Reproductive Health : Newsfile
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15 August 2013
Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.
31 July 2012
Leaders from faith-based organisations, including Catholics, Protestants and Muslims, have thrown their weight behind efforts by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the British Government to put family planning firmly back on the development agenda.
17 May 2012
The number of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth worldwide has been cut almost in half in the past 20 years, but much more remains to be done, according to a study released today by several United Nations agencies.
26 April 2012
Britain’s prestigious Royal Society gave fresh impetus today to the growing concern over human impacts on the Earth by calling for the stabilisation of the planet’s population by voluntary methods. But, it said, this must be accompanied by a rebalancing of consumption between developed and developing nations.
2 April 2012
In 1994, the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt, recognized reproductive health and family planning as fundamental human rights. Delegates committed to making voluntary family planning services universally available by 2015.
1 December 2011
With thousands of experts gathering in Dakar, Senegal, this week for the largest family planning meeting of its kind, the United Nations is calling on world leaders to invest more in voluntary family planning.
15 November 2011
Failing states are now a prominent feature of the international political landscape - and their failure can often be correlated with their demographics.
27 October 2011
World population is projected to reach 7 billion by the end of October. How we respond now will determine whether we have a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future or one that is marked by inequalities, environmental decline and economic setbacks.
24 October 2011
This is one of a series of articles featured in the Guardian newspaper, marking the 7 billion population landmark. It is the second of two reports from Africa, reproduced by special arrangement with that newspaper. It comes from Zambia, whose population is set to increase by a factor of 10 by the end of this century.
24 October 2011
This is one of a series of articles featured in the Guardian newspaper, marking the 7 billion population landmark. It is the first of two reports from Africa, reproduced by special arrangement with that newspaper. It comes from Tanzania, where 70 per cent of the population is under 30 and education is vital, if population growth is to be reduced to a manageable level.
- Welcome to our Website
- Voices from Planet 21
- Faith leaders lend support to family planning campaign
- Melinda Gates helps family planning make a fresh start
- COMMENTARY: The case for family planning that Rio+20 forgot
- Mixed signals for Africa's population growth
- Maternal deaths halved in 20 years, but faster progress needed
- We must stabilise the human population says Royal Society
- 215 million women still have unmet need for family planning
- COMMENTARY: World must wake up to the coming crisis in the Sahel
- UN calls for more support for family planning
- Demographics loom large in state failure
- More investment in youth needed, as world population tops 7 billion
- COMMENTARY: Overpopulation is too big a problem to ignore
- Population growth in Zambia: a view from the slums