Climate Change, Environment, Population and Climate Change

At the U.N. and Everywhere, Women Need to Be in the Conversation

Today, world leaders are gathered in New York for a climate change summit convened by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. And yesterday, the U.N. General Assembly held a special session reviewing 20 years of progress on reproductive health and … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

20 Years Later, Tackling Cairo’s Unfinished Agenda

Today, the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Foundation (UNF), came together for a 20-year review of the Programme of Action from the International Conference on Population and Development … Continue Reading

Day 1 Recap: Amid a Troubled Start, Some Bright Spots

As we head into the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD), in the 20th year of the Programme of Action developed at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), let’s not neglect substance 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

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What’s Youth Got To Do With It?

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading