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The Horn of Africa food crisis shows the need to provide the world's poor with better access to family planning as part of efforts to prevent future tragedies, the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has said.
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance and Marie Stopes International have announced a new partnership which will combine their collective strengths within the sexual and reproductive health arena: community action on AIDS and family planning.
Climate change poses a major threat to future peace and security, a senior UN official has warned.
A new study has found that in areas affected by conflict and violence such as Darfur and Congo, most women want to limit childbearing, but only 2% to 16% have access and means to use contraceptives.
Our choice to reproduce - or not - is a fundamental human right, and decision-makers must consider it in this context alone, writes Neil Datta, Secretary of the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development, for the Guardian Global Development Blog published on World Population Day 2011.
By 2015, women demanding family planning services in the developing world will likely reach 933 million, a terrific increase from the current 818 million women demanding access to these basic reproductive commodities - requiring significant increases in donor funding for voluntary family planning programmes.
GENEVA, 14 June 2011 - Gender-biased sex selection reflects and fuels a culture of discrimination and violence, and must be addressed urgently by all segments of government and society as a matter of women's human rights, five UN agencies have stressed.
KAMPALA, Uganda - Politicians and protesters have blamed rising inflation for recent riots that have claimed 10 lives here, but officials and policymakers are beginning to focus on how the country's rapidly growing population is contributing to the unrest.
Oxfam has published a report calling for an overhaul of the world's food system, warning that in a couple of decades, millions more people would be gripped by hunger due to population growth and climate-hit harvests.
Goods and services from the natural world should be factored into the global economic system, says a forthcoming UN biodiversity report revealing the price of consuming the planet.