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European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has spoken out about the challenges posed by demographic pressures, in response to a National Geographic video about the world population reaching 7 billion this year.
Rapid population growth and food insecurity are among the factors that fuelled the revolution in Egypt and serve as a caution for other countries facing human and environmental overload, say analysts.
AUSTRALIAN doctors are addressing population growth with a new health campaign targeting general practitioners and their patients.
Fertility must drop below replacement level in order to stabilise the world population says the latest UN World Demographic Trends report, warning that urgent investment in voluntary family planning services is needed over the next few decades.
A UK government-commissioned study into food security has called for urgent action to avert global hunger, warning that population growth and climate change present major threats to food security over coming decades.
Pakistan’s problems with militancy, a fragile economy and natural disasters such as the 2010 floods have often been discussed, but an even greater threat may be posed by the sheer numbers of people in the country.
The UK International Development Committee has published a report of the 2010 Millennium Development Goals Review Summit, urging that that future development targets take account of the need to address world population increase.
A groundbreaking report has been published by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK), putting forward urgent engineering solutions to the expected consequences of projected global population increase over the coming decades.
One year after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the UNFPA has called for increased support for women and young people in the country’s recovery and reconstruction efforts.
The British Government has published a comprehensive strategy for improving reproductive, maternal and newborn health in the developing world. The strategy highlights the role of rapid population growth in undermining sustainable development and heightening vulnerability to climate change.