Family Planning, International Policies

What Happened 20 Years Ago Still Matters for Women Today

Today, representatives from 47 nations and countless civil society organizations are gathering at the United Nations in New York for the 47th Commission on Population and Development (CPD). The purpose of this year’s CPD is to review 20 years of … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Zambian Family Planning Advocates: “Think Like an Ant, Not An Elephant.”

“In Zambia, family planning is not part of the nursing school curriculum.” It seems unbelievable, but our partners from the Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia explain that unless nurses get special post-training, they are not routinely taught how to insert … Continue Reading

Climate Change, International Policies, Population and Climate Change

New Climate Report Brings Opportunities for Action

Today’s news headlines are flooded with statements about climate change and its impacts, thanks to a new report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The take-away? Climate change is here and already impacting the world’s poorest and … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

Negotiated CPD Outcome Brings Opportunity to Advance Reproductive Health

After several meetings and delayed decisions, it is official that there will be a negotiated outcome document at the 47th session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD). This is great news for sexual and reproductive health … Continue Reading

International Policies

Vatican City Is Smaller Than a Golf Course. So Why Is It Treated Like a Country at the U.N.?

This week, the United Nations (U.N.) Committee on the Rights of the Child, the panel tasked with monitoring compliance to the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, issued a scathing report against the Vatican. The committee urged the … Continue Reading

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Day 5 Recap: It’s a Wrap

The long hours were worth it. Throughout the week, there were challenges that bordered on the surreal. No room reservations, microphones that didn’t work, emails that got caught up in the system. Admittedly modest in scope, these bureaucratic problems threatened, at … Continue Reading