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  • Joan Kembabazi: girls’ education is key

    Joan Kembabazi: girls’ education is key

    At the beginning of June, Sweden hosted the Stockholm+50 conference, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. Joan Kembabazi, one of our Choice Ambassadors, attended…

  • One school, one tree at a time: climate campaigning in Uganda

    One school, one tree at a time: climate campaigning in Uganda

    Voted Environmentalist of Tomorrow by CNN in 2021, Nyombi Morris is a climate change activist from Uganda. With a mission to educate and inspire young people, he’s one of our…

  • Progress in family planning – but a long road ahead

    Progress in family planning – but a long road ahead

    Last week, Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) released its annual report. The project is designed to enable 120 more million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries to use modern contraception…

  • Speaking out on climate change

    Speaking out on climate change

    Population Matters’ Patron, Sir David Attenborough, is spearheading ‘The People’s Seat’ at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP24)  in Poland this December. In a short video by the UNFCC secretariat, Sir…

  • Campaigning for more UK aid for family planning

    Access to family planning services is vital to poverty reduction and the success of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). This was the message delivered by Population Matters volunteers, who spent…

  • Meet our new chief executive

    Meet our new chief executive

    In December, Robin Maynard started work at Population Matters as our Interim CEO. In this interview, he explains why he is here and what he hopes to achieve. What’s your…

  • The UK election, overseas aid and family planning

    The UK election, overseas aid and family planning

    UPDATE, 21 April 2017: Since this item was written, the Prime Minister has confirmed that the commitment to current levels of aid spending will remain a part of the Conservative Party…

  • Livestock, extinction . . .   and population

    Livestock, extinction . . . and population

    Last week, Population Matters attended the high-profile Livestock and Extinction conference in London, organised by Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) and WWF-UK. The conference brought together experts on food production, wildlife, the…

  • US ends funding for United Nations Population Fund

    US ends funding for United Nations Population Fund

    On Monday, the US declared it was cutting its funds to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – an agency that promotes family planning in more than 150 countries – threatening the health…

  • One step forward, two steps back in African economic development?

    One step forward, two steps back in African economic development?

    Despite significant progress in recent years, Malawi’s government is concerned that young Malawis will inherit only poverty as economic gains are neutralised by population growth.  Malawi sees an increase in…