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Population Matters is a membership organization that has been in existence for more than 20 years. We promote smaller families to make the world a better place.

People in a park

Our vision is of a global population size enabling decent living standards for all and environmental sustainability, as part of the broader campaign for a sustainable future. Our goals include universal access to family planning services, an end to discrimination against women throughout the world and a global convergence in living standards.

Our activities comprise education, research, lobbying and campaigning. All of our activities are guided by our values.

The people associated with our organization include our patrons, advisory council, board, team of staff and volunteers and members.

People working together

We work with other organizations that are addressing population and sustainability issues.

Detailed information about our activities and finances can be found in our annual reports.

Until 2011, Population Matters was known as the Optimum Population Trust, which remains our registered name.

We are a company limited by guarantee (3019081) and a registered charity (1114109). Our Articles of Association may be obtained for a small fee from Companies House.

We are unconnected with but entirely endorse the US-based blog Population Matters.