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  1. July 2nd 2015  |  Tags: , , ,

    United Kingdom population growth soaring

    2 July 2015 Population estimates recently released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) of the United Kingdom indicate that population levels in the country are increasing at an alarming rate....
  2. June 30th 2015  |  Tags: , , , , ,

    Pope Francis fails to address population

    30 June 2015 In the first encyclical issued by Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home, he rightly expresses concern about the environment and climate change. However, Pope Francis fails...
  3. June 24th 2015  |  Tags: , ,

    Sixth mass extinction underway

    24 June 2015 A study published last week in the journal Science Advances indicates that a sixth mass extinction of animal and plant species has begun and human activity is the...
  4. June 17th 2015  |  Tags: ,

    World Refugee Day

    17 June 2015 This year's World Refugee Day on 20 June "commemorates the strength, courage and resilience of refugees." There currently are more than 50 million refugees across the globe. Many will...
  5. June 15th 2015  |  Tags: , , , ,

    World Day to Combat Desertification

    15 June 2015 World Day to Combat Desertification is 17 June. This year's theme is "attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems." Desertification occurs when drylands are degraded...
  6. June 10th 2015  |  Tags: , , , , ,

    Help others to gain access to contraception

    10 June 2015 We believe that everyone should have access to the contraception of their choice. Unfortunately, for many people this is far from the case. Worldwide, more than 200 million...
  7. June 2nd 2015  |  Tags: , ,

    The benefits of small families

    3 June 2015 We have released a briefing on the benefits of small families. Small families have a beneficial effect on many aspects of life. Small families are a source of well-being...
  8. June 1st 2015  |  Tags: , , ,

    World Environment Day – 5 June

    1 June 2015 World Environment Day is celebrated globally on 5 June each year. The United Nations calls the Day the "people's day for doing something positive for the environment." The...
  9. May 28th 2015  |  Tags: , , ,

    Teenager sings her way out of child marriage

    29 May 2015 When Afghan-born Sonita Alizadeh was 14 years old, she was told that she would soon be sent back to Afghanistan from Iran to be married. Her parents...
  10. May 22nd 2015  |  Tags: , ,

    International Day of Action for Women’s Health

    22 May 2015 Across the globe, women are routinely denied the right to take control of their own bodies. They are forced into motherhood against their will or coerced into unwanted...