacher Institute and UNFPA has found that an estimated 222 million women in developing countries have an unmet need for contraception, and that progress in addressing unmet need has been very slow, with the number of women with an unmet need in the poorest 69 countries having increased.
Today the world's 105 science academies have issued a joint statement highlighting the global challenges of population and consumption, calling upon world leaders to take decisive action.
In the run up to the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development taking place next month The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights has launched a video to inform the negotiations.
NEW YORK - Late Friday at the 45th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD), member states issued a bold resolution in support of young people’s sexual and reproductive health and human rights.
Consumption levels between developed and developing nations must be rebalanced alongside a stabilisation of the world's population by voluntary methods, according to a new report launched today by The Royal Society.
A petition from the organisation Advocates for Youth is calling on leaders at Rio+20 to make young people's sexual health and rights a priority at the forthcoming UN sustainable development summit.
Previously agreed commitments to women's rights and links to sustainable development are being undermined as part of the Rio+20 process, warns Sascha Gabizon of the Women's Major Group for the forthcoming summit, in an interview with has U.N. Bureau Chief Thalif Deen.