May 22nd 2015 | Tags: Family planning and reproductive health, Teen pregnancy, Women's rights and empowerment
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...
May 18th 2015 | Tags: Ecosystems and biodiversity, Environment, Land
18 May 2015
International Day for Biological Diversity 2015 is 22 May. The theme for the Day this year is "Biodiversity for Sustainable Development".
More than 4,500 mammal, bird and amphibian...
May 15th 2015 | Tags: Family planning and reproductive health, Women's rights and empowerment
14 May 2015
The theme of this year's International Day of Families, which will be on 15 May, is "Men in Charge? Gender Equality and Children's Rights in Contemporary Families".
May 13th 2015 | Tags: Ecosystems and biodiversity, Poverty, Space and amenities
13 May 2015
Environmental sustainability was not a major issue in the recent United Kingdom general election and was not reflected very strongly in the party manifestos. However, that does not...
May 12th 2015 | Tags: Climate change, Ecosystems and biodiversity, Environment
12 May 2015
Started in 2006, Endangered Species Day is "a celebration of wildlife and wild places" intended to promote the "importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions people can...
April 30th 2015 | Tags: Family planning and reproductive health, Teen pregnancy, Women's rights and empowerment
29 April 2015
Across the globe, approximately 222 million women have an unmet need for contraception. The lack of access to modern contraception is not restricted to developing countries in...
April 21st 2015 | Tags: Climate change, Environment, Land, Space and amenities
21 April 2015
Earth Day was launched in the United States in 1970 as a way to raise awareness of the devastating impact that man was having on the planet....
April 9th 2015 | Tags: Environment, Health and pollution
9 April 2015
Alarm bells are ringing for Arctic wildlife with the discovery that mercury levels in the feathers of ivory gulls have increased almost 50-fold.
University of Saskatchewan biologists studied...
April 3rd 2015 | Tags: Family planning and reproductive health, Population information and analysis, Women's rights and empowerment
3 April 2015
World Population Day is an annual event observed on 11 July each year. The Day is intended to raise awareness of global population issues.
World population size exceeded five...
March 19th 2015 | Tags: Ecosystems and biodiversity, Energy, Environment, Land, Resources, Water
19 March 2015
According to the World Wildlife Fund, humanity is consuming each year 50 per cent more than the world produces from renewable resources. The balance comes from nonrenewable resources...