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  • CEDAW strives for gender equality

    24 October 2016 COMMENT Between 24 October and 18 November the 65th edition of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) will be held in Geneva. The convention strives to create gender equality between men and women. read more...
  • Why we must support the world’s 10-year-old girls

    21 October 2016 COMMENT According to a new UNFPA report launched this week, 10-year-old girls worldwide are at an age from which a path of opportunity, creativity and productivity can follow, or ‘family, community and institutions may block (their) safe and healthy transition through adolescence into adulthood.’ read more...
  • Population matters on World Energy Day

    20 October 2016 COMMENT October 22 is World Energy Day. As long as population grows, the total number of energy consumers grows, even if each consumer uses less. Therefore, we should focus not only on optimisation of energy use and renewable energy sources, but also on population stabilisation. read more...
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    17 October 2016 COMMENT The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on 17 October, aims to make the voices of the poorest of society heard. The first UN Sustainable Development Goal is committed to lifting everyone out of extreme poverty by 2030. Yet, rapid population growth will make this difficult to achieve. read more...
  • Population matters on World Food Day

    14 October 2016 COMMENT 16 October is World Food Day. As population increases, food security is increasingly uncertain. The Sustainable Development Goal to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030 is ever more challenging to achieve. read more...
  • Contraceptives for Caloocan City

    12 October 2016 COMMENT Over a hundred people in the Philippines have been able to gain control over their fertility, thanks to £5,000 which our initiative PopOffsets gifted to local organizations. We are delighted to see that funding of small-scale family planning projects has the power to transform lives for the better. read more...
  • International Day of the Girl Child

    11 October 2016 COMMENT 11 October is the International Day of the Girl Child. According to UNICEF, approximately 120 million girls under the age of 20 — about one in 10 — have experienced forced intercourse or other sexual acts. As many as 15 million girls under 18 are married every year — many with little or no say in the matter. read more...
  • International Day of the Older Person

    7 October 2016 COMMENT On 1 October the world celebrated the International Day of the Older Person. While the proportion of elderly people is growing in many developed nations, including the UK, older people are still confronted with outdated negative stereotypes and misconceptions. read more...
  • Global biodiversity and population

    26 September 2016 BRIEFING Biodiversity is the sum of all plants, animals and microorganisms along with the ecosystems of which they are a part. As the human footprint on the earth has expanded, the earth’s biodiversity has continuously declined. read more...
  • State of Nature report overlooks population growth impact

    15 September 2016 COMMENT On September 14th, more than 50 nature conservation and research organisations published the 2016 State of Nature report. The report found evidence of significant losses ... read more...

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