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Unless biodiversity loss goes on the agenda of every minister from transport to trade, our generation will fail the next one, warns Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, writing in The Guardian.
ISTANBUL - Investments in young people, women's empowerment and reproductive health, including family planning, are critical to boosting least developed countries' productive capacity and speeding their escape from poverty, according to a new report by the United Nations Population Fund.
UNITED NATIONS, New York - The world's population is projected to reach 7 billion on 31 October 2011, and is likely to reach over 10 billion by 2100, the United Nations announced today.
The 44th annual session of the Commission on Population and Development has concluded, adopting a resolution on fertility, reproductive health and development safeguarding the rights of women and young people to access education and lifesaving services.
Urgent action and stronger political will is needed to make a final push to achieve universal access to reproductive health, empower women and reduce poverty, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director said Monday.
If endangered species continue to disappear , the planet will experience a sixth mass extinction over just the next few centuries or millennia, warns a group of scientists at the University of California, Berkley.
Thousands of women in poor countries would die from pregnancy-related complications if funding for U.S. International family planning and reproductive health assistance was cut significantly, according to two new Guttmacher Institute analyses.
Women in rural areas could help reduce by up to 17 per cent the number of the world's hungry which currently stands at almost 1-billion, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Three-quarters of the world's coral reefs are in danger of dying owing to pollution, overfishing and climate change, according to a new report.
Water, air and waste management will all suffer from the impact of a growing and shifting population in the UK, is the warning of a new report by the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.