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Progress in family planning – but a long road ahead

12 December 2018

Last week, Family Planning 2020 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 by 2020.

Livestock, extinction . . . and population

3 November 2018

Last week, Population Matters attended the high-profile Livestock and Extinction conference in London. The conference brought together experts on food production, wildlife, the environment, policymaking, and health to examine the impact of industrial agriculture on the natural world and identify solutions.

US ends funding for United Nations Population Fund

1 November 2018

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 and rights of millions of girls and women around the world, particularly those most vulnerable.

UN population report: progress, but much to do

26 October 2018

The new State of the World Population 2018 report published by the United Nations Population Fund highlights the importance of having the power to choose the timing, number, and spacing of children in order to promote global economic and social development.

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