Youth

The Largest-Ever Generation of Youth Is Speaking Up. Here’s Why We Should Listen.

There are more young people in the world today than at any other point in history. In fact, nearly 40 percent of the world’s 7.2 billion people are under the age of 24. Today, on International Youth Day, the world … Continue Reading

Population Trends and Demography

Seeing the Big Picture on Urbanization

The United Nations Population Division recently updated one of their signature products: the World Urbanization Prospects. By 2050, the world’s urban population is projected to grow by 2.5 billion people, with almost 90 percent of that growth expected to be … Continue Reading

Family Planning

Looking for Leadership for Women and Girls

As African leaders converge on Washington, D.C. this week for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, economic development is at the top of their agenda. And while their discussions are primarily focused around trade and energy, we know it’s hard for any … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Every Second President Obama Hesitates Harms U.S. Efforts to Prevent Unsafe Abortions, Deaths

Today, PAI and other reproductive rights organizations launched a campaign to urge President Obama to take action on the Helms Amendment–a dangerous policy that withholds funding for safe abortion care even from women who have been raped, or who are … Continue Reading

Youth

Could This Be The Future of Sex Ed in India?

A few months ago, the world’s largest democracy got a new leader, Narendra Modi. The new prime minister of India brought with him Harsh Vardhan as minister of health. Since his appointment, Vardhan has made, to put it mildly, some … Continue Reading

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Data for Development

Relevant, quality, and timely data are essential to effective policy and program design, and to monitoring the impact of interventions. Recognizing the importance of data for development, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is working to build the capacity of … Continue Reading