Environment, Population and Climate Change

Why is Sustainable Management of Oceans, Forests and Biodiversity a Population Issue?

“We need to protect our oceans as if our lives depend on it, because they do.” That was the message brought by Dr. Sylvia Earle from National Geographic to last week’s Eighth Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals … 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

International Policies

Your Cheat Sheet to the U.N.’s Post-2015 Development Process

The United Nations’ Post-2015 development agenda will define global development priorities between now and the year 2030. Those of us in civil society have been watching, reading, tracking and trying to figure out where we can insert ourselves in a … 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

Climate Change, Contraceptives and Condoms, Environment

In the Post-2015 Agenda, Youth Deserve a Seat at the Grown-Ups Table

More than half of the world’s population is under 25. Youth are not merely an ‘interest group’ in the Post-2015 agenda, and they deserve more than a thematic consultation or Google+ Hangout with the decision makers, the grown-ups. It is … Continue Reading

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Why We Care (And Why You Should, Too)

Recently, PAI President and CEO Suzanne Ehlers was featured by the United Nation Foundation’s Why We Care campaign, a platform for individuals to share their journeys to becoming champions for international reproductive health. In her essay, Suzanne talks about formative Peace … Continue Reading