Family Planning, Population Trends and Demography

The Hidden Family Planning Crisis of the Urban Poor

Today, 3.9 billion of us live in cities. That’s more than half the world’s population. By 2050, about two-thirds of us will live in urban areas. Today is World Population Day, and this week the United Nations Population Division released … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Environment, Population and Climate Change

Population Dynamics Are Crucial to Sustainable Development. So Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Them?

For the past 11 months, a group of United Nations member states has been holding meetings seeking input on future goals for sustainable development once the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015. Led by co-chair ambassadors from Hungary and … Continue Reading

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Take a Selfie, Change the World?

From being named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2013 to stealing the show at this year’s Oscars, the “selfie” has already become an inescapable part of our popular culture. Now, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is hoping … Continue Reading