Population Matters

Agreements, quotes & polls

Agreements, quotes & polls

International agreements and organizational policies are listed here.
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International agreements

International agreements on advancing reproductive health that have been reached are listed below. Such agreements, by helping people to decide when and how many children to have, have a direct effect on birth rates and thus population size.

Joint International Population Statement.

Population organizations

Extracts of References to Population in Selected Agreements. Various
African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, 2015
Addis Ababa Declaration on Accelerating the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. UNECA, 2014
Stockholm Statement of Commitment. IPCI, 2014
Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development. UN-ECLAC, 2013
Dhaka Declaration. UN, 2013
Bali Global Youth Forum Declaration. ICPD, 2012
Summary of Commitments. London Summit on Family Planning, 2012
Resolution of the 45th session of the Commission on Population and Development. UN, 2012
Istanbul Convention. COE, 2011
Laxenburg Declaration on Population and Sustainable Development. IIASA, 2011
Ouagadougou Declaration. UAPS-UEPA, 2011
Framework for Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health. DFID, 2011
Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. UN, 2010
Muskoka Initiative for Maternal, Newborn and Under-Five Child Health. G8, 2010
Millennium Declaration. UN, 2000
Millennium Development Goals. UN, 2000
Platform for Action. UN Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, China, 1995
International Conference on Population and Development. UN Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, with support from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), 1994
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). UN, 1979

Organizational policies

Policies on population and sustainability adopted by organizations around the world are listed below.

Anglican Church of Australia – motion on population
Australian Democrats – sustainable population policy
Countdown 2015 – fact sheet on sexual and reproductive health and environmental sustainability
Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) – global population, consumption and rights
Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) – position paper on population
Green Party of England and Wales – population policy for a sustainable society
Green Party of England and Wales – animal rights policy (AR402 – To take pressure off wild animals by voluntarily limiting our population, by actively discouraging and penalising pollution and by preserving and restoring stable habitats.)
Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand – population policy
Horn of Africa – joint position statement from civil society organizations on population growth and climate change
IAP – statement on population and consumption
International Planned Parenthood Federation – policy on climate change and sexual and reproductive health
Nature Conservation Council of NSW – population policies
Save the Children – policy on population
Sierra Club – Global Population and the Environment Program
Sustainable Population Party of Australia – population policies
Various – extracts of references to population in selected policies
Wildlife Trusts – position on population, resource use & consumption
World Wildlife Fund – policy on population