Family Planning, International Policies, Youth

Day 2 Recap: Keeping Youth and Human Rights in Focus

As the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) progressed today, we encountered new roadblocks. Not about grounds passes and room reservations (much of that has been resolved—bravo!), but about the very essence of this Commission. Why … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Environment, Population and Climate Change

PAI Partners Talk Sustainable Development on Capitol Hill

  Today, PAI—together with the Sierra Club and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)—hosted  a Congressional briefing on integrated population, health and environment (PHE) programs. The briefing featured the work of partners Deepa Pullanikkatil of Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) in … 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

Environment, Family Planning

Population + Health + Environment = Sustainability? Ethiopia Shows How It’s Done

It takes us two hours by rocky dusty road to get here. Hawaryat Town is nestled in the mountains of Southwestern Ethiopia. It is in the Guraghe Zone, one of the most densely populated in the country and as we … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Paying for Public Health Out of Our Own Pockets

Last week, UN Member States, civil society, regional commissions, observers and specialized agencies gathered in New York City for the 46th Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD).* This year’s theme was migration, and the negotiations produced a … Continue Reading

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Dated Discrimination Comes Back to Life

Warning: This piece includes spoilers for the most recent season of Downton Abbey. For the women of Downton Abbey, this season has brought some struggles when it comes to reproductive rights. In the most direct family planning plotline, savvy Lady … Continue Reading