Family Planning, International Policies

Strong, Courageous and Creative A Recipe for Realizing the Rights of Women and Girls

Earlier this week, I attended “Celebrating Cairo & Going Beyond”, a side event at the United Nations (U.N.) Commission on Population and Development (CPD). The event was organized by the High Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population … 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

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

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